Competitive Business Climate Helps Freight Trucking Company Select Ohio

Family-owned, freight transportation and logistics company, R+L Carriers provides customers in the manufacturing, distribution, and retail commerce industries less-than-truckload freight transport throughout the U.S.

The Wilmington-based company maintains facilities in Florida and Ohio. The company first considered these sites to determine the suitability of a proposed build-out. To help elevate Ohio during site consideration, JobsOhio presented the valuable assets the state provides.

  • A competitive business climate with exempted tax on warehouse and distribution center equipment purchases, machinery, and equipment to maximize capital investment.
  • Access to a diverse talent pool educated by the state’s more than 200 institutions of higher education including The Ohio State University, ranked third for logistics and distribution by “U.S. News and World Report.”
  • The lowest gasoline, diesel, and sales/use tax rates in the Midwest.

These competitive resources helped R+L Carriers invest in Ohio, adding 200 jobs to the Wilmington area. By expanding in Ohio, R+L Carriers continues to benefit from the state’s intermodal logistics infrastructure and low, sustainable fuel costs to meet growing customer demand for reliable transport.