We look forward to providing solutions that enhance the efficiency and reduce the cost of critically important services required by our military.
Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB)
July 26, 2017
Following a series of protests and subsequent legal challenges, the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), a command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), this week confirmed a large, multi-year contract award to Crowley Logistics, Inc., to provide transportation and related services supporting DOD activities in the U.S. and Canada.
The Department of Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract is one of the largest logistics contracts awarded by the U.S. government. The period of performance is two base years followed by five option years for a total value of approximately $2.3 billion.
The contract requires Crowley to move various types of cargo from thousands of material suppliers through 41 major depots around the continental U.S. The program encompasses all forms of truck transportation, including less than truckload, full truckload, expedited and refrigerated services. Delivery locations include vendor facilities, Defense Department warehouses or depots, and U.S. military installations. Under the contract, Crowley would initially provide services to select Defense Department agencies, with the expectation that other DOD customers and agencies outside DOD would soon join.
“We appreciate TRANSCOM’s continued confidence in our company to meet their transportation needs going forward,” said Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO. “We look forward to providing solutions that enhance the efficiency and reduce the cost of critically important services required by our military.”
Crowley was first awarded the DFTS contract in November 2016. However, another company…