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Florida logistics company awarded 7 year, $2.3 billion contract with U.S. military


Jacksonville-based company Crowley was issued “one of the largest logistics contracts under the federal government” to continue providing transportation services for the U.S. military.

On July 2, Crowley announced that U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) offered the company a $2.3 billion, seven-year contract to provide military transportation and logistics services.

Crowley will provide the military with less than truckload (LTL), full truckload (FTL), expedited, time definite and rail services as well as cross-docking and warehousing throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Canada.

The new contract is an extension of previous working partnership between Crowley and the U.S. military.

In 2017, Crowley was awarded the company’s initial Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS I) contract.

“There is no greater honor than to serve the logistics needs of our nation’s military service members with the trust of the U.S. Department of Defense. The lasting partnership built with USTRANSCOM is a privilege that the people at Crowley never take lightly as we ensure an efficient and effective supply chain for the military and other agencies’ needs,” said Ray Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer, Crowley. “We are humbled and immensely proud to continue delivering this critical transportation service for America’s defense safely and reliably.”

“As it enters the new contract (DFTS II), Crowley will also continue to utilize small businesses and diverse suppliers that help drive investment and resiliency in communities coast to coast, exceeding $600 million in diverse small business contracting. Crowley grew its network of carriers and suppliers by over 500%, tripling the minimum capacity needed to effectively service 300,000 movements annually of critical equipment and supplies,” the company said in a news release.


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