A New Day And A New Focus For A. Duie Pyle
Charlie Bargamian’s 2007 Peterbilt 379, which is leased to A. Duie
Pyle’s Truckload Solutions.
Charlie Bargamian has been a Professional Truck Driver for 26 years.
By Steve Pollock
WEST CHESTER, PA… When Alexander Duie Pyle bought his first two trucks in 1924, little did he know that the company he founded would someday grow to be one of the best known and most respected premier carriers in the Northeastern U.S. After 89 years the company is still owned and operated by the third generation of his family. What has sustained A. Duie Pyle for all of hose years, helping the company to grow and prosper, has been the ability to evolve. By implementing new technologies as they become available and continually changing their business model to enhance service to their customers, A. Duie Pyle has grown to be a company that today employs over 2,000 people. They have also created a work environment that is conducive to employee retention. It is a place where people enjoy going to work each day and are treated with consideration and respect.
After starting operations as a heavy haul and special commodities carrier then a moving and storage company, A. Duie Pyle found their niche as a LTL carrier. Twenty years ago the company started a truckload division called Pyle Transport Services, leasing owner-operators to serve their truckload customers.
While A. Duie Pyle, Inc. continues to operate as an LTL carrier, utilizing company owned equipment, the company is proud to announce the launch of a new strategic initiative and renaming of the truckload division to A. Duie Pyle Customized Solutions Group™. A. Duie Pyle’s Customized Solutions Group™ offers integrated transportation services and assets that are designed to be flexible and fluid to handle nearly any freight situation for nearly any customer. Within Pyle’s Customized Solutions Group™ are 4 distinct business elements, all working together to offer customers seamless transportation services and customized freight hauls. A. Duie Pyle Custom Dedicated™ offers customers alternatives to having to operate their own fleet, including specialized equipment as well as services including yard management. The A. Duie Pyle Truckload Solutions Group™ offers truckload services throughout the Northeastern U.S. through a network of 22 terminals hauled by leased contractors. Freight that needs to be shipped outside Pyle’s service area is brokered through A. Duie Pyle Brokerage Solutions™. Brokerage Solutions utilizes small fleets and individuals with their own authority to move freight throughout the Continental U.S. A. Duie Pyle Warehouse and Distribution™ offers rail and truck transloading along with integrated distribution services.
A. Duie Pyle is an asset-based company that hauls very little brokered freight. As part of their new strategic initiative, A. Duie Pyle Customized Solutions Group™ is striving to develop nearly all of their truckload freight into regular hauls over dedicated lanes. To achieve these goals Pyle’s Customized Solutions Group™ is working with both shippers and consinees to develop customized freight hauls that will provide contractors with regular, steady freight runs that will loop them back to their home without having to use any brokered freight. At the end of the day, the goal is to keep owner-operators moving all the time whuile loaded with good paying freight. With the recent addition of several major freight accounts in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, new opportunities for contractors have become available.
Owner-operators who lease to A. Duie Pyle Customized Solutions Group™ are paid on a percentage basis.
Customized freight solutions are sold at a premium, demanding top industry rates. The average for contractors in the Pyle Customized Solutions Group™ fleet is $1.84 per mile. Miles are consistent with most contractors averaging $2,900 to $3,500 weekly. Freight is almost all drop and hook, loaded onto company dry vans with no rental fees. The company will be purchasing 136 new trailers this year. All truckload contractors get home on weekends and some get home during the week as well. A. Duie Pyle also pays all tolls and owner-operators can use Pyle’s plates and fuel card if they choose.
- Duie Pyle is also looking for qualified warehouse and dockworkers, company drivers for line haul and LTL work and of course owner-operators for work with the Truckload Solutions Group™ and Custom Dedicated Group™. For information, call 888.720.4410 or log onto www.aduiepyle.com.