Pitt Ohio Express

PITT OHIO is an $824M [1] service organization providing , , 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 2016, PITT OHIO has more than 3,100 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 2007, 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 6 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. Peninsula Truck Lines

The Reliance Network (TRNet) was sunsetted in 2017.[4]


  1. ^ "Financial Results". Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  2. ^ "ECM Transport". Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  3. ^ "The Reliance Network". Retrieved 2009-07-14.
  4. ^ https://works.pittohio.com/mypittohio/ltl/services