Dedicated Fleet Management

Expert Fleet Management Solutions That Deliver On Reliability

PITT OHIO’s Dedicated Fleet Management solutions allow you to focus on other aspects of your business while our expert staff manage the logistics details. Your clients will receive the same level of customer service they have come to expect from you because we treat your business like it is our own.

Let us minimize the stress of managing your own fleet.

More and more companies are now focusing on their core competencies and are trusting to outsource their logistics to specialists like PITT OHIO. If you can answer yes to one or more of these pain points below, we have the transportation solution for you.


Rising Costs

From equipment to labor, the rising costs to run my own fleet is no longer practical for my business.


Equipment Setbacks

My equipment is aging. New equipment orders are delayed and parts are harder to obtain for repairs I need to make.


Growing Responsibilities

Upper management is challenging me with more responsibility. I wear many hats throughout the day and my time and focus is spread thin.


Labor Shortage

My company is struggling to recruit and retain drivers, mechanics and dock labor. Finding time to continually train new and current staff continues to overwhelm me.

Benefits of Outsourcing Truck Fleet and Staffing

Outsourcing truck fleet and staffing to a dedicated fleet trucking company like PITT OHIO can offer many benefits for a company. Outsourcing your truck fleet means our equipment and our drivers run your routes.  In addition to worrying less about what goes into managing your fleet, here are some advantages when you outsource to PITT OHIO:


Fleet management outsourcing can lead to significant cost savings for a company. Instead of investing in expensive trucks and equipment, a company can pay a fixed fee to a dedicated trucking company that includes all the necessary equipment, staffing, and maintenance costs.


A dedicated trucking company like PITT OHIO has the expertise and experience to handle all aspects of transportation logistics. This includes any equipment malfunctions, as most have the ability to repair it in-house.  They can ensure that shipments are delivered on time and in good condition, which can improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.


Outsourcing transportation allows a company to adjust its trucking needs to meet changing demands. If a company experiences a sudden increase in shipping volume, it can easily scale up its operations by outsourcing to a dedicated trucking company.


Choosing to outsource a dedicated freight carrier can reduce a company's liability in case of accidents or other incidents. The trucking company is responsible for maintaining and insuring its fleet and drivers, which can limit a company's exposure to risk.


Outsourcing can allow a company to focus on its core business activities. By entrusting transportation logistics to a dedicated trucking company, manufacturers and shippers can free up resources and focus on their core competencies.

If reducing costs or liability, increasing flexibility, and improving service quality appeal to you and your business, contact PITT OHIO today.  We are fleet management experts in the Mid-Atlantic region including Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey who can help take care of your fleet operations and staffing while you focus on your core business activities.

Dedicated Fleet Management Menu

We will help you select from our menu of operational functions to build your dedicated fleet management solution. Together, we will pick and choose what will fit your operation the best.


Equipment & Vehicles

Sprinter Vans
Box Trucks
Non CDL Box Trucks
CDL Tractor Trailers
Freeze Protection Trailers and Straight Trucks
Liftgates to handle a variety of dock scenarios


Driving Routes

Dock to dock
Custom locations


Labor Assignments

Yard jockeys

Outsourcing Truck Transportation

Outsourcing Transportation vs. Purchasing A Truck Fleet

When a business is deciding between outsourcing its truck fleet or purchasing trucks for their own private fleet, they start by determining what aligns best with their short term and long-term business needs.  Private fleet owners are straying from the traditional path of buying trucks to add to their fleet or replace aging equipment.  Instead, they are outsourcing all or part of their truck fleet operations to companies like PITT OHIO, who provides dedicated fleet services.  Here are a few considerations that will help you decide if outsourcing your truck fleet is right for your business.

Taking Care of Increasing Costs

  • Outsourcing does not require a large upfront investment and has limited extra charges to help you better budget.
  • Purchasing requires a large sum of money upfront. Equipment depreciates in value and if a loan was used to purchase the fleet, the value of the truck may be less than you expected for resale once the loan is paid off.

Unexpected Repairs and Regular Maintenance

  • Outsourcing gives you access to a qualified team of mechanics if things go wrong and minimizes downtime and interruptions to your supply chain if you need to borrow a replacement vehicle.
  • Purchasing puts the responsibility of repairs and regularly scheduled maintenance on you, in addition to managing payments and insurance.

Keeping Up with Modern Equipment and the Latest Technology

  • Outsourcing allows for you to stay up to date with the latest technology and equipment advancements.
  • Purchasing means that your fleet vehicles and equipment will continue to age and depreciate, while your technology also lags behind the industries latest changes and improvements.

Customizing the Vehicle to your Brand and Needs

  • Outsourcing with other fleet management providers often limits your customization options. But with PITT OHIO, the possibilities are endless. Custom decals on tractors, trailers or vans are available and we can even customize the inside of a vehicle with freeze protection, racks, and more, specialized just for your freight.
  • Purchasing your own fleet comes with ultimate flexibility because you own it. However, this might require hiring an expensive third party to make these customizations.

Assessing where you are currently at and where you want to take your business will help you to determine if outsourcing your truck fleet makes the most sense.  Think about what kind of support feels right for your fleet and business, and connect with PITT OHIO for your outsourcing needs.


Myths versus facts when it comes to fleet management.

Top 5 Myths About Fleet Management

The decision to outsource with a dedicated trucking company is a big one.  We understand the apprehension and that you might fear losing control, the expense, and the future of your employees.  We’re highlighting 5 myths about outsourcing transportation and explaining how PITT OHIO is the best choice to outsource your intra-company truck fleet and driver management.

1. I will lose control of my operations, data, and service standards.

We collaborate with you to understand your goals and learn what insights and data you want to see and how often. Throughout the partnership, PITT OHIO will identify ways to increase efficiency of the entire operation.

2. Outsourcing is expensive.

Take the first step to understand the cost of your intra-company fleet, including your time spent managing your equipment, employees, vendor relationships, insurance claims, etc. Next, factor in what responsibilities or tasks you’re not able to complete today because fleet management is a large part of your day.  Finally, factor into the equation the cost to replenish your fleet of trucks and equipment as they begin to age.  PITT OHIO helps companies when they realize their fleet of trucks is aging and/or no longer meets the needs of their customers.  The final calculation should also include the risk you assume with owning your own equipment and managing your own staff of drivers. By outsourcing with PITT OHIO, we manage the risk for you.

3. Fleet Management is only about equipment.

Yes, equipment is what comes to mind first for most people when they hear “fleet management.” PITT OHIO also has experience helping companies outsource a knowledgeable staff of truck drivers, yard jockeys, warehouse workers and more.

4. No single point of contact to speak to about my fleet or emerging needs.

With PITT OHIO, the line of communication is always open. You will have a dedicated account manager responsible for handling your fleet and/or drivers.  This person operates as an in-house manager for you, serving as an extension to your business for drivers, vendors, insurance providers, and more.

5. If I outsource, my driver employees will be laid off.

We understand the apprehension to outsource because of concerns about what will happen to your employees. PITT OHIO will review your employees driving records, strongly taking into consideration their safety records and look to hire them into a dedicated role.

With so many important functions necessary for a successful business, we can provide a worry-free, day-to-day management of your truck fleet.  Outsourcing with a dedicated trucking company will allow you to increase efficiency and refocus on the core of your business.  By understanding the truth versus popular myths, you can make the best decision for your business.  Ready to get started?  Connect with a PITT OHIO account manager today to access your fleet management needs.

Dedicated Fleet Management Solutions That Work

We will make an immediate impact on your transportation and logistics strategy. After you share your needs with us, we assume the responsibility to implement a solution to help you. Your business will run smoothly and support future growth with a solution that works.


Trust the Experts

Rely on our transportation experience with equipment and staffing efficiencies to answer growing capacity constraints and labor shortages.


Happy Customers

Help your customers stay ahead of any unforeseen delays because of the proactive communication from your dedicated fleet manager.


Priority Attention

Your business is important and receives priority attention throughout the entire solution to minimize disruption to your operation so you can focus on your growing business.


Reduce Risk

We will carry the risk and liability giving you one less thing to worry about every day. Service disruptions are diminished with our guaranteed, large pool of drivers and fully-staffed mechanic shops.

How Specialty Equipment Increases Your Freight Shipping Capacity

Hiring a dedicated fleet services company allows you a great amount of flexibility as your shipping needs fluctuate. Growing your business could result in new customers that might require unique logistical arrangements with equipment you do not own or operate yourself.  By outsourcing all or part of your truck fleet to a transportation company like PITT OHIO, you gain a wide variety of equipment and vehicles from our fleet to meet the growing needs of your customer base.

  • Sprinter Vans – light commercial vehicles to haul commercial goods
  • Box Trucks – medium-duty vehicles with an enclosed cargo space able to haul anywhere from 12,500 to 33,000 pounds
  • Non CDL Box Trucks - medium-duty vehicles with a gross combined weight of fewer than 26,000 pounds
  • CDL Tractor Trailers - combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. Come in 48’ and 53’ options.
  • Freeze Protection Trailers and Straight Trucks – equipment designed and manufactured to protect freight capable of freezing below 32 degree
  • Liftgates to handle a variety of dock scenarios – a lift is attached to the back of the truck to lift heavy objects to the opening (gate). Most useful when a dock is not present.

PITT OHIO can also help if your in-house private fleet does not accommodate your seasonal needs.

Businesses who have their own fleet call PITT OHIO for help with their seasonal needs, such as:

  • Refrigerated shipping
  • Large shipments
  • Last-mile deliveries
  • Enhanced security for high-value shipments

Have specialty freight and need specialty equipment? Contact us for a custom consultation.

Liftgates to help with Dedicated Fleet Services

Businesses Are Outsourcing Transportation to Add Liftgate Equipment

Businesses are outsourcing truck transportation to dedicated fleet services to gain more equipment with liftgates. Liftgates are an essential piece of equipment for many businesses that rely on trucks for shipping and logistics.  To help you determine if liftgate equipment is right for your business, we’ve gathered the following benefits your team can gain from liftgate equipment and what points you should take into consideration when forecasting your outsourcing transportation needs.

Liftgates allow for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of cargo, which can help to improve productivity, reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, and protect employees and goods.

  • Improve productivity. Liftgates can help to speed up the loading and unloading process, which can free up employees to focus on other tasks. This can lead to increased productivity and efficiency.
  • Reduce costs. Liftgates can help to reduce the costs associated with loading and unloading cargo. For example, they can eliminate the need for a forklift or other heavy machinery.
  • Improve Customer Satisfaction. Customers will appreciate being able to receive their deliveries quickly and easily, and liftgates can help to make this happen.
  • Reduce the risk of injury to employees. Manually lifting heavy objects can lead to back injuries and other health problems. Liftgates can help to eliminate this risk by allowing employees to load and unload cargo safely and without strain.
  • Protect goods. Liftgates can help to protect goods from damage during loading and unloading. This is especially important for fragile or expensive items.

Here are some additional points to consider when evaluating the importance of liftgates on trucks for shipping and logistics:

  • The type of cargo that you typically ship. If you ship heavy or bulky items, then a liftgate is essential for safe and efficient loading and unloading.
  • The frequency of your shipping operations. If you ship frequently, then a liftgate can save you a significant amount of time and effort.
  • The size of your fleet. If you require a large fleet of trucks to manage your business, then the cost of adding equipment with liftgates can be offset by the increased productivity and efficiency that they can provide.
  • Where is your freight going? If your pickups and deliveries are in residential areas or to commercial businesses without truck-height docks, a liftgate is crucial for safe, intact, and speedy deliveries. The perfect solution for residential buildings, strip malls, nursing homes, hotels, farms, hospitals, and more.

If everything above sounds good to you, consider outsourcing truck transportation to add liftgate capabilities to your operation! PITT OHIO can help you expand your truck shipping and logistics operations by adding a diverse range of equipment options to improve your business.

Outsource Truck Drivers With A Dedicated Transportation Service

Driver recruiting and retention is a top concern for fleet managers.  PITT OHIO is a dedicated transportation leader providing labor management for companies across many industries, including: healthcare, manufacturing, wholesale, and more.  Our knowledgeable team of human resources and safety professionals provide the capabilities needed to find, train, and retain truck drivers, while 40+ years of trucking experience ensures your business complies with all regulatory requirements. Below are common concerns of many fleet managers and how PITT OHIO’s dedicated transportation service is designed to help with hiring the best truck drivers.


Staffing During Driver Shortage

We assume the stress that comes with finding qualified truck drivers for your business needs.  The drivers that are hired will represent your company in a professional manner when delivering your products or when they are out on the highway.


Up to Date Driver Training

Truck driver training is an ongoing responsibility requiring continuous attention to ensure drivers are up to date on new truck technology and truck driving safety practices. PITT OHIO will be responsible for truck driver training ensuring the safety of customers, employees, and communities.  Read more about PITT OHIO’S Safety and Security priorities and how the proactive approach is used.


Compliant with Federal and State Regulations (Compliant with DOT)

Private fleet managers spend a significant amount of time making sure truck drivers follow the many federal and state regulations.  Outsourcing transportation and driver management to PITT OHIO means we will maintain the proper paperwork required by the Department of Transportation (DOT).  We also manage the mandatory drug testing and driver protocols for returning to work after an injury.


Reduce Risk & Exposure

When a company chooses to partner with a dedicated trucking company to maintain its dedicated driver pool, it shifts the significant risk and exposure related to insurance. PITT OHIO’s safety program is a recognized industry leader, and we can standardize it for you to ensure compliance and minimize risk. Find more details on PITT OHIO’S recent 2023 Safety Awards here.

When trucking is not your main business, drivers are likely a small subgroup of your employee base.  Hiring, managing, and retaining truck drivers is a burden PITT OHIO can handle for you, providing both cost and time savings to your business.  By outsourcing driver management to us, PITT OHIO will reduce your risk and liability because we will handle staffing, training, and ensuring your staff of drivers follow federal and state regulations.

Fleet of tractor trailers

Ship Fragile Freight Without Damages Using Our Dedicated Truck Fleet

Based on a 2022 national survey, shipper’s number one priority is ensuring products are not damaged.  Guaranteeing products arrive intact is important for shippers, but it is an essential requirement when you’re shipping glass windows.  The unique handling characteristics of the specialty windows, supplies, and materials that they ship make the product highly susceptible to damage in the LTL trucking environment.  A window glass manufacturer contracted with several LTL truck providers before realizing a dedicated fleet management solution with one LTL provider would help control damages.

Building the Best Dedicated Solution

PITT OHIO consulted with the manufacturer to understand the ebbs and flows in their supply chain.  As a result, a flexible dedicated fleet management solution was designed to adapt to those varying business conditions.

PITT OHIO developed a customized operation and pricing solution to give the manufacturer more control of their fragile products in transit.  With a dedicated fleet management program, the manufacturer simplified carrier monitoring to one company.  The PITT OHIO staff of delivery drivers and handlers received specialized equipment and product handling training.

Implementing a Scalable Solution

A handful of additional drivers received equipment and product training to accommodate peaks in the client’s business levels. Conversely, when business levels declined, PITT OHIO could share costs with the client by using the dedicated drivers and equipment in the PITT OHIO LTL operation.  By contracting with one carrier, the manufacturer gains control over processes and staffing to ensure damage-free service.

Continued Improvements & Cost Savings

After the dedicated transportation solution was implemented, a PITT OHIO manager identified an area where daily miles could be reduced. As a result, the productivity of the program was enhanced and the costs to the customer were reduced. By going further than the initial requirements, PITT OHIO was able to give this customer a solution that provided them flexibility along with a cost savings.  The window manufacturer not only saw their products shipped damaged free, they felt the entire PITT OHIO team was an extension of their operation.

Warehouse filled with fragile freight windows
Fleet of white trucks at warehouse
Dedicated Driver looks at glass windows in warehouse

Delivering fragile freight that is vulnerable to damage requires special handling and equipment. Avoid the challenges in managing service across multiple truck providers, and outsource transportation with PITT OHIO and a dedicated solution. When manufacturers trust their fleet management with PITT OHIO, they can grow their business and eliminate the headache of managing multiple carriers on their own.

How to Outsource Your Truck Fleet

Assess your fleet
Logistics experts create custom plan for truck fleet

Outsourcing your intra-company truck fleet to a dedicated company can provide both time and cost savings to your business.    When you outsource your fleet, you collaborate with a team of skilled transportation experts.  These experts transition the responsibility of managing and maintaining your company’s vehicles.  The transition also provides a logistics partner who knows the ins and outs of fleet management, including truck driver management.

PITT OHIO has been offering Dedicated Transportation services since 2010.   PITT OHIO offers dedicated transportation services that will fit your business needs when looking to outsource your fleet.

  • Assess your current fleet
  • Determine your operational needs
  • Create a custom plan that works for the short-and long-term needs of your business

From there, the dedicated transportation company takes over the day-to-day operations of your fleet, including everything from vehicle maintenance to driver management and more.

PITT OHIO, is ready to outsource your intra-company truck fleet.  With expert management and maintenance of your vehicles, provided by PITT OHIO, you will have more time available to focus on other aspects of your business, such as improving products or services and growing your customer base.

Route optimization for the most efficient truck delivery

Route Optimization Important to Shippers Outsourcing Transportation

The trucking industry is constantly changing.  Rising demand for e-commerce, same day delivery and the shortage of truck drivers are causing businesses to find new ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Is your in-house fleet struggling to keep up with the business demands of today and tomorrow? By outsourcing transportation to us, PITT OHIO can help you with dedicated fleet services like route optimization. We diagnose costly underlying issues of your existing fleet, routes and shipment characteristics, then put a plan in motion to combat these shortfalls.

Route optimization in trucking is the process of finding the most efficient route for a truck to take to deliver goods to its destinations. This is done by considering a variety of factors, such as the location of the stops, the weight and dimensions of the load, the speed limits and traffic conditions, and the driver's preferences. Here are some of the reasons why it is important for shippers to optimize their routes:

  • Reduced fuel costs. By optimizing routes, shippers can avoid unnecessary miles and fuel consumption. This can lead to significant savings, especially for companies with large fleets.
  • Improved delivery times. By planning routes carefully, shippers can avoid traffic congestion and other delays. This can help to ensure that shipments arrive on time, which is essential for meeting customer expectations.
  • Increased driver safety. By avoiding unnecessary miles and traffic congestion, drivers can reduce their exposure to hazards. This can help to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Reduced wear and tear on vehicles. By avoiding unnecessary miles and harsh driving conditions, vehicles can last longer and require less maintenance. This can save money in the long run.
  • Increased efficiency. By reducing the time it takes to deliver shipments, shippers can free up resources that can be used for other purposes. This can lead to a more efficient and productive operation.

With constantly changing market conditions and increased demands from your customers, finding ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs is essential.  Route optimization is one way businesses can look inside of their supply chain to address these challenges. When routes are carefully planned, shippers can save money, improve delivery times, increase driver safety, reduce wear and tear on vehicles, and increase efficiency within the supply chain.

FAQs Fleet Management

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Dedicated Fleet Management

PITT OHIO has 25 strategic terminal locations to support your transportation needs. Our terminals are located in key cities that serve as hubs for drivers, services, and equipment. Our strategic locations enable us to quickly provide drivers, fleet maintenance support and meet your changing needs.

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