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Lazer Spot

6525 Shiloh Road Alphareta, Georgia 30005
  • Company Industry
    Transportation
  • Number of Employees
    501-5000

Lazer Spot Yard Management

Services and Solutions

Lazer Spot is the industry leader in third-party yard management services. Spotting and local shuttles are our core business, not an auxiliary function. A choice to work with Lazer Spot means that you get our full attention, our years of experience, and our commitment to customer satisfaction. You will not find another company that works harder or understands better how to make your facility function more efficiently.

Lazer Spot offers

Yard management services including:
 
  • Spotting
  • Shuttling within 100 air miles
  • Trailer rentals
  • Gate personnel staffing
  • Computerized Yard Management Systems and Training

Company History

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Stefanie Newsome-Ryan and Adam Newsome

Our founders, were both working for a regional trucking company when they met in 1995. Both had an entrepreneurial bent, and the next year, they pooled their money to buy a spotter truck. They put $1,000 down so a used equipment dealer would hold the truck for 60 days, and set off to secure their first customer. It came a lot faster than they thought – when the customer gave its existing spotting provider notice of its intent to cancel the contract, the spotting provider said it would stop providing service at the end of the next shift.

They hurried over to the equipment dealer, where a sales person agreed to help them drive the spotter truck over to the customer’s property and show them how to use it. Neither had ever driven a spotter unit before, and they were both wearing suits when they arrived for their first night on the job. It was a memorable first night, with the truck breaking down and leaving grease all over the suits of the new owners.

Lazer Spot has grown every year since, adding blue-chip customers and expanding its footprint steadily. Adam Newsome, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and UT School of Law, joined the operation as President in 2003, and began developing financial and compliance structures that would support the company’s growth. Adam’s sister Stefanie, also a UT grad, joined the company that same year, and implemented new initiatives to improve the accounting and human resources functions.

In some respects, the company as it exists today bears little resemblance to the tiny team that launched it 18 years ago. Our customer base is larger, our equipment is more reliable, and our ability to respond quickly is even better thanks to skilled teams and a national footprint. But in fundamental ways, Lazer Spot is what it was from the beginning: a team of committed individuals who are going to find a way to make the customer happy.

That commitment to execution is quite literally in the DNA of the current leadership. The founders, having built a successful business over the long haul, both left the company in recent years. Adam and Stefanie absorbed their obsession with customer service and focus on details. They have shared that legacy with the people who help them lead the operation today. Lazer Spot’s 2000-plus employees work at operations in 30 states, and we want to keep growing by continuing what we started – providing best-in-class customer service.

Our Values

Best in Class Customer Service: For us, customer service isn’t just a “feel good” concept; it’s making sure your yard functions so seamlessly you don’t have to worry about it. We can do that because we understand your business. Whether you run a brand-new distribution center or a long-established manufacturing facility, we’ve worked in environments like yours before. Lazer Spot is the category leader in the yard management business, and we will bring all our experience and expertise to the table to help you identify new opportunities for safety and efficiency.

We’re in it for the long haul. Most of our business comes from existing customers. They’ve found that we are long-term partners who are committed to meeting their needs day in and day out. We’ll get to know you and your facility, and make sure we become one of the most reliable components of your operation.

Commitment to Safety: Our culture is relentlessly focused on safety. We are proud that our accident rates continually drop, saving our customers time, money, and frustration. From our Corporate and Operations managers tasked with developing new safety initiatives to our most recent new hire, everyone on the team understands that the goal is to make one safe move at a time. We never stop trying to improve.

Accountability: We built our business on the notion that we will honor our commitments. When we tell customers we’ll become part of their team, we mean it. We provide dedicated site managers who have the authority to make decisions, initiate improvements, and manage personnel. Our managers also know how to drive, and they don’t hesitate to get in a truck and help out when an extra set of hands is needed.

 

WHY CHOOSE LAZER SPOT?

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Our Services

We know you have your pick of providers who’d like to provide spotting and local shuttle services at your distribution center or manufacturing plant. Here’s why our long-term customers chose Lazer Spot – and keep choosing it year after year, facility after facility:

This is what we do: Spotting and local shuttles are our core business. We aren’t distracted by other things because this is what built our company and this is how we will grow going forward. We understand that our operations are mission-critical for our customers, and we are completely focused on this service.

We invest in safety. We understand that your facility can’t afford the cost, in dollars, human capital, or reputation, of an unsafe partner. We have industry-leading safety metrics, a robust training program, and a company commitment to constantly improve.

We’re in all the right places: Lazer Spot has a broad geographic footprint, and our “pod”-based service approach enables us to leverage highly skilled personnel and specialized equipment to the benefit of all our customers. Our service area density allows us to be flexible in meeting your needs. And if we’re not in your area yet, we’d like to be. We are always looking for opportunities to expand in additional areas with existing customers or new ones.

We’re flexible when you need it: If you have a ramped-up delivery schedule every holiday season, or an expanded production schedule during the summer months, we are the perfect choice for you. We prevent bottlenecks, by bringing additional drivers or equipment to your site when the demand for efficiency is greatest.

We’re accountable: How do we know how to make recommendations for improved operations at your site? We collect data. We track movements, analyze operating metrics, and study utilization so we can design the best solutions for you. You can see how efficient we are.

We’re committed to our drivers: We have one of the lowest turnover rates in the transportation industry, and we keep looking for ways to improve our retention rate even further. Hiring and training are core competencies for us. We aim to provide drivers who will work with you a long time, and become fully integrated into your operations.

We can design a comprehensive solution for you: Whatever you need to support your spotting and shuttle operations, we can provide it. We offer gate staffing, trailer checking, and other services to complement our core business.

There are lots of trucking and logistics companies out there. Why should you choose Lazer Spot?

Specialty power units: We use late-model spotters with hydraulic fifth wheels that are designed to operate in a high-volume environment.

Green initiatives: Some of our day cabs use compressed natural gas. As a SmartWay partner, we are committed to offering our customers options that meet their sustainability goals.

Flexible trailer options: Whether you need trailers heavy enough to hold roll stock paper, or refrigerated units during your busy season only, we can meet your needs, with value-oriented short- and long-term rental plans.

Back-up units: We pride ourselves on not allowing your facility to miss a beat. If one of our units is down for routine maintenance or an unexpected repair, we’ll have a back-up unit nearby to replace it before you even notice.

Electronic yard management solutions: We have relationships with all the primary vendors in this area, and we work with them to design custom solutions that give our customers the very best picture of what’s on the property, when it got there, what’s in every trailer, and where it’s currently located.

DOT Compliant: Our equipment meets all state and federal safety regulations, and we regularly inspect and maintain it to make sure it’s fully functional.

Benefits

Benefits We Offer

  • Three health insurance plans that can be tailored to your needs
  • Low-cost short- and long-term disability insurance plans
  • A 401(k) plan with an employer match we have never reduced or discontinued
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Vision and dental insurance plans

Current Job Openings

There are no active positions available at this time.

6525 Shiloh Road
Alphareta Georgia 30005
United States
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