SOURCE: Greatwide Logistics Services

Greatwide Logistics Services

July 12, 2010 09:49 ET

Greatwide Logistics Services Announces Agreement With NewPage Corporation

National Third-Party Logistics Provider Hiring 40 Company Drivers to Move New Customer Freight in Central Wisconsin Region

DALLAS, TX and WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, today announced that one of its business units has entered into a relationship with NewPage Corporation, for that company's dedicated shuttle business based in Central Wisconsin. To best service this new customer, Greatwide will hire 40 experienced professional truck drivers in the Greater Wisconsin Rapids area. The company expects to fill all positions by the end of July.

Greatwide plans to hire qualified drivers within a 100-mile radius of Wisconsin Rapids, which includes the cities of La Crosse, Green Bay and Eau Claire. Driver candidates must have a Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) with Hazardous Materials endorsement, meet the minimum age requirement of 25 and have at least one year of over-the-road experience. Drivers must also pass a DOT physical and meet additional safety criteria. Greatwide is accepting applications and inquiries online at www.greatwidedriver.com or by phone at 800-687-2055. 

The most recent unemployment figure for the Wisconsin Rapids area was 8.3 percent. The 40 professional truck driving jobs Greatwide plans to fill provide competitive wages and benefits and the stability and leverage of a large, established company.

"The company driver positions we're hiring for in Central Wisconsin will include set routes and schedules, plenty of home time and comprehensive benefits," said Jim Kitz, vice president of business development, Greatwide Logistics Services. "We're excited to provide shuttle services on behalf of NewPage Corporation and bring these opportunities and our unique service offerings to the area."

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation (www.NewPageCorp.com) is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America, based on production capacity, with $3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2009.

About Greatwide Logistics Services
Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Greatwide offers an integrated service platform to customers including dedicated, irregular route truckload, full-service truckload brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and managed transportation services. Greatwide is the largest provider of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 11th among Transport Topics' Top 50 Logistics Providers, 15th among the Journal of Commerce's Top 50 Trucking Companies, and is a Food Logistics Top 70 3PL Provider and Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier. For more information, visit www.greatwide.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Greatwide.

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