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Logistics company relocates to Tampa, plans to hire 150

Indiana freight and trucking company AFC Transport will move its logistics division to Florida.
Tampa, viewed here on March 1, will be the new headquarters of trucking and freight services company AFC Logistics.
Tampa, viewed here on March 1, will be the new headquarters of trucking and freight services company AFC Logistics. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Apr. 18|Updated Apr. 18

An Indiana freight and trucking company is relocating its logistics division to Tampa in a move that could result in up to 150 new jobs.

AFC Logistics, which provides freight and shipping services for more than 1,000 companies, is moving into a temporary space in downtown Tampa as it finalizes a new corporate headquarters, the company’s president, Kyle Ingraham, said in a statement.

AFC Logistics formed in 2016 under the umbrella of AFC Transport, which specializes in the delivery of machinery, industrial equipment, raw materials and more. The company’s fleet includes more than 150 flatbed trucks and 50 refrigerated trucks.

“Logistics operations has long been a target industry for the EDC and we’re excited to see AFC Logistics relocate its headquarters to Tampa,” James Nozar, chairperson of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, said in a statement. “This is another great example of a company making the move to Tampa seeking a better business climate with a growing economy and access to the highly skilled talent it needs to support future growth.”

AFC Logistics plans to add 150 workers over the next three years as it plans to grow revenues to more than $300 million during that span.

“AFC Logistics is growing rapidly in service offerings and structure, and that expansion demands our constant and continuous endeavors to strategically scale our company,” Ingraham said in a statement. “We are excited about providing job opportunities for the declining skilled logistics talent in the area.”

Last year, in a move to hire more drivers amid excess demand during the global supply-chain crisis, AFC Transport raised its flatbed driver pay from 55 cents to 60 cents per mile, and its refrigerated truck driver pay from 51 cents per mile to 55 cents per mile.

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