Port Jersey Logistics acquires TruckItNow Transportation

Cranbury-based Port Jersey Logistics on Friday announced it acquired TruckItNow Transportation, based in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Port Jersey Logistics opened in 1954 with a single truck making pickups and deliveries in the Northeast. Since then, it has expanded its services and geographic footprint by forming Continental Logistics (1983), Tyler Distribution (1984) and 21st Century Distribution (1991).

“Acquiring TruckItNow broadens Continental Logistics’ nationwide reach and expands Port Jersey Logistics’ services portfolio for temperature-controlled, reefer and frozen storage and transportation,” Port Jersey Logistics Corporate Vice President Jeff Ramella said. “Bringing TruckItNow into the fold gives us access to thousands of new carriers and new LTL pool capability that will help us reach more customers with temperature-controlled transportation and shipping services across the United States.

“It also brings us decades of industry expertise.”

Matt Hamstreet, the founder and CEO of TruckItNow Transportation, and his entire coordination/administration team will move to Continental Logistics.

Hamstreet, a seasoned professional with 38 years of experience in sales, management and operations in the trucking/transportation industry, said the transition would be seamless.

“At TruckItNow, we nurture a family-oriented “team” work environment, based on hard work, honesty and integrity — core values that align nicely with Port Jersey Logistics and Continental Logistics,” Hamstreet said. “Treating people the way you want to be treated, employees and customers alike, will help ensure we bring our customers the best possible service in the 3PL industry.”

Through its family of brands, Port Jersey Logistics provides port drayage, full truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal and frozen transportation, as well as public and dedicated warehousing. More than 1 million square feet of warehouse space is available in the Northeast Corridor.

“Our long history of being focused in the food industry has allowed us to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the daily challenges our customers face,” Ramella said. ”Our ongoing commitment to invest in systems, infrastructure — and, most importantly, our people — gives us the ability to provide solutions and insight that other providers simply cannot.”