I am excited to announce the launch of Red Kite Freight Solutions, a third-party logistics company that specializes in finding truck transportation for a variety of loads, from raw materials to finished goods. We are committed to building strong relationships with employees, customers, vendors and carriers.
When I was logistics manager for Leeco® Steel, a steel plate supplier, the U.S. truck driver shortage grew to the highest level in 15 years. I noticed shippers struggled to find coverage for their freight deliveries, and as a result, supply chains faced significant delays. During this shortage, I thought of an efficiency model in which outbound loads for Leeco would be delivered near outbound loads for Leeco customers, which would allow carriers to cover both.
I founded Red Kite this year with the vision of using this efficiency model to serve all types of customers across North America. The name “Red Kite” comes from the red kite bird of prey – an adaptive, resilient bird that travels hundreds of miles for food, but always returns home. Like the bird, the Red Kite team puts family first and finds adaptive, creative ways to move freight efficiently for customers via our network of carriers, while also helping carriers find their next load.
I look forward to expanding the Red Kite family and would love the opportunity to work with you. If you have any questions about Red Kite or would like to learn more, please contact our team today.
Lacey Jackson – Founder & Logistics Manager