PISCATAWAY, NJ—Pilot Freight Services, a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, has opened a 65,000 square-foot multi-client warehouse at 270 Old New Brunswick Road in Piscataway, NJ, its largest multi-client operation and its first in the Northeast.
The new facility will help Pilot’s network of Northeast clients meet the needs of their customers quickly and with flexibility.
“Our experience and dedication to providing full-service, turnkey solutions across the country makes this a next natural step,” said John Hill, president and chief commercial officer. “We’re excited to expand our offerings in the Northeast and give our clients unsurpassed flexibility and customization in their warehousing needs.”
Using Pilot’s shared warehousing reduces the risks and costs involved in opening a private, dedicated facility or using a public warehouse, the company says.
Pilot opened its first multi-client operation in Chicago in 2010, followed by warehouses in Dallas, Toronto, Los Angeles and Orlando. This new multi-client warehouse gives clients of all sizes and scope located in the saturated Northeast market the ability to store, distribute and manage transportation operations. Clients can fully customize the experience to fit their needs by outsourcing distribution, packaging and transportation management to highly trained Pilot employees. Pilot also can operate as a 3PL, managing customers’ transportation providers and their contacts.
The new warehouse is near multiple major airports and the Port of New Jersey. As the largest multi-client warehouse opened by Pilot, the location was also influenced by specific customer needs and demands.
In addition to providing services and warehousing for retail and B2B industries, the Piscataway facility is specially equipped to serve clients fulfilling medical device orders. The building and staff have met rigorous documentation requirements to ensure quality processes and procedures, Pilot says.
The warehouse will operate five days a week with after-hours and holiday on-call capabilities. Hours of operation will change to meet customer requirements and volumes and Pilot plans to operate 24 hours, seven days a week during peak seasons to meet client demands timely and efficiently.