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About Keller Logistics Group

Since starting out in 1978 as a small trucking company, Keller Logistics Group has grown and evolved to embody every aspect of the logistics industry. Whether it’s trucking, warehousing, freight brokerage, or packaging services that you’re looking for, we have the experience and know-how to get the job done.

With that in mind, we also understand that people prefer to work with specialists. You don’t care if we offer ten different services – you care that we offer one excellent service. That’s why at Keller Logistics Group, we team up with you to help make the smallest decisions so you can operate efficiently while streamlining costs.

Keller Logistics Group Mission

Keller Logistics Group has Responsive People that use Resourcful Thinking to provide Flexible Solutions.

There are several examples throughout our history where we have overcome amazing business hurdles and seized opportunities with this philosphy. It is really in our DNA. We keep our mission top of mind so that as we continue to grow, we do not establish policies that create bureaucracy which prevents our ability to put our customers first.

 

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Responsive People

Reactive when necessary and proactive when possible. Our people work to eliminate disruption in your supply chain. Concise and transparent, communication is paramount to a mutually successful partnership.

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Resourceful Thinking

We consider every option, not just the status quo. The easiest solution does not always deliver the best value to the customer.

Keller Logistics Group team working together to develop a flexible solution for a customer

Flexible Solutions

Custom solutions tailored to our customers’ needs, not ours. We realize that every customer is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all path to success.

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Community Service

Keller Logistics Group is proud to support the communities in which we live and work! We participate in a wide variety of community service initiatives including: American Heart Association, Adopt-a-Highway, and sponosoring community events.

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Operation KAVIC

Operation K.A.V.I.C. (Keller | Assists | Veterans | In | Crisis) is a partnership between Keller Logistics Group, the Defiance County Veterans Services, and Ravens Care of Defiance. We support local veterans and their families by providing assistance with rent, medical bills, tools for work, and even equine therapy!

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Company History

Thomas E. Keller trucking was founded in 1978. In the past 40 years it has grown into Keller Logistics Group, a full service, asset-based third party logistics provider headquartered in Defiance, Ohio. A local family company, Tom Keller’s nephew, Bryan Keller, is the current President & CEO of Keller Logistics Group.

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Employee Wellness Program

At Keller Logistics Group, we are committed to the health and wellness of all of our employees. Wellness of all kinds are important, whether it’s physical wellness, financial wellness, or emotional wellness. Our goal is to be as committed to our employees as they are to us.

Tom Keller & Bryan Keller with the Best Fleets to Drive For award in 2018

Awards & Professional Associations

Over the years, Keller Logistics Group and its affiliates have garnered some high praise within the logistics community.

We invite you to take a look at Keller’s list of accolades.

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Industries Served

With over 40 years of experience serving numberous industries, Keller Logistics Group has gained valuable business experience that can help you overcome your biggest logistical concerns in everything from warehousing to packaging to transportation.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

How many times were you asked that as a kid and how many times did it change throughout the years?  At some point however, you come to know what brings you purpose – what is representative of your character and your passions. What you’d be proud to “own” and take a stand for.

Companies mature just like people do and while they mature they begin to build their brand – the way they want to be perceived in the marketplace by prospects, customers, society and their peers. What does the brain experience when it hears your name?

At Keller Logistics Group, we knew from an “early age” that we had a long road to tow in separating ourselves from the ever-lingering tainted reputation of the trucking industry. We were committed to being transparent, honest (even when it hurts), and above all true to our customers, stakeholders and our community. That’s what builds trust in any relationship! Relationships bring rewards of good will, sustainable business and responsible stewardship.

We’re very proud to demonstrate our commitment in these beliefs by sharing our corporate mantra of the Keller Logistics Group…

Keller Logistics Group along with its affiliates Keller Trucking, Keller Freight Solutions, Keller Warehousing & Distribution and Keller Packaging pledge our Brand Promise…

At Keller, we take blue very seriously.

We are “Your True Blue Logistics Crew” and as defined by Webster himself; we will demonstrate allegiance to our valuable customers everyday being steadfast in our commitment to being dependable in both our service and our communications. We are the action behind the adjective and devoted to total customer satisfaction.

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

When working with Keller Logistics Group, you can take pride in the fact that you are doing business with a company that cares for the environment. We have taken a very proactive stance in reducing our carbon footprint, and continue to be aggressive in doing so, even as we continue to grow at a rapid pace. No matter if it’s Keller Trucking, Keller Warehousing & Distribution, Keller Packaging, or our support operations, we continue to commit to strategies and polices to help create a clearner, and greener, environment for future generations.

Keller Logistics Group

  • Adopt a Highway: We sponsor a 2 mile stretch of highway near our HQ in Defiance, OH to help clean local roadways
  • Recycling program for all cardboard, plastic, cans, newspaper, and copy paper
  • All old unused computers and office equipment disposed of at central recycling point instead of going to a landfill
  • New facilities are seeing an increased awareness to repurpose materials. For example, a redesigned office used parts from an old trailer to create office furniture.

Keller Trucking

  • Smartway Transport Partner
  • Auxiliary Power Units (APU’s) to reduce truck idle time
  • OTR trucks use super single tires, increasing fuel efficiency
  • Aerodynamic side skirts also help increase fuel efficiency
  • Trucks’ Cummins engines burn clean
  • Trucks goverened at 65 mph
  • Driver incentive program based on fuel economy and idling time
  • Lightweight trailers and ability to offer heavy haul program means more product per laod and less total loads, which also translates to less paper work
  • Recycling program for oil and tires

Keller Warehousing & Distribution

  • Low-watt fluorescent lights with motion sensors
  • LED dock lights
  • Transition to battery powered forklifts to save on propane
  • EDI capable (and preferred) to reduce amount of paperwork
  • Recycling program of all cardboard and plastics

Keller Packaging

  • Low-watt fluorescent lights with motion sensors
  • Recycling program – in 2013, Keller Packaging recycled 556k pounds of cardboard and 146k pounds of plastic