NationaLease has been awarded a $12 million contract to provide Integrated Transportation Logistics Services to PIC USA of Hendersonville, TN.

Under the terms of the contract with the breeding stock supplier, NationaLease and member West Brother’s Transportation Services of Raleigh-Durham, NC, will provide Trucker Quality Assurance-certified drivers, full-service leasing, customized maintenance, finance leasing, asset services, distribution routing and analysis technology, business management and fuel and fleet support.

Also, a proprietary automated biosecurity system is being customized to meet PIC’s unique needs, ensuring that the health and welfare of the animals is not compromised from source farm to customer farm. West Brother’s will transport 170,000 live animals annually, utilizing a dedicated fleet of 14 trucks and 22 specialized trailers.

“The top priority of this partnership with NationaLease is to improve efficiencies while maintaining the exceptional biosecurity and reliability our customers have come to expect,” says Mark Engle, DVM, director of Health Assurance and Transportation for PIC USA North America.

“Transportation is an expensive and critical component of our business. We are moving breeding stock that are high-value live animals, making biosecurity during transport extremely important for the protection of our customers on the other end. In addition, the well-being and quality of the animal upon arrival is paramount,” he says.