Pitt Ohio Express

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Industry Transportation
Founded December 13, 1978 [1]
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Area served
13 States in Mid-Atlanic, US
Key people
Charles L. Hammel, III
Revenue Increase US$ 388.2 Million (2012)
Number of employees
2,800+ (2009)
Slogan "We're Always There For You"
Website PittOhio.com

PITT OHIO is a $388.2 Million [1] service organization providing less-than-truckload, truckload, supply chain solutions and ground services in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PITT OHIO began operations in 1979 by the Hammel family and is now owned by Charles L. Hammel, III. As of 2014, PITT OHIO has more than 2,300 employees


PITT OHIO was founded in December 1978 by the Hammel brothers Robert, Kenneth, and Charles III and began operations in 1979. The company began with 3 trucks, three drivers, and one terminal in Pittsburgh. In 1982, PITT OHIO opened its second terminal in Cleveland, Ohio and have continued to open terminals in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.

PITT OHIO Truckload, powered by ECM Transport, was formed in 2005 when PITT OHIO acquired a majority interest in ECM Transport, LLC, a truckload company also located in the Pittsburgh area. ECM Transport maintains a comprehensive fleet with over 300 tractors, and 1,200 trailers.[2]

The Reliance Network

In 2008, PITT OHIO joined Lakeville Motor Express to create The Reliance Network (TRNET), a unified, across-the-continent coalition for all freight services. TRNET is a single source provider of freight forwarding for all of North America. The 7 carriers of The Reliance Network include:[3]

The Reliance Network
1. Averitt
2. Canadian Freightways/Kingsway Transport
3. Mountain Valley Express
4. Lakeville Motor Express
5. Land Air Express
6. Peninsula Truck Lines

PITT OHIO Services

PITT OHIO has the following services: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), TRUCKLOAD (TL), SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Expedited - Fast Track, Protect From Freezing – Heat Track, The Reliance Network, and TRNet Express.


PITT OHIO is a five-time recipient of the American Trucking Association’s President’s Trophy. This is the highest of Safety Awards presented to motor carriers in the transportation industry, recognizing the company for having the best overall safety program.

In 2012, PITT OHIO was awarded first place in the General Commodities LTL Over 15 Million Miles in Pennsylvania, first place in the LTL Division Over 4 Million Miles in Virginia, and first place in the 2,250,000-3,000,000 Miles intercity Fleet Safety Award. In May 2013, PITT OHIO received their third Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association President's Trophy for having the lowest accident frequency of any carrier in the state.[4]


Archives of PITT OHIO's awards from 2009-2013 can be found on their website.[5]


  1. "Financial Results". Retrieved 2014-02-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "ECM Transport". Retrieved 2009-06-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The Reliance Network". Retrieved 2009-07-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Pitt Ohio Safety". Retrieved 2013-05-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Pitt Ohio Awards Page". Retrieved 2013-05-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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