The New Standard in Food Logistics and Supply Chain Management Industry

Apr 11, 2019 | Cold Storage & Logistics, News, Refrigerated Trucking

In today’s marketplace, companies of all sizes are finding that outsourcing their logistics processes to a 3PL company can result in long term financial savings and improved customer service. In fact, ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on 3PL companies like RLS Logistics for their logistics and supply chain management needs, according to Armstrong & Associates. RLS Logistics is a leading 3PL company that has been providing frozen and refrigerated cold chain solutions, such as truckload transportation and less than truckload shipping, for over 50 years. Additionally, the company’s expertise in cold storage warehousing, transportation, and direct to consumer fulfillment solutions allows customers to utilize one provider for all their cold chain needs. 

Refrigerated and frozen commodities we provide 3PL transportation and warehouse services for:

  • Frozen seafood
  • Frozen meat
  • Frozen foods, including French fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks
  • Frozen vegetables and fruit
  • Frozen pizza
  • Frozen baked goods
  • Frozen desserts, including cheesecake, cookies, etc.
  • Fresh pickles
  • Refrigerated eggs
  • Refrigerated dairy products, including cheese, milk, yogurt, etc.

“Over the past few years, there have been many changes throughout the 3PL industry,” said Russell F. Leo, Chief Executive Officer. “Mega mergers, rapidly evolving technologies, increased regulations, and changing consumer behaviors are all impacting how we do business. Because of this, the entire industry is dramatically different than it was just ten years ago. As a family owned 3PL company providing cold storage and transportation services, we are stepping up to the plate to challenge the big guys and offer comparable solutions that meet the needs of mid to large sized frozen and refrigerated food companies” 

RLS has earned a loyal and growing client base from the start of their New Jersey 3PL company, and a reputation for reliable on time delivery built on five core “Value Propositions” customers can expect, including: 

  • A professional and knowledgeable staff dedicated to meeting customer needs 
  • Rigorous food safety procedures 
  • Custom-tailored logistics solutions 
  • Flexible and simple to do business with 
  • A data driven technology platform through our customer portal anello

“Where larger logistics and supply chain management companies have layers of management and bureaucracy, we are flexible and responsive to contingencies as they arise 24 hours a day. We know our clients, and they know us on a first name basis; the lines of communication are always open. Through this simple, straightforward approach, we take the chaos out of the supply chain process for our customers,” Russell said.

The simple approach is what differentiates RLS from other cold storage solutions providers and has fueled its expansion plan to team up with likeminded family run cold storage Warehouse Partners nationwide. Our temperature controlled Warehouse Partners are strategically placed near major metropolitan areas, including a cold chain warehouse near Philadelphia, PA, and a multi temperature cold chain warehouse near Boston, MA, just to name a couple. The national expansion plan for warehouse partners maps out a best in class, family operated cold storage network across the US and Eastern and Western Canada. 

Additionally, RLS offers a complete menu of cold chain solutions from fully integrated transportation and cold storage warehousing programs to standalone logistics services. State of the art electronic order management, shipment planning, and control, and real time performance technology tools ensure the accuracy of every order. 

RLS consolidates and delivers frozen and refrigerated food products to over 2,200 foodservice and retail distributors all over the U.S. on a weekly schedule with less than truckload shipping services and the Walmart transportation logistics program. RLS also provides pick and pack fulfillment services for direct to consumer customers, and frozen and refrigerated warehousing at strategically located cold storage warehouse facilities.   

“We are a third generation, family owned and operated 3PL company who remain hands on in the operation of the business,” said Russell. “Every department and team member at RLS is held accountable to our continuous improvement program.”

“The program is the measure of our ability to deliver our customers’ orders from point of origin to destination on time; at the lowest cost possible; with the correct quantity, product, and lot; damage free; and at the right temperature. To this end, all RLS temperature controlled operations are GFSI certified for storage and distribution by the British Retail Consortium Global Standard (BRCGS) and comply with all government and USDA regulations” continued Russell.

For more information on how RLS Logistics can help your refrigerated and frozen food company succeed, please contact us at 800-579-9900 or

ABOUT RLS LOGISTICS: Headquartered in Newfield, NJ, RLS Logistics is a family-owned, third-party logistics provider specializing in value-added cold chain solutions, including LTL and FTL transportation, cold storage warehousing, and direct-to-consumer fulfillment. Founded in 1968, the company has been owned and managed by the Leo family for over 50 years and has grown into a leading integrated cold chain 3PL. For more information, visit www.rlslogistics.com.

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