In another sign that the logistics and transportation industry is booming in the Lehigh Valley, the region is getting another trucking company.
U.S. Xpress, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, has leased space at 4815 Crackersport Road in South Whitehall Township from J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc. The company provides over-the-road, dedicated and brokerage services.
Petrucci had acquired the vacant motor freight terminal in January and was able to lease it out to the new trucking company in less than two months.
In a press release from Petrucci, the company said the space offered the connectivity it was looking for while providing the option for expansion.
“We’re excited about the growth of our terminal network in the northeast market and the additional support it will provide our customers and drivers in the region,” said Nick Lemm, director of corporate real estate and facilities for U.S. Xpress. “We look forward to working with J.G Petrucci and Iron Hill Construction for renovation and expansion.”
Petrucci’s construction division, Iron Hill Construction Management, will be expanding the space for U.S. Xpress and will add a truck/trailer repair and maintenance facility to the site.
That will serve as a motor freight terminal for the company as well as providing office space, a drivers’ lounge, training space and space for light maintenance, repairs and washing.