About Us

Read below to see what’s at the core of our business

Who We Are

Red Dog Logistics is a company driven by bringing technology, information and customer service together to provide shippers with the means to make informed and educated decisions across multiple modes of transportation in real time.

“Based in the Chicagoland area, Red Dog Logistics is an energetic group of professionals. We enjoy competing against our competitors and following these core principles and values.

Our CEO and founder

John Rediehs is a part of the 4th generation of the successful family the transportation business. John grew up around the trucking industry and his passion grew into opening his own brokerage, securing his authority in late 2012. Red Dog Logistics has grown from $0 in sales 2012 to a 30Millions+ Corporation in 2021.When John got started he had recruited 2 others to help him grow and get the ball rolling. From 3 guys, 3 computers, 3 phones, they started calling to secure freight and forge business relationships.Over the years Red Dog has continued to re-invent themselves and is now a full-service logistics company heavily invested in digital solutions and proprietary transportation technology.Today Red Dog is in active growth mode with over 65 employees working both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to our HQ in Chicago, our Grand Rapids office is our second hub, where we house our sales and accounting divisions. As Red Dog continues to grow from pup to DOG, our goal is to double revenue year over year and maintain our focus on customer relations and technology-backed solutions.

Running With The Dog

Food & Beverage

Our portfolio of clients in the food and beverage space range from smaller, family-owned food mfgs to publicly traded, worldwide brands. Our Refrigerated distribution team works to maintain relationships and leverage capacity for both refrigerated and frozen FTL. In addition to food distribution, our beverage distribution unit that runs daily shuttles for both inbound and outbound loads for major brewery + soda companies.

Building Materials + Jobsite Deliveries

At Red Dog’s inception, flatbed work was, and remains to be a big sector of our business. Of the thousands of loads moved per month, about 65% of them move on flatbeds. In addition to our flatbed expertise, we have mastered the art of communication because several clients rely on that careful planning and communication to make delivery within a short window to a remote job-site. Our operations team understands the time sensitive nature of these loads and know that making the crew wait onsite is a failure. Red Dog makes hundreds of job-site deliveries per year and is proud to be the leading provider for this time sensitive work.

Our Value

“Jack of all trades, master of none” — anonymous

Instead of saying we’re the best at everything, we take time to carve out specific areas we are experts in, and that is our value to you. Whether it be Food & Beverage, Modular buildings, or a custom underground tank, we have taken the time, and developed our expertise to be able to add value through our seasoned experience with that commodity and required equipment.

Modular Buildings + Tanks

Another interesting segment we focus on is the movement of (BRM) blast resistant modular buildings and AST + UST above & below ground storage tanks. Both building and tank movements are intricate due to the weight and dimensions of the materials and often will require permits for both heigh, and width. In some cases, a pilot car is needed to lead their oversized load down the highway. This segment of shipping requires specialized equipment: LowPro 53 ft. Step-deck, RGN (removable goosenecks), and self-loading multi-axle trailers.

Over-Dimensional + Permit Processing Team

Another value we offer is having an in-house permit processing team. Red Dog has a group of tenured people that know how to map out a trip taking into account any narrow highways, low bridges, and any other potential obstructions or restrictions our driver may encounter as he is on his way to his destination. In addition to the knowledge of mapping out the route, our team can secure the necessary permits for each state and provide an all-inclusive rate to get the job done.

Our Team

As a privately-held, family-owned business, our values are aligned with our customers’ interests. We see ourselves as an extension of our clients’ logistics teams, as a business partner helping our customers succeed.

We pride ourselves on delivering personal, responsive service customized to each customer we work with, and we’re detail-oriented, which means we won’t overlook the small things related to your projects. We’re dedicated to offering cutting edge technologies to our clients in order to save them time, money, and frustration. We’ve earned a reputation as a trusted and reliable partnet, and we’re proud to offer flexible, customized comprehensive transportation and logistics solutions. We are a Tier 1 carrier who has what it takes to offer quality logistics services to shippers who are facing issues regarding cutting costs, supply chain visibility, inventory, customer service, and much more.

Learn more about us today—contact Red Dog Logistics for more information.

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Some of our core values at Red Dog Logistics include:

Testimonial

Feedback From Our Clients & Partnership

Always a pleasure puling for Red Dog Logistics Loads pay great and dispatch is simple and easy, especially with Alyssa Couldn't be happier running with dog!

Walnut Creek Transfer

Excellent people to work with. Loads are as advertised, Excellent people to work with. Loads are as advertised, pay is quick and easy

Henry and Henry Inc

Its been very nice working with you. I like that you are easy and accessible to work with

GML Transport lic

We love working with Alyssa from Red Dog. When call her she is always eager to help and wiling to go the extra mile to help me. I am always pleased when work with Red Dog.

PJ EXPRESS LLC

    Our Value Added Videos

    Who is Red Dog Logistics

    Red Dog Logistics is one of the good brokers out there who can give you that Asset based feel. Through our extensive multi-model networks, our progressive pricing strategy, and our ability to help you navigate through the decreased capacity and rate volatility, Red Dog Logistics is on point and poised to deliver value at every turn. Run with the Dog!

    Building Materials + Jobsite Deliveries

    At Red Dog’s inception, flatbed work was, and remains to be a big sector of our business. Of the thousands of loads moved per month, about 65% of them move on flatbeds. In addition to our flatbed expertise, we have mastered the art of communication because several clients rely on that careful planning and communication to make delivery within a short window to a remote job-site. Our operations team understands the time sensitive nature of these loads and know that making the crew wait onsite is a failure. Red Dog makes hundreds of job-site deliveries per year and is proud to be the leading provider for this time sensitive work

    Technology Backed Pricing

    Today’s transportation landscape requires technology to stay ahead of market trends and competition. Our pricing dept relies on both internal + external historic, lane specific data, as well as a variety of databases to initiate a pricing algorithm that gives us realistic rates that will secure capacity for the current market and attract quality drivers in our network so we can add the most value for you.

    Customer Service + Communication

    Transportation is not a tangible product, it is a service. The benchmark for how good your service is comes down to how you communicate with your customers and the pro-active your response is to handle crisis. Our team cannot control a trucks fate on the road. Flat tires and engine breakdowns will occur, but what Red Dog can control is the pro-active response to this issue. Upon learning of the issue, we access our options, put the best plan in place, then notify you of the issue, and the solution, so that the downline customer’s schedule is not impacted.