CWRV Transport LLC, an affiliate of Camping World Inc., announced the grand opening its corporate office in Elkhart, Ind. According to a press release, Marcus Lemonis, president and CEO of Camping World Inc., will be on hand and speaking during the event scheduled for Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. EDT.
CWRT Transport began official operations in September in response to a growing need among RV dealerships to exercise some control over their deliveries. “Not wanting to establish their own transportation and trucking companies, dealerships compete with each other not only for sales but for product deliveries so having a fleet of drivers dedicated solely to moving their products enables them to better control their inventory allocations and at the same time control costs,” the release stated.
CWRV Transport is run by a team of experienced RV professionals including its President Dave Miller, former two-term mayor of Elkhart. Recently, he established CWRV Transport upon invitation by Camping World to become its exclusive transporter nationwide.
CWRV already has hired 11 in-house team members and anticipates adding 600 contract drivers to deliver RVs to the nearly 100 Camping World dealerships across the United States. Camping World said CWRV boasts higher pay than the industry, no Canadian deliveries, no wash requirements and quick deliveries.
“CWRV was created and exists to serve the Camping World family of stores and customers,” said Miller. “Though many RVs are transported from the factories as dealer pick-ups, no one has attempted it on this scale. Fortunately for our beloved RV industry, Camping World sells a lot of RVs. Not only do we get to help Camping World and their many customers, I am especially thrilled we get to help our community, the RV Capital of the world.”
He added, “You can meet my boss every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. on his reality TV show, “The Profit” on CNBC. Marcus Lemonis is a dynamic, inspirational leader. I feel fortunate we are tied to his strong company and we’re proud to be part of his incredible team.”