When Scott Niswonger saw an opportunity to save customers time and money by providing a better service to solve a core transportation and logistics challenge, a business was born.
Since 1981, that original formula — game-changing strategies, and creating efficiency — has been the hallmark of logistics innovation and customer satisfaction at Landair.
Dedicated to Service Beyond Performance
Landair’s origins were as a dedicated contract carriage provider, moving freight between airports for time-definite airfreight networks. A customer-centric culture was forged early by the need to deliver outstanding performance, consistent shipment-related communication and added value — above and beyond what customers expected.
Landair soon found that a service beyond performance approach to serving airfreight customers was valued by manufacturers and retailers as well. Before long, the company’s rapid growth prompted Forbes magazine to name Landair one of “Top 200 Small Companies” in America for eight consecutive years.
Evolving Landair’s Core Service Offering
By 1996 Landair’s then vice president of sales, John Tweed, saw another opportunity in contract distribution management. Tweed left Landair and launched Warehouse Logistics, which built an impressive base of satisfied customers by providing high-performance warehouse management and specialty manufacturing services.
In 2000, Warehouse Logistics merged with Landair. The merger completed Landair’s evolution from a freight carrier into an innovative third-party logistics provider.
In July 2018, Landair was acquired by Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Covenant Transport Services. The acquistion added Landair’s premier transportation, logistics and warehouse services to Covenant’s portfolio, while lending Landair the strength of Covenant’s resources and 30-plus years of transportation expertise.
An Agile, Asset-Based 3PL
Today’s Landair is an agile, asset-based 3PL with more than 1,300 employees, including an experienced team of logistics, transportation and distribution professionals who possess deep expertise in their respective fields.
Landair operates its own fleet of more than 300 modern, technology-equipped, fuel-efficient tractors. Landair has also built a nationwide network of allied freight carriers, each carefully screened and monitored for equipment reliability, driver experience and safe operations. The company also owns and operates more than 3 million square feet of warehousing and distribution space.
Today’s Landair is a 3PL partner capable of providing transportation and logistics services for supply chains throughout the United States: