JP Express began humbly in 1988 with two straight trucks, and a desire to provide superior service, and a personal attention to detail for each of its customers. With most of our original clientele having the need for same-day as well as call-in service from Long Island and the New York City area, we quickly learned what capabilities our customers desired from their transportation carrier.
In 1993, JP Express acquired its ICC number and opened for business at a two- door facility in Deer Park, Long Island. Our delivery reach then included New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southern New York and Connecticut. We hired our first driver and salesman shortly beforehand, which allowed us to offer additional quality services.
In 1994, we enlarged our service area, ranging further throughout the Northeast by expanding our driver pool. We began running a staggered 18-hour shift, and as a result of a rapid increase in palletized freight from satisfied customers, we purchased our first tractor trailer as well.
With our quality-driven team in place and success steadily mounting, JP Express diversified our fleet by adding more tractor-trailers in 1995. To meet our customers’ greater need for information concerning their shipments, we computerized our entire operation at this time. With our steadily increasing pool of drivers, our overnight reach included Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
In 1996, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont were added, and we became the complete carrier of choice by adding western Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland in 1997.
By 1996, JP Express had outgrown its present facility, and we moved our Long Island operation to a 28-door, 6,000 square foot cross-dock warehouse in Bay Shore, New York. More importantly, 1996 marked the opening of JP Express’ second service center in East Brunswick, New Jersey, setting the stage for the rapid growth that was to ensue.
With a hand in every major market ranging from Boston to Baltimore, and operating on a 7-day / 24-hour, round-the-clock shift, JP Express now turned its attention internally. Knowing that superior service is impossible to achieve without the support of our drivers, we added routing personnel and dispatchers, in- and out-bound freight supervisors, customer service, billing, receptionists, and a knowledgeable and dedicated office staff, all in 2000.
It was now becoming clear that JP Express had arrived as one of the most capable and respected private LTL carriers in the Northeast. In fact, by this time JP Express had received awards in 1997, 1998 and 1999 as one of Long Island’s 25 fastest growing private firms.
Today, our fleet has been completely modernized and our terminal network now consists of five strategically located service centers in Deer Park, New York; Newburgh, New York; Edison, New Jersey; New Haven, Connecticut; and Allentown, Pennsylvania.
JP Express is more than just its vehicles! We are people first, and our drivers are second to none in the industry. Courteous and conscientious, flexible and reliable, our driving team strives to serve the needs of our customers with a personal touch that has personified JP Express throughout our history. All of our drivers are uniformed, CDL licensed, and Hazmat certified. With a competent team of professional drivers at the ready, JP Express rewards and retains them with competitive salaries, as well as providing 401(k), medical and dental benefits.
Moving forward, JP Express is constantly refining and upgrading itself to meet our customers’ needs. We’re re-inventing the definition of what a service provider should be with our continuing practice of personal service and industry knowledge. Our future is tied to you; bound to whatever needs your specific company requires of its delivery carrier.
Whether it’s equipment, innovation, technology or service, JP Express today has earned its place as the premier private LTL carrier in the Northeast US. From dock to phone, driver to office, platform to platform, and your customer to you, our aim is to make sure that JP Express will always be your best choice when making a transportation decision.