An Austin-based logistics company announced Tuesday it is prepared to hire hundreds of workers as it expands into San Antonio.

Arrive Logistics, a multimodal transportation and technology company, recently set up office in a 27,000-square-foot facility on Austin Highway near the Loop 410 and Highway 35 North interchange in Northeast San Antonio.  

Logistics companies like Arrive also handle order processing, warehousing, inventory management and packaging.

San Antonio’s location on the Interstate 35 corridor has driven growth in the number of logistics companies expanding in the region. In addition to Amazon, other firms expanding in San Antonio include Pallet Logistics of America and Packaged Produce Solutions.

The available local workforce and the city’s proximity to its headquarters in Austin were the primary drivers of Arrive’s expansion into San Antonio, said a company spokeswoman.

Arrive Logistics’ new office space can accommodate 350 employees, company officials said in a statement. Working there now are 20 people from the firm’s carrier team, which works with shippers to transport goods from one place to the other.

In the coming months, Arrive Logistics plans to nearly double its 1,500-member workforce through expansions in San Antonio and Tampa, Florida.

“While our business continues to grow at a rapid pace, our focus remains on hiring talented people and providing them with the learning and development tools needed to build a career at Arrive and in the logistics industry,” said J-Ann Tio, chief strategy officer for Arrive Logistics.

Founded by CEO Matt Pyatt and President Eric Dunigan in 2014, Arrive Logistics earned $1.6 billion in revenue last year. 

With supply chains interrupted and e-commerce on the rise due to the pandemic, the business of logistics has been tested in recent years. The cost of storing and handling products, and of transportation, rose sharply in 2021, according to the 2022 State of Logistics Report released in June by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

But the industry is solid, stated the report. Transporting goods by truck on the nation’s roadways accounts for the largest segment of all spending in the U.S. supply chain at $831 billion last year.

Greater:SATX began working with Arrive early this year on the site selection process and connecting the company to workforce training providers, said a spokeswoman for the economic development organization.

Arrive Logistics lists a variety of available jobs on its website, among them seven job titles open in San Antonio, including sales account executive, senior compensation analyst and accounts receivable clerk. 

Company officials would not disclose wage information. The company offers competitive salary and commission opportunities along with health benefits and flexible work schedules, said a spokeswoman. 

This article has been updated to correctly reflect the number of Arrive Logistics’ employees.

Shari Biediger

Shari Biediger is the development beat reporter for the San Antonio Report.