New England Motor Freight (NEMF) gets the show on the road every day. The company provides less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, including expedited freight transportation, primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. (LTL carriers combine freight from multiple shippers into a single truckload.) NEMF operates from about 40 terminals. Alliances with carriers such as AAA Cooper, Midwest Motor Express, and Oak Harbor Freight Lines allow NEMF to extend service to other parts of the US. NEMF is the flagship of several transportation companies controlled by CEO Myron Shevell and his family through Shevell Group.
Along with NEMF, the Shevell Group includes Apex Logistics (freight brokerage), Carrier Industries (logistics), Eastern Freightways (dry van truckload transportation), and NEMF World Transport (ocean freight forwarding). Overall, the Shevell Group carriers operate a fleet of about 6,000 trucks.
In 2011 NEMF made a significant investment in upgrading and expanding its own fleet. It purchased 80 new tractors, 50 forklifts, and 100 trailers, nearly all of which are expected to be delivered to the company in 2012. Over the long term, the company is looking to replace up to 150 tractors and 400 trailers by 2015.
Rising fuel costs forced NEMF to levy a 5.9% general rate increase in January 2010 and again in November of that same year. – less
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