A History of
Industry Leadership

Radiant History

Though Radiant was launched in 2005, its network brands and associated strategic operating partners have storied legacies embodying decades of experience and service in the transportation and logistics industry. These valued network brands include: 

  • Airgroup®, acquired in January 2006
  • Adcom Worldwide®, acquired in September 2008
  • Distribution By Air, acquired in April 2011
  • Wheels®, acquired in April 2015
  • Service By Air, acquired in June 2015

As we provided the exit strategy for the founders of each of these companies, starting with Airgroup® in early 2006, each acquisition brought specialized, further-reaching, wider-ranging services—strengthening the network as a whole.

Along the way, we have also continued to support our operating partners that have sought to transition their operations. We have acquired individual operation locations in Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; Laredo, TX; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Minneapolis, MN; Cincinnati, OH; and Newark, NJ. Together, these companies represent the fulfilment of Radiant’s vision as a company created by logistics entrepreneurs to benefit fellow logistics professionals. By taking advantage of Radiant’s promise to facilitate an easy exit strategy through liquidity, these groups have become part of the Radiant success story, creating a mutually rewarding model for logistics professionals and the network they’ve joined.

Radiant continues to pursue an aggressive strategy of acquisition and diversification, while maintaining a high level of personalized, end-to-end customer service for every transaction. As Radiant looks toward the future of the logistics industry, we remain connected, fast, cost-efficient, and steadfast in our commitment to delivering a better experience to every customer we serve and every professional we partner with.

Timeline

  • October 2005

    Radiant Logistics, Inc. (OTC BB RLGT) is launched as a publicly traded company through a change-of-control transaction.

  • January 2006

    Radiant acquires Airgroup Corporation, generating roughly $50 million in domestic and international freight-forwarding revenues through a network of 34 exclusive agent offices across North America.

  • 2006 to 2008

    Radiant opens new offices in Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Portland (Oregon), Chicago, Minneapolis, and Detroit, growing the business to over $100 million in revenue.

  • September 2008

    Radiant acquires Adcom Worldwide, adding another 30 stations to Radiant’s network and contributing an additional $60 million in revenue.

  • 2009

    Radiant continues to grow its network, adding new stations in Omaha, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and San Antonio.

  • 2010

    Radiant adds a new station in St. Louis.

  • 2011

    Radiant adds stations in Denver and Orlando.

  • April 2011

    Radiant acquires Distribution By Air, adding another 25 stations.

  • January 2013

    Radiant acquires International Freight Systems of Oregon.

  • April 2013

    Radiant expands the Airgroup network with a new operation in Los Angeles.

  • March 2014

    Radiant expands mid-Atlantic operations with a company-owned facility in Philadelphia.

  • September 2014

    Radiant makes further expansion of the Distribution By Air, Adcom Worldwide, and Airgroup networks with new stations in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City.

  • December 2014

    Radiant acquires Don Cameron & Associates, and launches a regional gateway for the Midwest in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

  • January 2015

    Radiant adds a Distribution By Air station in Los Angeles.

  • March 2015

    Radiant adds Airgroup stations in Orlando, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • April 2015

    Radiant acquires Canada-based Wheels Group, one of Canada’s largest non-asset-based third-party logistics providers.

  • June 2015

    Radiant acquires Service By Air and Highways & Skyways, adding 44 new locations to the Radiant network.

  • April 2017

    Radiant acquires Canada-based Lomas Logistics.