Do you need managed freight services?

Do you need managed freight services?

Who needs managed freight services?

First of all, what is managed freight? Simply put, when you purchase managed freight service from a 3PL or freight broker, you work with a logistics team that manages the full spectrum of your day to day shipping needs. 

Your logistics team will save you both time and money while upping your productivity, offering you increased visibility into your shipments and data. You’ll gain valuable insight into the workings of your supply chain while receiving superior service and consistent capacity. 

Manufacturers who work with an experienced logistics team for managed freight services report satisfied customers and vendors, a more predictable freight budget, and fewer service failures.

If you are still managing your shipping needs in-house without a full-time logistics professional dedicated to the task, you are probably overworked and overwhelmed trying to stay on top of the ever-changing logistics landscape.

The complexity of the supply chain services isn’t new, but the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated the disruption that has become a new sort of normal. 

Finding insured, reliable carriers was always difficult, but new regulations (the ELD-rules, the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse) over the past couple of years have increased your liability if (or when) you choose the wrong one. And negotiating with a variety of providers while keeping track of your freight from pickup to delivery (because that’s what customers expect these days) is a full-time job. And it’s probably not the best use of your time.

So yes, you do need managed freight services.

What can you expect with managed freight services at AM Transport Services?

When you partner with AMT for managed freight services, we promise we’ll make sure you have more time for the work you love.

With 32 years of experience in logistics, we have long-term relationships with over 10,000 approved carriers, including niche carriers and fleets with specialized equipment. These are companies with long business histories, superior safety ratings, and low driver turnover. In addition, we know people all along the supply chain–warehouse managers, production managers, and site managers–and we’ll put the full force of the relationships to work for you and your company.

We provide you with customized solutions to your most vexing freight problems by getting to know you and your freight. We analyze, assess, and apply innovative solutions. LTL, Truckload, Expedited, Hotshot, Dry Van, Refrigerated–we’ve got you covered. And if you need warehousing, dedicated fleets, or intermodal options–we’re on it!

We have the best technology in the business. Our portal with its custom view keeps you in the know. With a simple long in, you can access PO numbers, appointment times, contact information, and up-to-date weather reports. It’s where you can keep track of your freight and anything else you need.

And we have a state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) powered by Salesforce, the world’s #1 cloud ecosystem. If you’re still shipping large quantities of freight and still handling this work manually, you’re wasting your valuable time on tasks that could be automated. Our TMS reduces the time and labor required to manage your freight while virtually eliminating the possibility of error.

But technology is only as good as the folks using it. Our logistics experts are career professionals cross-trained in all aspects of our business. And we’re not a huge organization, so we’re all here under one roof, working together to make sure your freight is picked up and delivered on-time, every time.

Don’t wait to improve your supply chain practices!

Call the experts at AM Transport today. Find out how much time and money you can save with our managed freight service option.