Leonard's Express: Leading the Way in Refrigerated Transportation Services

Kenneth Johnson, CEO  , Leonard's ExpressKenneth Johnson, CEO
Leonard’s Express is a family-owned asset-based transportation provider offering safe and costeffective refrigerated transportation services. Catering to customers across various industries, it provides best-inclass temperature-controlled shipping services, along with truckload, intermodal, warehousing, and distribution services.

Leonard’s Express ensures the integrity of customers’ products, like fresh produce and dairy, throughout the transit period with the help of state-of-the-art technology. Its trucks feature high-tech refrigeration units that can be adjusted to meet customer specifications. These units are equipped with door sensors, temperature control, and reefer fuel level monitoring. The interactive system can be remotely accessed by senior operational and maintenance personnel to modify the temperature of the units.

For instance, if the unit gets warmer than the desired temperature, the system notifies Leonard’s Express professionals immediately. The team alerts the driver to keep an eye on refrigeration system fuel levels, avoiding complications. However, these issues are highly uncommon. With its comprehensive precheck list, Leonard’s Express ensures on-time delivery without compromising product quality.

“Our clients constantly evaluate their settings, and when they come to us with a change, we implement the new parameters in our trailers. This helps us ensure we deliver the quality expected by them as well as their customers,” says Kenneth Johnson, CEO of Leonard’s Express.
Leonard’s Express’ newest temperature-controlled warehouse is powered by the latest technology that controls temperature and offers greater visibility to customers and staff. Authorized users can remotely monitor and easily adjust temperature, pressure, and fan motors at any time of day. Carriers can pull their vehicles into the refrigerated loading dock and load products to maintain safe temperatures. Offering dry and cool storage space, its facilities meet the most stringent requirements and can handle a broad range of perishable and non-perishable foods.

This commitment to excellence has allowed Leonard’s Express to be a commercial carrier for Wegmans Food Markets, a supermarket chain with 108 stores, for more than 30 years. They rely on Leonard’s to transport significant volumes of temperature-sensitive products, especially bananas, that come through the port in Delaware. Leonard’s Express plays a vital role in helping them stay competitive and offer the highest quality products to their customers. Over the years, this partnership has flourished and enabled Leonard’s Express to emerge as their number-one transportation services provider in terms of volume and revenue.

Our clients constantly evaluate their settings, and when they come to us with a change, we implement the new parameters in our trailers. This helps us ensure we deliver the quality expected by them as well as their customers

As part of the transportation and warehousing services it provides to Wegmans, Leonard’s Express uses crossdocking to minimize storage time. It ensures precise timing and space management for efficient delivery from inbound to outbound trucks, leading to lower transportation costs and quicker shipment times. In addition to these services, its Shortsville-based 114,500-square-foot refrigerated warehouse meets clients’ most stringent requirements for storing perishable products. The facility includes five 20,000-square-foot rooms, each of which can be set between -10 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Owning more than 650 trucks and 14 facilities in the U.S., Leonard’s Express is large enough to tailor solutions to the specific supply chain needs of customers while being agile enough to deliver a personal, hands-on experience, driven by innovation. Leonard’s Express forms true partnerships with clients and goes the extra mile to meet and exceed their expectations. Equipped with cutting-edge technology and dedicated staff, Leonard’s Express continues to provide its clients with dependable, diversified, and creative solutions that are responsive and cost-effective
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Company
Leonard's Express

Headquarters
Farmington, NY

Management
Kenneth Johnson, CEO

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Leonard’s Express is a family-owned asset-based transportation provider offering safe, cost effective, and reliable shipping services. Catering to a wide range of customers that encompass many industries, it offers truckload, intermodal, refrigerated truckload, warehousing, and distribution services

Leonard's Express

"Our clients constantly evaluate their settings, and when they come to us with a change, we implement the new parameters in our trailers. This helps us ensure we deliver the quality expected by them as well as their customers"

- Kenneth Johnson, CEO