A. Duie Pyle has piled up a collection of transportation-related businesses. The company's services include less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload freight hauling, warehousing, third-party logistics, and equipment leasing. (LTL carriers consolidate freight from multiple shippers into a single trailer.) A. Duie Pyle's LTL business operates primarily in the Northeast US and in Canada from a network of more than 15 service depots. The LTL unit maintains a fleet of about 790 tractors and 1,800 trailers; another 325 tractors for heated truckload hauling. The company offers service outside its core region through alliances with other carriers. A. Duie Pyle maintains about 2 million sq. ft. of warehouse space.
As the economy gradually recovers, A. Duie Pyle is benefiting from its low-debt cost structure and ongoing investment in its network of terminals and long-held regional customer relationships. In late 2010, thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, A. Duie Pyle installed a solar panel energy system to power its largest facility, a Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, warehouse. The project is anticipated to cut costs by supplying 100% of the energy consumed by the warehouse, as well as help protect the environment.
A. Duie Pyle was founded in 1924 by Alexander Duie Pyle. It is owned by descendants of his son-in-law, Jim Latta. Customers have included Scotts Miracle-Gro, BASF, PPG, 3M, Reynolds Metals, and Appleton Papers. – less