Pilot Moves and Expands Columbus-Based Facility

Pilot recently moved its combined station and logistics facility in metro Columbus, OH, to a new, expanded location. The CMH warehouse occupies about 35,000 square feet of the new building, has nine dedicated dock doors and a drive-up ramp. The remainder of the 85,000-square-foot space is dedicated to logistics customers, who utilize Pilot for a variety of supply chain services. The larger facility, now at 6540 Port Road, Groveport, OH, better positions Pilot in this region for linehaul recoveries and transfers. In fact, the new building is located less than half a mile from Pilot’s NET facility, where the company consolidates nationwide-bound freight, providing a value for its customers with less time-sensitive shipments. Also close by is a hub for Forward Air, one of Pilot’s largest transportation partners. The building is also under one mile from the cargo access point at Rickenbacker Airport (LCK), where many international freighter and charter flights arrive. “Positioning ourselves close to the ground linehaul hubs and the growing amount of distribution centers in this area, makes recovery and tenders of freight much quicker and more convenient for our CMH staff,” says Tom Drake, executive vice president, domestic & Canadian operations & traffic. “It also brings our station much closer to Pilot’s core customer base, which will be a huge service improvement in the CMH market for us.”