GSC Logistics, a west coast freight hauler, is adding 100 truckers to cope with a global trade boom. The Oakland-based logistics company said it would bring in additional drivers by summer to transport cargo containers. Fifteen other positions would be created to in client service, driver dispatch and information technology. GSC Logistics transports containerized cargo from ports in Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma. The company said more drivers are needed for an expected 25 percent jump in cargo volume in 2021, attributed to U.S. demand for imports from Asia.
“We’ve been in business for more than 30 years and the pace of growth is like nothing we’ve ever seen,” said Scott Taylor, CEO and founder of GSC Logistics. “We’re taking some pretty dramatic steps to keep ahead of the demand.”
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“We’ve been coordinating closely with customers to ensure that expedited delivery requirements are prioritized and executed while there are many others who lack the visibility as they are waiting numerous days for their cargo,” said Dave Arsenault, President of GSC Logistics. “The infrastructure and resource investments that we’re making are essential to maintain trade flow.”
GSC Logistics, Inc. is an Oakland, CA-based third-party logistics services provider.The company was founded in 1988 to provide ocean and intermodal drayage, domestic and import/export cross-dock deconsolidation, overweight transportation, D.C. bypass programs, refrigerated, brokerage and dry truckload services. GSC Logistics also offers a host of value-added services designed to remove time and costs from the supply chain.
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