About Us

The Founding of AVi Logistics

Here's a little glimpse in to our company history. We have roots all the way back to 1968. The 'AVi' in AVi Logistics stands for Air Van Inc. AIr Van Inc. still remains our parent company. This is the first company box truck, used to transport cinema film reels.

This is the first Air Van Inc. company box truck, used to transport cinema film reels.

In 1968, Air Van, Inc began operations in Atlanta, Georgia. Herb Matthews and Lex Benton were in the trucking industry and saw the need for final mile delivery of air freight in Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida.  Air Cargo International (ACI) was a company with franchised locations to provide final mile delivery under their managed structure.  Air Van was formed as a franchisee of ACI to provide this service in both cities.

Air Van grew to provide final mile delivery service, white glove services, customs clearance service, container freight station, Import management service, transload service and more.  As we provided these services, clients would often ask for help arranging interstate transportation of these shipments.  This lead us to form logistics services for both LTL and FTL.

 AVi Logistics was started in October of 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. 

AVi supports many Air Van, Inc. originated shipments as well as many domestic and international shipments for their own direct clients. AVi takes pride In keeping with the same company philosophies of providing the finest customer service, and constant proactive communication of shipment details to our clients at every opportunity. By leveraging our strong nationwide relationship carrier base, the steady, consistent and transparent communication provides confidence that when AVi has your freight, your shipment is in good hands.

~ Chip Matthews

 

“Our mission is to find more ways to say YES in an ever changing market with the intent and goal to find additional savings for our valued customers.”

AVi Logistics is a comprised of a professional team with over 90 years combined logistics experience. Our goal is to provide competitive rates and superior customer service, through innovation, efficency and dedication. Because we understand the importance of time sensitive material, we are ready to give detailed attention to complete each transaction.

AVi Logistics utilizes the most cost effective and sensible solutions to help our customers meet their needs. We treat every shipment with the utmost care, urgency and importance. Complete customer satisfaction is our goal each and every time our services are rendered.

Our Approach

AVi Logistics takes an asset light approach to transportation.  Our parent company, Air Van Inc., is an asset-based trucking company with a 122,000 square foot bonded warehouse servicing the southeast. AVi extends this footprint from coast to coast across the Nation.  We strive to ensure customers have a variety of options to make certain we are meeting their expectations.  This approach guarantees we will find more ways to say “YES”, while keeping up with the quality and service needed for success.

View more about our parent company, Air Van Inc.