Rhode Island2023-08-03T11:53:16-04:00

Welcome to Last Mile Logistics

The ultimate logistics partner for the state of Rhode Island

The ultimate logistics partner for the state of Rhode Island

About Rhode Island

This state is located in the New England region and is the smallest in the entire country, but it is also the seventh-least populated.

A refugee, Roger Williams fled from religious persecution in Massachusetts and founded Providence in 1636. Later, Providence became the capital city of Rhode Island.

In 1774, Rhode Island became the first of the 13 original colonies to renounce to the British Crown. After the American Revolution, the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” was the last of the thirteen colonies to ratify the United States Constitution. It was until November 2020 that the state officially dropped “Providence Plantations” from its name.

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Key Industries

Key Industries

in Rhode Island

Historically, the state developed its economy on the sea by fishing or using water power to run cotton mills. Textiles have been a significant industry within Rhode Island. Much of the state’s economy today relies on services, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Other industries that thrive in Rhode Island are:

  • Military

  • Real Estate

  • Finance and Insurance

  • Jewelry

  • Biomedicine

  • Government

  • Transportation

  • Tourism

Interesting statistics about Rhode Island’s shipments

Interesting statistics about Rhode Island shipments

  • Rhode Island has 6,106 miles of roadway.

  • There is only one freight railroad that operates 19 miles of track.

  • Waterways facilities include 44 marinas and 84 port docks.

  • 83% of Rhode Island shipments are carried by truck.

  • There are ten shipping hubs in the state.

Facts about freight services in Rhode Island

Facts about freight services in Rhode Island

  • The state has 440 miles of coastline.

  • Most of Rhode Island’s freight corridors run north to south.

  • The Port of Providence is one of the largest seaports in the New England area.

  • Rhode Island is a high-consumption state, so it is usually cheaper to move goods outbound than inbound.

  • 63% of all the freight moved through Rhode Island goes to another non-neighboring state.

Which companies need freight services?
Which companies need freight services?

The freight movement has a tremendous impact on the state’s daily life. In addition to supplying materials for production, the freight sector supports thousands of jobs in Rhode Island. Many industries could benefit from an efficient, robust, consistent transportation partner, such as the military, manufacturing, healthcare, education, government, finance, and tourism.

What services do we provide in this area?
What services do we provide in this area?

At Last Mile Logistics, we deliver a wide range of freight services that will help your business to grow. From expedited shipping to white glove services, we will be your logistics partners along the road.

Superior results through technology

One the greatest challenges today is sourcing capacity that fluctuates with demand in the marketplace. As an intermediary, we carefully consider the qualifications of the truck equipment operators we contract with to service our shipper clients’ needs.

LAST MILE LOGISTICS logisticians rely on their experience and use of proprietary technology to manage and move every shipment. And because shipper clients require a practical risk management approach to doing business, LAST MILE LOGISTICS is one of few brokers that has Primary Truck Broker Liability Insurance ($2 Million policy).

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Affiliations & memberships

We maintain strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations that help improve safety, efficiency, and value for the customer.

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