Is Pool Distribution Right For Your Company?
Utilizing a pooling strategy will require asking the right questions to determine the benefits for your transportation needs, and finding the right partner to help. The right sidebar provides questions to help identify gaps that Pool Distribution & Consolidation can help bridge.
Meeting Customer Needs & Controlling Costs
The fundamentals of pooling are pretty familiar. Everyday, workers ride share to the office and neighbor kids wait at the end of the street to ride the bus to school. The same principle of gathering things headed in the same direction and efficiently utilizing transportation applies to companies distributing their commodities. First, product is shipped to a central location where products are sorted into full truckloads for delivery, helping shippers avoid both the cost and risk associated with utilizing the LTL market. “Utilizing LTL routinely can be brutal on a shipper’s bottom line, and it’s also a high touch mode of transport, so the risk for product loss and damage increases,” notes Haskell. The cost of damaged client-shipper relationships is also a factor that pool distribution helps to alleviate. “Pooling gives shippers established delivery schedules, and when customers can plan for deliveries, it helps build a positive relationship.”
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