My name is Kevin Craver and I am the owner of Grand Slam Transportation, Inc., Grand Slam Trucking, Inc., and Grand Slam Expedited, Inc. I'll begin with a little bit about my own business background. I have been in the transportation industry in many capacities for more than 30 years. A large portion of that time was spent with United Parcel Service, working in many cities around the U.S. and Canada. I was also employed as a vice president for two Pittsburgh area based nationwide trucking companies. My customer service and business development backgrounds have helped our companies to form their customer driven business philosophies. We truly believe that providing quality service to our customers is the reason for our company's existence.
Grand Slam Transportation, Inc. was established in 1998 as a full service transportation brokerage company and has grown steadily since that time. This growth has been a direct reflection on the quality of service we provide to our customers and the relationships we have fostered through the professional approach we take in working with our carrier base. This carrier base gives us access to all types of equipment throughout North America.
Grand Slam Trucking, Inc. which was established in 2001, was started out of the necessity of providing additional services to our customers. We have van, flatbed, and various specialized equipment that is authorized to run in all 48 contiguous states. Our growing network of terminals are being established in areas that we believe will enable us to service our customers more effectively. Several years ago we added an expedited freight division which caters to the Airline and Freight Forwarding Industries. This specialized sector of our business has been expanding at a rapid rate while we have maintained our commitment to providing critical time sensitive transportation services.
Grand Slam Expedited, Inc. was open for business in 2013. With a Pittsburgh based operation, we offer a full range of services. These services include, but are not limited to, local Pick-up and Delivery, Warehousing/Distribution as well as Regional and OTR truckload services.
Going forward, all of our Grand Slam Companies will continue to do everything in their power to provide the best possible service to our customers at competitive rates. Each member of our team will treat our customers, drivers, and affiliated companies with the utmost of care and professionalism.
Grand Slam will always operate in a safe and business-like manner. We will always maintain any and all bonds, insurances, authorities, and anything else required by any local, state, or federal agencies.
Any growth that our company experiences in the future will be because of the success that we will have in meeting the expressed needs of our customers. We are committed to our long-term viability as a company and realize that the only way to accomplish this is by doing the things that have been stated above.