Booming e-commerce business drives growth for Springdale firm On Time Logistics

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A Springdale-based logistics and warehouse provider opened a Tulsa office and nearly doubled its workforce in 2016. On Time Logistics has provided services to Tulsa and Little Rock since 2015, “but the growth and demand in the Tulsa market made it necessary for them to open an office under their own DOT license,” Tim Ward, director of sales and marketing, said in a news release. Also in 2016, On Time Logistics developed “two major relationships” contributing to its growth and is “now one of the only last mile delivery providers in Northwest Arkansas for both Amazon.com and Wayfair.com.”

As a result of the contracts, the company doubled its workforce to 15 drivers and 10 independent contractors. “While the expansion has been profitable, it’s also challenged the logistics provider to change how it does business,” according to the release. The company is “now truly a 24-hour service provider with deliveries coming at various hours throughout the day and night.” The company’s recent growth can “easily be attributed to the drastic rise in e-commerce.”

“The retail market is moving to an online model, and it’s really bolstered our business,” Ward said. “We’re seeing a real paradigm shift.”

The logistics company opened the Tulsa office in September and offers warehousing and final mile delivery services. The company continues to offer courier and warehousing services at its Springdale location. The plan in Tulsa is to expand into courier services “in the near future,” Ward said. From the Tulsa office, the company can also serve Oklahoma City. “This fills a void that existed in the market for white glove and last mile deliveries. We’re meeting a big need.”

On Time Logistics was established in 2007 by Steve Jones and primarily serves Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas.