About Regional World Services

Providing consistent, reliable, on-time service at the lowest price possible for ALL customers no matter how big or how small they might be.

Our massive truckload network is essential for shippers, particularly when capacity is tight. But, it’s our fierce commitment to world-class service that ultimately ensures your peace of mind. We take a do-or-die approach to on-time performance, and we follow through with real-time track and trace.

Our carrier management processes are rigorous: we monitor safety ratings, insurance qualifications and operating authorities. Algorithms in our Freight Optimizer system use carrier profiles to source the best possible solution based on load characteristics.

Key Capabilities

  • Ground Expedite – Regional stands ready 24/7 with door to door time critical delivery service to USA & CANADA. Our mission is to provide consistent reliable on-time service with cost savings for you and your customers. Matching your freight with the right piece of equipment and monitoring it from start to finish.
  • Air Charter – Aggressive pricing for door to door worldwide service. Charter service is the fastest form of transportation for your most critical shipments. We will pick the freight up at your door, arrange the right size aircraft, take it to the airport and pick it up at the destination airport and deliver direct to your customer’s door.
  • Air Freight – For your long distant shipments that must be there the next day, this is the method for you. Depending on the location of delivery and size of shipment, we can have most shipments picked up one day and delivered the next day by noon. Regardless of the type of airfreight service needed Regional can provide the best and most consistent competitively priced options.
  • Local Cartage – Regional can pick up your local outbound and inbound shipments and deliver them to your customers or your dock in northeast Ohio with same day service. Price determined on weight and distance not the whole truck therefore creating considerable savings.
  • Daily Dedicated Service – Regional can assign a truck to your facility on a daily basis and make all of your pickup and deliveries to the northeast Ohio area. This could eliminate the need of your company truck (s) and take the liability risk away from your business. Current customers utilizing this service have experience considerable cost effective results.
  • Truckload – otal and complete truck load service anywhere in the United States and Canada. All types of equipment, whether it be dry van, flatbed, step decks etc… Aggressive pricing with major savings for your company.

The Regional World Services Team

  • Marc Cleland President

    Mark Cleland has over 30 years diversified experience in transportation management. Particularly adept at meeting deadlines and supervising others. Has excellent sales skills and can communicate with and relate to customer’s needs. Always surpassed corporate goals thanks to a strong work ethic. Mark’s reason for going into business: the need for a reliable on-time expedite company in the Akron-Canton, Ohio area that finds the needs of the customer and always meets those needs.

  • Josh Palmer Vice President

    Is the son of Regional Co-founders Joel E. Palmer.  Working from the ground up, Josh started working part time driving for the company.  When Joel became ill, Josh stepped up and took over all the responsibilities. Josh over the past few years has gained more knowledge on the company operations.  As of May 1, 2023 became Vice President.  Honoring his father, Josh looks to continue the business into its second generation.    

  • Kevin Palmer Dispatcher

    Has been with Regional for 24 years.  He began his career as a driver for Regional.  In the past five years Kevin has taken on more responsibilities.  Kevin first took over the responsibility of the fleet keeping up with the maintenance and repairs.  Thru his hard effort has built a strong relationship with our vendors.  Next Kevin took on the hiring and training new drivers.  In the past year Kevin now does the day to day dispatching for all routes.  The best quality of Kevin,  he is so understanding of the customers needs he will drop all the responsibilities he has and jump into a truck to make sure the customers needs are met.     

Our History

Over 30 Years of Shipping Logstics Expertise

In 1999, the needs for a dependable expedite trucking company for northeast Ohio became very evident to transportation executives Mark Cleland and Joel Palmer. With their extensive background in trucking, both regionally and internationally, Mark and Joel saw the increasing expediting need for same day service for both inbound and outbound delivery.

Following an in depth three month observation of local and national trucking companies, two major shortcomings surfaced. They discovered that the various trucking companies shared the same problems which resulted in slow response times. Local carriers did not have the equipment from the previous days’ deliveries returned in time for the next day service, and the national carriers’ equipment was scattered throughout the United States and Canada, therefore if a customer in northeast Ohio needs something moved and the closest piece of equipment from a national carrier is a state away, then they cannot respond timely. Because of these reasons, Regional devised solutions for these situations. Regional is part of a coalition of carriers throughout all of Northern America and Canada. This Coalition consists of over 150 carriers and over 15,000 pieces of equipment. Whether locally or on the west coast, Regional can provide the most consistent, reliable, on-time service for shippers of time critical shipments.

In a short time, many of the companies became aware of Regional’s great service. They wanted more. A National company in Massillon, Ohio requested Regional to provide a daily truck to transport freight to and from vendors in northeast Ohio. Regional was not only able to perform this task but they did it with one truck and driver as opposed to the previous company which had to have two trucks and two drivers therefore cutting the freight cost by more than half for this daily activity. This additional service opened a whole new avenue which opened more doors for regional. Soon after, other companies in Massillon, Minerva, Dover and New Philadelphia began requesting the same service.

As the need for a district sales manager emerged in 2006, Bob Greavu joined Regional to meet this challenge. With over 48 years of experience, Bob brings an unprecedented knowledge of the trucking industry. Bob’s knowledge and network of contacts has been the key to Regional’s continued success in gaining market share in Northeast Ohio. Shortly after Bob joined the company, customers became so satisfied with the service provided they began to request help with their Truckload freight. Being a small company verses the National brokers with their corporate overhead, Regional is able to offer aggressive pricing with backhaul rates when available. With increasing success of meeting customer needs for truckload shipments, Regional satisfied the need for a dedicated customer service coordinator with the hiring of Dawn Antonacci.

When shippers have the need for the most time sensitive shipments, they can rely on our Air Charter service. Regional is always working with their customers to find the most time certain delivery possible. Our customers have such a strong working partnership with Regional that they requested we have the capability to provide door to door Air Charter service. Regional’s Air Charter service has become an incredible cost savings for companies in Northeast Ohio and throughout the United States. This service has been such an over whelming success that a world leader in the automotive industry has become aware of our service and has been extremely satisfied with the incredible cost savings and service that Regional has provided them.


Our Mission Statement:


Our goal is to provide consistent, reliable, on-time service at the lowest price possible for ALL customers no matter how big or how small they might be. Being a smaller company ourselves, we can save considerable costs in overhead compared to the National brokers. We can even offer aggressive pricing with backhaul rates when available. We can also accomodate time sensitive shipments, with our Air Charter Service to offer the most time certain delivery possible. Regional is your local, regional and world freight transportation company.

Industry Leaders

  • Experience – Over Thirty years diversified experience in transportation management
  • Optimal carrier matching – We work with the best carriers that will meet your needs
  • Evaluation of available capacity – Weighted by cost and performance history
  • Technology Experts – Advance knowledge in various software and computer programs
  • Dynamic load optimization – Comprehensive capabilities for transactional shipments

Northeast Ohio Trucking and Shipping Company. Your Source For Expedite Freight, Local Freight, Air Charter and Truck Load Shipping

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