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Trucking giant US Xpress leases 14-acre terminal

Trucking giant US Xpress has leased a 14-acre truck terminal from JG Petrucci in Bethlehem, PA.

The vacant motor freight terminal 4815 Crackersport Road in South Whitehall Township was acquired by Petrucci in January.

One of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, U.S. Xpress, will occupy the terminal, located just off Route 22 which offers the  connectivity the company was looking for while providing the option for expansion and creating an effective long-term solution.

“We’re excited about the growth of our terminal network in the northeast market and the additional support it will provide our customers and drivers in the region,” said Nick Lemm, Director of Corporate Real Estate & Facilities for U.S. Xpress. “We look forward to working with J.G Petrucci and Iron Hill Construction for renovation and expansion.”

Phase 1 of the project includes cosmetic and tenant-specific functional modifications to the existing building. Once completed, the expansion phase of the project will begin. The second phase of the project will involve the addition of a truck/trailer repair and maintenance facility to the site.

The new maintenance facility will serve as a Motor Freight Terminal for U.S. Xpress, provide office space, a driver’s lounge, education space for driver training/orientation, and space for light maintenance, repair, and washing.

J.G. Petrucci’s in-house construction firm, Iron Hill Construction Management, will complete the renovation and expansion.

Jon Gelman of Gelcor Realty represented J.G. Petrucci Company, and David Lane of Burr & Temkin represented U.S. Xpress.

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