Our mission: To support a thriving Central Ohio logistics industry through advocacy, information, and connections.

Our vision:  A Central Ohio logistics sector at its full potential. 

The CRLC, which is an initiative of the Columbus Chamber, has more than 200 members ranging from major Central Ohio-based shippers such as L Brands, Cardinal Health, Worthington Industries, and Wendy’s to trucking companies, Class I railroads, freight brokers, e-commerce shippers, public planners, warehouse construction and management companies and professional service providers to the industry.

  • We produce information on the industry, its key challenges, and opportunities for our members, for shippers and transportation companies outside the area, for elected officials, educators, public planners, and those involved with workforce development, among others.
  • Our advocacy work includes lobbying on behalf of our members and the industry overall, both locally and to our congressional delegation, support for key infrastructure projects, marketing our members, and the promotion of the Central Ohio region as the best place in the US to base a logistics or industrial operation. We also advocate for the logistics industry as a viable career path for job seekers in the region.
  • Finally, we connect logistics providers with the resources they need to grow. That can include connections to academics, workforce services, to other professionals in the industry, and to business opportunities. We also use our network to help logistics companies find the help they need to solve real-world challenges, such as sourcing chassis at the last minute or maximizing truckload capacity. Central Ohio has a vast and mature pool of logistics know-how and capability, and part of our role is to foster connections that maximize our region’s strengths in this sector.

Advisory Members


Penske Truck Leasing
Pilot Freight Services

Pizzuti Management LLC dba The Pizzuti Companies
Planes Moving & Storage Company of Columbus
Plante Moran
PNC Bank
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP
Priority Mile, LLC

QUALITY AERO INC dba Acquisition Logistics Engineering
Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Incorporated
Redbank Advisors
Renier Construction
Republic Services
Reveel Group
RMX Freight Systems, Inc.
Roadmaster Drivers School of Ohio, Inc.
Robinson Investments Ltd.
Roetzel & Andress
Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.
Rush Transportation & Logistics
Ryan Partnership
Safelite AutoGlass
Safex Inc.
Schneider Downs & Company, Inc.
Seamless Logistics
Sedlak Management Consultants
Seko Logistics
SId Public Services Association dba Capital Crossroads/Discovery District
Silvan Trucking Company of Ohio
Simple Plan IT
Smash My Trash
Sonbrand Logistics
Southwest Airlines
Sterling Staffing Services
Strategic Systems
Sutphen Corporation
Sutphen Towers, Inc.
T. Marzetti Company
Target Distribution Center
The Kroger Co.
The Ohio State University
The Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Company
The Wasserstrom Company
The Wendy’s International, Inc.
Transition Products Inc. (TPI)
Trinity Logistics
Vargo Companies
Victoria’s Secret Direct
Victoria’s Secret Stores
Vista Packaging & Logistics
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
W.W.Williams Company
WalMart – West Point
Westerville City Schools
WGU Ohio

Woolpert, Inc.
Worthington Energy Consultants
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Yenkin Majestic Paint Corp.
Zipline Logistics