Hamilton company hiring ahead of its busiest season

A logistics company that recently moved to Hamilton is looking to hire new employees before its busiest time of the year.

Dedicated Logistics, which got its start in 1995 in the St. Paul, Minn area, initially operated all its businesses under that name until 2014 before forming holding company Total Logistics, Inc. to act as the parent entity for its various businesses.

TLI has four subsidiary companies: dedicated delivery trucking services business Dedicated Logistics, Inc.; freight brokerage business Dedicated Logistics Services; public warehousing business Dedicated Logistics Warehousing, and Total Logistics, which provides software for business intelligence in the truck-borne freight logistics space.

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DLI delivers after-market parts to auto dealerships throughout the Midwest, New England and Texas.

“We’ve been located in the Cincinnati area for five years delivering General Motors parts to regional GM dealership,” said Shamaiah Leath, a DLI human resources specialist. “Our terminal was previously located in West Chester and Fairfield, and we moved in July 2017 to our new terminal in Hamilton.”

DLI offers positions for CDL A drivers seeking local home daily routes and hires experienced and new graduate drivers for dedicated routes that are full-time and provide drivers with weekends off.

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DLI also has loading dock/warehouse positions available. Dockworkers normally work an evening shift for approximately 10 hours per day, Monday through Friday. They facilitate the unloading and loading of the freight DLI delivers.

The company’s Hamilton facility requires approximately 86 drivers and 51 dockworkers Leath said.

“Winter is our busiest and highest volume time of the year,” she said. “Being fully staffed with drivers and dockworkers moving into the winter months will enable DLI to continue to provide excellent customer service with accurate and on-time delivery.”

All driver and dock positions are full-time and offer benefits, weekends off, vacation time and other company perks, Leath said. The company does not have a set number of openings, she said.

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“We’re always hiring due to the turnover from it being a heavy labor job,” Leath said. “I have 10 day and 10 night shift openings for the dock worker positions and we have countless openings for drivers for different routes. We’re also hiring floater drivers which are the people that fill in whenever is needed.”

Leath said employment demand for logistics management companies has never been higher.

“Nationwide labor shortages make it challenging to find qualified drivers, as well as qualified dockworkers, for our positions,” she said. “As an established leader in logistics management, DLI understands drivers’ needs. Providing what is important to them is our priority.

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DLI offers local dedicated positions for CDL A drivers so they have daily home time and weekends off, Leath said.

“Our move to the new Hamilton terminal provides DLI and its employees with a larger, safer, state-of-the-art workplace,” she said. “There’s ample parking, well-maintained dock doors and the facility is generally more comfortable for both drivers and dockworkers than DLI’s previous facilities.

DLI is upgrading its equipment and has seen the first shipment of brand new Volvo tractors, Leath said. Newly fabricated lift-gate trailers will arrive this fall.

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