Matheson Announces the Appointment of Charles J. Mellor, Esq., as Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer

SACRAMENTO, California (March 19, 2015) – Matheson Trucking, Inc. today announced the appointment of seasoned Civil Attorney Charles J. Mellor as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of this nationwide trucking and materials handling company that includes the Matheson Flight Extenders Division.


Mr. Mellor has 26 years of experience as a trial attorney, mediator and advisor to mid-size corporations, boards of directors and principals of family-owned businesses concerning both operational, risk management and civil litigation matters. Over the years he also founded and served on the boards of several diverse nonprofit organizations addressing the concerns of underserved populations, young adults and those in need.


“We are pleased to welcome Chuck to our company,” said Mark Matheson, CEO of Matheson Trucking, Inc. “He has worked with us as a consulting General Counsel for a year focusing on operational issues and monitoring litigated matters. With an extensive background in contracts, mediation and litigation — as well as employment law and alternative dispute resolution — he is accomplished when it comes to analyzing sound litigation strategies. Chuck possesses strong leadership skills, an excellent reputation for ethical professional conduct and has the ability to develop innovative resolution options. He is already a key asset to our management team and someone we have come to rely on to provide expert counsel to help guide our business as we move forward.”


In 1989 Mr. Mellor was admitted to the California State Bar, admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Divisions, and also admitted to practice in the Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He served as a trial attorney for a leading insurance company until 1996, when he established a private law firm advising various corporations as General Counsel. He has achieved a “Superb” 9.1 rating for business legal services by AVVO, the legal services online rating system, based on his experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.


He serves as a Judge Pro-Tem for the San Diego Superior Court and has served as a Judge Pro-Tem Panelist in Marin County, CA. Mr. Mellor has been a registered arbitrator/mediator in San Diego, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties. In addition, he is a member of the San Diego and Los Angeles Bar Associations in California as well as the American Bar Association.


Matheson Trucking, Inc. headquarters is based in Sacramento, California. The company provides a comprehensive range of local and long haul trucking, ground support and airport terminal handling services to its customers in 23 U.S. hub cities nationwide and has some 1,200 employees.


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 If you’re looking for a little extra money for the holidays – and want to help lot of your neighbors have a Merry Christmas – Matheson Flight Extenders would like to hear from you. Mark Matheson, president of parent company Matheson Trucking, Inc., says the company is looking to hire 50 additional people in Billings – 25 immediately, and 25 more for the Christmas season.

Matheson Flight Extenders handles and sorts packages for major shipping companies at 20 facilities across the United States. The job openings in Billings are part-time in the mornings, usually from 5:30 to 8:00, with pay starting at $11.20 per hour.  Matheson says the jobs can be a great fit for seniors or students, and that the company will hire people as young as 16.

Bulking up staff for the holiday season will be critical for parcel handlers. Last year, many consumers turned to and other online retailers to do at least part of their Christmas shopping. The resulting flood of packages overwhelmed the major shipping companies, resulting in many packages arriving late.


Matheson Flight Extenders Develops an Innovative, Leading-Edge Productivity Model to Improve Efficiency

LOS ANGELES, California (March 6, 2014) – Matheson Flight Extenders has launched a comprehensive continuous improvement program designed to save time, eliminate waste and enhance operational efficiency to better serve its customers and increase profitability.

“We already achieve industry-leading on time performance results well above 99 percent, but there is always room for production model upgrades that can mean the difference between business as usual and setting the gold standard for the shipping industry,” said Glen Gates, president of Matheson Flight Extenders.  “When a truck comes into our dock, the packages go through 16 individual handling processes before they go out. The key to future success in our industry is based on our ability to continue to discover and implement operational efficiencies.”

He said in order to innovate, you first must realize that you have gaps, take steps to correct them and then implement best practices throughout your organization. “Just as Olympic athletes have to find ways to shave hundredths of a second off their runs to move from Bronze to Gold, shippers have to do all they can to stay competitive, add value and increase revenue when margin per pound is measured in hundreds or even thousands of a cent.  We’re looking for ways to the right of the decimal point where we can improve.” Read More…


Matheson Flight Extenders To Co-Locate Cincinnati Regional Operations Within USPS Space at the CVG International Airport

CINCINNATI, Ohio (March 17, 2014) – Matheson Flight Extenders has announced plans to co-locate its priority mail  terminal handling operations at the United States Postal Service (USPS) center at 76 Clay Drive in Hebron, Kentucky. This USPS building is on the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and 15 miles from downtown Cincinnati. The exact date for the move has yet to be determined, but Matheson said it would most likely occur early in the second quarter and will involve all 23 employees at the company’s present location.

Matheson is currently located at 3340 Logan Road in Florence, Kentucky, an 8,500 square foot facility that has served as the company’s regional hub for the past four years. The UPSP location will give Matheson 10,000 square feet of space to expand its cargo acceptance and truck loading services for Priority Mail to FedEx aircraft at the airport. The new site is on the north ramp and only six minutes from the main terminal and will cut five minutes off the drive time from Matheson’s former site.

“In the shipping business, time is money,” said Glen Gates, president of Matheson Flight Extenders.  “Our ability to share a building with USPS is a win-win for both of us saving time in the loading and unloading of mail and by helping both of us maximize efficiencies when it comes to sorting, build up/break bulk activities and maintaining on-time performance.” Read More…


Matheson Offers Perspectives on Emerging Trends

Dynamic Routing, Zone Jumping, Commercial Pick & Pack, Dedicated Drop Units, Paperless Operations, and New Federal Fuel Regulations for Trucks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (March 16, 2014) – The Matheson Flight Extenders management team analyzes current issues and new developments to determine their impact and potential benefit for the transport industry and the U.S. Postal System. Here are some company perspectives on emerging trends.

“There are several innovative methodologies on the horizon, or currently in development, that have real potential for improving operational efficiency,” said Glen Gates, President of Matheson Flight Extenders.  “Our mission and responsibility is to carefully examine new ideas. We owe it to ourselves and our customers to see if these methods will truly lead to better outcomes for all concerned.”

For example, dynamic routing is being considered as a future model for the U.S. Postal Service and its suppliers as a way to save time and money. Now, before a vehicle leaves its starting point, an initial route plan is established between predetermined sites. Instead of fixed, scheduled routes, dynamic routing can assist a carrier in combining loads along the way so that the truck may add or delete scheduled stops depending on demand, if new requests appear, the initial route is adjusted to fulfill them. Read More…


Matheson Sets Five-Year Growth Plan To Expand Utilization Capacity 60 Percent

Matheson Sets Five-Year Growth Plan
To Expand Utilization Capacity 60 Percent

Interim Goal Includes Hiring Over 300
Holiday Workers With Emphasis on Veterans

MIAMI, Florida (November 6, 2013) – Matheson Flight Extenders Division President Glen Gates announced today at the Air Cargo America Conference that the company has established a five-year strategic plan beginning in 2014 designed to grow and diversify the business by more than 60 percent through 2019. The company plan includes acquiring new commercial customers in areas served by its 16-city network of air cargo terminals in the U.S. as well as by expanding existing relationships.

“We have the infrastructure in place today to ramp up operations around the clock at all of our locations, enabling us to potentially triple our current package handling volume and keep pace with expected future demand as business activity continues to increase in a post-recessionary market,” Mr. Gates said. “Last year we processed over 600 million pounds of high priority shipments, and we are already seeing an early and steady rise in package traffic this fall.”

To cope with this annual holiday spike, Matheson will hire more than 300 part-time workers during November and December as Priority Mail and commercial package volumes grow through the Christmas shopping season.  At the same time, the company is placing a priority on hiring returning veterans to honor their service and give them a head start back into the workforce.

According to Mr. Gates, “Customer confidence is returning to the market after an extended period of near stagnation. Domestic manufacturing is up, and international shipments have increased.  These and other noteworthy factors are a cause for optimism.”

For example, on July 30, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released June figures showing a 1.2% year-on-year expansion in global air-freight demand. Although weak, IATA said this is an improvement when compared to the 0.9% year-on-year demand growth recorded in May and the 0.1% growth realized over the first half of the year.

“Given these positive signs down the road, if a commercial firm wants to catch the next wave of industry and economic expansion, now is the time to establish a relationship with a reliable freight forwarding company with a track record of on-time performance and the capacity to handle both small or large shipping needs.” Read More…


March 26, 2013

GlenGatesSmall[1]Today, Mark Matheson, CEO, announced the addition of Glen Gates as Division President with Matheson’s Flight Extenders Division. Gates has over 30 years of experience primarily related to air cargo and airline operations.   He brings a variety of skills to Matheson including familiarity with international and domestic freight forwarding; passenger and cargo charter in domestic, international and military environments; fleet planning; ramp and terminal operations; and trans-border services for large aircraft. In addition, Gates spent 2 years with the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Washington DC where he designed the e-commerce system/digital communications/ performance measurement and financial control applications. He also developed the strategic business plans and corporate aircraft operations objectives for shared and peak season air networks.

Mr. Matheson stated that the addition of Gates is intended to fortify the entire Matheson senior management team. Gates will oversee the growth and diversification of all businesses under the Flight Extenders’ umbrella. In addition to existing Terminal Handling contracts, this includes expanding USPS consolidation/deconsolidation contracts, identifying opportunities to provide airline ground handling services, building relationships with air carriers in an effort to develop additional revenue opportunities and other ventures that are consistent with Matheson’s long-term strategy.


August 30, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Contact :
Mark Paterson
Portland Station Manager
Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc.
7425 NE Air Trans Way
Portland, Oregon 97218
(503) 284-6500
Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc. awarded international contract with Asiana Airlines Inc.
Matheson, a family owned transportation, environmental and airport services company with its headquarters in Sacramento, CA , announces a leap into the International arena with its recent award by Asiana Airlines to provide import/export warehousing and aircraft ground handling at Matheson’s Portland, Oregon facility. Asiana Airlines Inc. will initiate service with a 3 flight per week 747-400 schedule. The inaugural flight will arrive into Portland on Friday, September 2, 2011. The City of Portland will host a gala event celebrating the commencement of operations on September 9th.
Matheson Flight Extenders Inc. is the largest airport terminal handling provider for the USPS with 18 locations nationwide.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Matheson/ Asiana partnership, please contact Mr. Jon Heckman at (503) 284-6500 or Don Ashmore at (206) 972-1868.
Please visit the Matheson website at for more information about Matheson Flight Extenders.

April 26, 2010

The United States Postal Service (USPS) awards Matheson Flight Extenders with a two year terminal handling services contract for two additional sites, Cincinnati, OH & Louisville, KY.


March 26, 2008

The United States Postal Service (USPS) selects Matheson Flight Extenders and Matheson Postal Services as combined winners of the 2007 Supplier Performance Award.

Matheson was nominated by postal professionals for our performance on contracts to transport mail, and provide terminal handling and ground support services. This helped the Postal Service benefit from supply chain management best practices during 2007. Supply chain management efforts have been very successful in providing positive bottom line and performance results that ultimately help the Postal Service more effectively achieve its mission of providing mail service to the American public.

The 2007 Supplier Performance Awards Ceremony and Reception was held on April 22, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

Postmaster General John Potter and Supply Management Vice President Susan Brownell presented the award to Mark Matheson.

Read the Postal News Release from the United States Postal Service.