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How Freight Brokers/3PLs Can Help Companies Reduce Supply Chain Interruptions

Published: April 9, 2020 | Author: Rose Panik | Comments: No Comments

Right now, many companies are focused on reducing interruptions and costs to keep their supply chains moving. Here are 3 ways freight brokers/3PL companies can help.

1. Improving Visibility

Visibility is so important when it comes to moving freight and keeping the supply chain flowing.

One of primary values of a freight broker’s service is to provide tracking on every shipment. Here at Route, we have a team of logistics coordinators to track shipments from the moment they leave the customer’s facility, to the moment they are unloaded at the delivery location. A trustworthy 3PL company will be able to demonstrate the technology and communication required to keep you updated on your shipment as much (or as little) as you would like.

2. Reducing Shipping Costs

Freight brokers/3PL companies are here to help provide the best shipping rates, solutions, and service they can for their customers. They do this by building large, compliant carrier networks that they can call on to compare rates. An effective 3PL will have a strict carrier vetting process in place to make sure there are little to no disruptions when moving shipments. That way, when a shipper requests a quote or an RFP, the 3PL will be ready to find trusted carriers at the best price.

3. Reducing Workload

Working with a freight broker means less time covering shipments, and more time focusing on the aspects of your business that need attention. By partnering with a reliable 3PL, you can allocate more of your time to the actions that will help your supply chain right now.

We are all in this together.

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Rose Panik

Rose is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Route Transportation and Logistics.

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