We see their trucks on the road and their advertisements on TV but, Best Logistics started out as a small company, founded by just one person. However, with a lasting company mission of “We Can Handle That” and their “Just Ask Us” service mentality, it is no surprise how Best Logistics has grown since its founding 35 years ago. Best Logistics’ growth, and their support and involvement in the Kernersville community is also why they have been selected as Business of the Month for October 2020! It began with Dave Reich Sr. founding Reich Transport, a freight brokerage firm, in 1985. Then, in 1987, Best Cartage was formed with three trucks and trailers operating out of a small house on West Market St. Over the years the company continued to grow and in 1999 they moved to what is now Corporate Headquarters at their current location on Graves St. in Kernersville. Still owned by the Reich family, Best Logistics today has over 400 trucks, 1,200 trailers and over 450 employees. Best Logistics is now a full-service, integrated logistics and transportation provider, comprised of a strong network of specialized business units.
Roy Cox, a 26-year veteran of the company, has led BEST as President since 2016, with responsibility for the 6 separate business units which make up Best Logistics Group. Dave Reich Jr serves as Chairman, continuing the Reich Family’s legacy of entrepreneurship and customer service which have been the company’s foundation since inception. Will Reich, Chief Strategy Officer, and David Reich III, Vice President of Sales, have brought a Third Generation of Family Leadership to the Organization.
Although Best Logistics has grown tremendously over the years with offices and operations throughout the region, they are still quite active and involved locally. Some examples of their local involvement include support and participation in events such as the Kernersville Annual Christmas Parade, the Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament and the Spring Folly, and as a sponsor of Kerner’s Folly. In addition, Best is also a corporate sponsor of the 2020 Second Harvest Food Bank Telethons on WXII. Other sponsorships include organizations such as the Ivy Redmond Sports Complex and the YMCA. In August, Best contributed 4 pallets of pillows to accompany beds provided by City Light Ministries for children that otherwise would need to sleep on the floor. Such activities go beyond just the employees though. Family members of associates are invited to participate in community activities and represent the organization as well.
Best Logistics fully intends to continue their tradition of growth. In 2017 they acquired East Coast Truck Lines in Cheraw, South Carolina and incorporated it into Best Cartage. Earlier this year they also opened a Charlotte office of Best Logistic Services. The future expectation is for steady organic growth of the existing business units along with additional strategic external acquisitions.
For more information on Best Logistics please go to their website at www.shipwithbest.com. For potential CDL-A drivers and others, you can also get a real flavor for the company through their Social Media outlets at Facebook www.facebook.com/bestlogisticsgroup, Twitter twitter.com/shipwithbest and Instagram www.instagram.com/bestlogisticsgroup/.
~ Article Written by Kernersville News (Oct0ber 2020)