Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: NSSL National Shunt Service

February 10th, 2022

Member Spotlight by NSSL National Shunt Service

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services

Operating across North America, NSSL specializes in yard management also known as trailer switching or spotting and shuttling. As an asset-based provider, our turn-key program is powered by our fleet and proprietary yard management application, Shuntware®. This approach allows us to increase productivity, reduce power units and labor costs while improving overall yard visibility. We prove that – Every Move Counts.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values

As a feedback organization, the NSSL mission is to be a dependable, flexible, and cost-effective support system within our customer’s operation while maintaining best-in-class standards for safety and our environment. By continually listening to and understanding our customer’s changing needs, we help realize their true potential for an efficient yard.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

Brand Awareness and Visibility, Business Development Support, and Chamber/Community Involvement.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

Continued education, networking, publications, tradeshows, social media.

What is your company culture like?

We are a feedback organization at every level and therefore the foundation of our company culture is trust and honesty. Fostering strong relationships is key to our success and employee well-being. Our culture creates an atmosphere of support for personal and career growth.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

A successful employee at NSSL is first and foremost family oriented. We are a curious bunch with a continuous improvement mindset. It’s important that we all pull the rope in the same direction. NSSL looks for collaborative, supportive and mindful people. The NSSL family is built on team work, flexibility and innovation. Along with the attributes previously mentioned, a successful employee at NSSL comes to work with a positive attitude and is ready to contribute.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

There are a number of reasons Columbus is a great place for NSSL to plant our flag. With 50%+ of the population within a 10 hour drive, Columbus has world class market access and the same can be said for manufacturing capacity. With a growing population and major MSA, Columbus is home to large chain retailer HQs and DCs along with access to class A railroads.

As the sole provider of yard management service to DCs for a major home improvement retailer in the state of Ohio, NSSL recently moved our US corporate office from Massachusetts to Ohio (Dublin) in late 2021 to better support our customers, sales efforts and growth potential.

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