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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pilot Detroit doubles its footprint

Back in June I told you about the Pilot Houston station moving to a new space, and now the Detroit station has followed suit. As of a few weeks ago, all Pilot operations in Detroit are being housed at a new facility, more than double the size of their previous space. The move was necessitated by significant sustained growth across the station's domestic, international and home delivery business.

With this location change, the automotive group -- which was previously displaced due to a lack of room -- has moved back in with the rest of the Pilot group in Detroit.

I spoke with Zach Pollock, the station manager, who was very excited about the 12 dock doors in the new facility. The station recently launched a cartage trucking operation, which has been extremely successful thus far, but was limited by the old facility's limited number of docks. With this increased capacity, the team will be able to load and unload multiple trucks at once, increasing the flow of freight they can handle.

Congratulations to the team on the move!

Pilot Freight Services
11400 Metro Airport Center Dr., Suite 200
Romulus, MI 48174
Phone: 734-941-4090
FAX: 734-941-3677
Continue reading below for the press release we put out this morning on the news.


Pilot Freight Services Detroit Station Moves to New, Larger Location

LIMA, Pa.—August 2, 2011—Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, announced today that its Detroit station has moved to a new location, located less than half a mile from the Detroit Metro Airport, significantly expanding its footprint.

The new site offers more than 21,600 square feet of office and warehouse space—more than double in size from the station’s previous location—and features twelve dock doors that will accommodate the station’s recently launched cartage trucking operation. Additionally, the larger facility has created space for Pilot’s automotive logistics group, previously housed at a separate location. With this move, all Pilot Detroit operations are located in one building.

“We’ve seen continuous growth across our home delivery, international and domestic business over the last several years, and we just ran out of space to work with,” said Zach Pollock, manager of the Detroit station. “This new location has been renovated to fit our exact needs, and offers us much more room to accommodate new and existing customers, particularly in the warehousing space and increased number of docks.”

The station, which is currently operational, is located at 11400 Metro Airport Center Drive, Suite 200, Romulus, MI 48174.


Pilot Freight Services, Inc. is a full-service transportation and logistics provider with over 75 locations throughout North America. Pilot is also a founding member of the World Freight Alliance (WFA), operating in more than 190 countries worldwide. The company’s freight forwarding services encompasses every mode of transportation, including air, ground, and ocean, serving all corners of the globe. Pilot’s logistics programs offer a complete line of expedited and time-definite services, international shipping solutions, product warehousing, and inventory management. In addition, Pilot’s online shipment navigator, CoPilot, makes online shipping fast, convenient, and secure. Learn more about Pilot Freight Services at www.PilotDelivers.com.


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