CUDAHY, Wis., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) today announced that its Global Solutions segment has officially rebranded to Ascent Global Logistics. Ascent Global Logistics provides professional domestic freight management, international freight forwarding and retail consolidation. With a focus on partnership, customer service and best-in-class technology, Ascent Global Logistics helps clients achieve peak logistics performance. Ascent Global Logistics will remain a Roadrunner entity, operating independently as a separate brand.
“We are extremely excited to announce the rebrand of Roadrunner Global Solutions to Ascent Global Logistics. We have this group of amazing companies with an exceptionally talented leadership team, committed employees and powerful suite of solutions. The rebranding is an important step in our evolution and will be a key driver in improving the integration and execution of those solutions, while making it easier for clients to engage us,” said William Goodgion, President of Ascent Global Logistics. “This change supports the independence of Ascent Global Logistics and helps bring clarity to our portfolio. Our vision is to be a full service global logistics company focused on providing clients with personalized and professional solutions, powerful transportation technology and continuous logistics education.”
Ascent Global Logistics will continue to offer professional logistics management, state-of-the-art technology tools and custom-built logistics solutions to help clients reach a new level of supply chain excellence. Additionally, Ascent Global Logistics will remain focused on helping clients streamline processes to increase supply chain efficiency, optimize current logistics programs and enhance service levels.
“Our entire team is eager to launch the Ascent Global Logistics brand, which houses our well-established domestic freight management, international freight forwarding and retail consolidation solutions,” said Curt Stoelting, President and Chief Operating Officer of Roadrunner Transportation Systems. “Our Global Solutions segment serves over 3,000 clients and we believe the introduction of the Ascent Global Logistics brand will be a catalyst for additional growth with existing, returning and new clients.”
Ascent Global Logistics Solutions offers domestic freight management solutions including shipment, route and mode optimization, access to its transportation management system (TMS), assistance with carrier negotiations as well as freight audit and payment. Ascent Global Logistics also provides clients with international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, regulatory compliance services and project management. In addition to domestic freight management and international freight forwarding, Ascent Global Logistics specializes in retail consolidation and provides clients with access to 2.5 million square feet of food-grade warehousing space, both dry and temperature controlled, as