Top 3 Reasons to Work with a 3PL
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Are you still trying to handle all of your logistics needs in-house without the help of a 3PL partner?
It’s getting harder every day, isn’t it. That’s why 90% of Fortune 500 companies outsource some or all of their logistics services to third party logistics (3PL) providers. The truth is that if you’re not using a third party logistics provider for logistics help, you are missing out on three major benefits a 3PL brings to the table.
3PLs Offer Savings
It’s hard to choose which is more important, cost or time savings, so we’re listing them together. Freight budgets are notoriously difficult to manage, but 3PLs with advanced knowledge of rates and lanes and relationships with a wide array of providers can better negotiate and find the best rates for your freight. In addition, a 3PL can create time-saving solutions and help you improve efficiencies so you can get back to doing what you do best.
3PLs Provide Technology
Technology is often listed as the most important factor in choosing a logistics partner, and it makes sense. Adrian Gonzalez reports that a whopping 60% of organizations are operating without a transportation management system, or have an older system that relies highly on spreadsheets. And technology isn’t just for tracking loads although that is definitely a benefit. Gonzalez explains that 3PLs can use technology to cut waste, predict budgets and expenses, and create actionable insights into your supply chain processes.
3PLs Ensure Great Service
Customer service is an equally important reason to work with a 3PL. Yes, digital brokers are all the rage, but when you have a problem who answers the phones? Real, live logistics experts with great tech and a passion for the transportation industry provide much better service than automated bots.
AM Transport Services, a 3PL You Can Trust
If you’re tired of dropped loads or service failures, getting less and less for your money, and are ready to work with a provider who offers full-service solutions to your transportation needs, you need a 3PL you can trust.
We’ve been in the logistics industry for 30 years. We provide consistent, reliable truckload freight services and LTL solutions for midwest shippers. We find qualified carriers, make necessary appointments, track shipments and notify customers when they deliver, pay carriers and invoice customers.
And we answer our own phones, 24/7/356 days a year because we know you don’t have time to wait on hold or punch your way up a phone tree. You deserve the ease of service the best 3PL can offer, so give us a call today with your most difficult load. You won’t be sorry.