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Metro Parcel & Freight

By Scott Loftis, staff writer
Posted Mar 7th 2011 7:53PM

“We’re a small company that wants to be a large company.”

That’s how Alexi Georges, controller for Metro Parcel & Freight, describes the organization’s plans for the future. To accomplish that goal, Metro Parcel & Freight needs some help — in the form of experienced, professional owner-operators to haul what the company hopes will be an ever-expanding amount of freight.

Metro Parcel and Freight, headquartered in Birmingham, MI, offers a variety of services to its customers, who include Detroit’s ‘Big Three’ automakers. The company and its owner-operators maintain a fleet of cargo vans, 18- and 24-foot straight trucks and tractor-trailers, all with GPS tracking, and can handle air freight, dedicated and expedited loads and less-than-truckload freight in addition to long hauls.

Ask Georges how many reliable owner-operators the company needs to work with, and the answer can’t be quantified. “The amount is unlimited,” he said. “Right now we’ve got a ton of long-distance freight.”

Georges said the owner-operators who work with Metro Parcel & Freight are paid a percentage of each load they haul as well as 100 percent of the fuel surcharge paid by shippers. Owner-operators who work with Metro Parcel & Freight pay no up-front sign-on costs. The company has a centralized dispatch system, 24 hours a day, 365 years. Owner-operators can expect low dead-head miles and 99 percent of the time, they won’t touch the freight. The company works to get owner-operators home on a regular basis, and settlements are paid weekly.

Asked what makes Metro Parcel & Freight an attractive option for owner-operators, Georges responded with an answer that makes sense. “None of the owner-operators we’ve hired have quit,” he said. “We’re hungry for success and honest in the way we do business. The owner of this company has a hands-on approach to running the operation, and is in daily contact with the drivers.”

Owner-operators who share that hunger for success and want to learn more about opportunities with Metro Parcel & Freight can visit the company’s website at


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