With years of experience, Lawrence Freight is a trusted name for handling freight. Continuous growth over the years has allowed Lawrence Freight to expand its footprint throughout the United States. Lawrence Freight has a proud history.
Expansion into Logistics (1986-1991)
On January 1, 1986, Lawrence’s name changed to Lawrence Transportation Systems, Inc. (“LTS”). The change better expressed the ability to meet the public’s transportation needs. LTS began establishing a freight department to complement the moving business. Additionally, the acquisition of equipment helped to service a larger freight zone. In 1991, LTS purchased Hopkins Transfer and Storage, a Mayflower agent since 1944. The purchase allowed LTS to expand service locations into Charleston, South Carolina. To further handle its growth, LTS purchased a new warehouse in North Charleston.
A Company on the Move (1991-1997)
In September of 1992, Weldon S. “Chip” Lawrence took over from his father as President. The change in leadership precipitated rapid growth in the Company. The growth was specifically seen in the freight division. LTS became one of the larger regional truckload freight carriers on the East Coast. LTS began serving a diverse customer base throughout the U.S. Companies included Fortune 500 companies, universities, and regional businesses. LTS expanded its ability to transport a wide array of technical and challenging cargo. Cargo including high-end cosmetics, imported wine, and lab equipment as well as more traditional commodity goods such as tires, paper products, and organic material.
LTS obtained General Services Administration and military approved transport status. This allowed the Company to move military bases and federal government facilities. Further, LTS obtained Virginia Association of State College University Purchasing Professionals approval allowing it to become a leader in Virginia for transporting university facilities.
Lawrence Freight has grown to offer a wide array of services that will keep your business moving. When you partner with Lawrence Freight, you can expect flexibility, dependability, and savings. To see Lawrence Freight’s services, visit the Lawrence Freight Website.