The Benefits of Working with an Experienced 3PL
Did you know that 90% of Fortune 500 companies outsource some of all of their logistics services to third party logistics providers (3PLs)?
The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on the freight market, and it’s likely you’re still feeling the sting of reduced capacity and higher freight rates. For the last three years, manufacturers and distributors like you have been on a roller coaster ride, and if the experts are correct, it’s not going to ease up any time soon. In fact, the logistics industry has been forever changed, and if you’re still trying to handle all or most of your transportation needs in-house, you are missing out on the benefits an experienced 3PL can provide.
Let’s talk about time and money first. Freight budgets are notoriously difficult to manage, and that’s compounded when disruption like a worldwide pandemic comes into play. However a good 3PL will have advanced knowledge of rates and lanes along with long-term relationships with a wide array of carriers, so they are able to negotiate better rates with premium providers.
When you start looking for a 3PL, you’ll hear a lot about the importance of technology, and in particular, a transportation management system (TMS). And good technology can make a big difference in your bottom line. A 3PL with a good TMS can streamline your processes, help you find waste in your system, and create actionable insights into your supply chain practices. And of course, technology is important for keeping track of pickups and deliveries as well as paperwork.
Finally, customer service is as important as technology. After all, technology is only as good as the folks using it. Digital brokers are all the rage, but when you run into a problem, who answers the phone? You deserve real, live logistics experts with a passion for the transportation industry.
AM Transport Services: Experts You Can Count On
Here at AMT, we know you want the lowest logistics rates, but you also want a great cost-to-service ratio. And that means you need a 3PL who’ll make certain you’re not experiencing service failures, dropped loads, excessive liabilities, and the hidden expenses that often accompany the lowest rate. We understand just how frustrating it is when you can’t predict your freight budget.
When you work with us, we get to know your lanes and network and we put the best service-oriented fleets on dedicated lanes and routes for you. We also schedule the appointments, track your freight (from pickup to delivery), provide updates, and take care of all the paperwork. We take care of everything, so you’re never surprised by added costs.
3PLs aren’t just for Fortune 500 companies. Now’s the time for you to stop chasing your freight and fixing problems. You deserve a logistics partner you can trust. Give us a call today with your toughest lane, and we’ll show you the benefits a good 3PL can provide.