Celadon Keeps Things Fresh with Caito Foods Service

Background

Caito Foods Service is headquartered in Indianapolis and has distribution centers in Indianapolis; Newcomerstown, Ohio; and Lakeland, Fla. Caito distributes fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly prepared foods and other perishable food products to grocery stores and food service distributors in 22 states in the Midwest, Southeast and Eastern United States.

Situation

Caito had been with one transportation provider for 11 years, but needed additional resources to help with their aggressive growth. This included a need for the latest equipment and technology to ensure compliance with the new FSMA regulations.

Solution

Celadon put brand new equipment on site – new trucks and trailers with top-of-the-line trailer technology that was FSMA compliant. We provided on-time service reporting to the minute as well as complete transparency to load updates.

Celadon has also made the invoicing very simple and straightforward. We committed to provide additional support during their surge peaks of Memorial Day, July 4th, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and any other major holiday without a “surge” premium charge.

Results

The relationship has grown successfully since it began in late 2015. In addition to the dedicated routes, Celadon now provides coverage for Caito’s non-dedicated freight as well by utilizing its vast OTR network across North America.

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