Through our Pool Distribution services, we combine multiple less than truckload (LTL) shipments destined for a specific geographic area and then line haul them to a regional location. From there, the pool is offloaded, sorted and segregated by receiver, and then reloaded for final leg delivery. Pool consolidation is ideal for companies distributing to retail and wholesale outlets with multiple SKUs and regular volumes. Many customers also find value in this service profile when offering complementary goods to mass merchants.
Cross Dock Services
In Columbian’s Cross Dock service, inbound suppliers ship to a single regional location. Once there, product is staged by receiving location, sorted, segregated, and reloaded by destination for final leg delivery. Materials handled in Cross Dock programs are considered to remain as freight, rather than becoming inventory.
With a century of history and deep market penetration in Michigan, Columbian offers peddle run services throughout the State of Michigan. Companies with moderately flexible delivery schedules can take advantage of our regular routes throughout Michigan. Please contact us for more information on routes and delivery schedules.
Full Service Solutions
All of Columbian’s Local and Regional Delivery services are backed by our People, Process, and Technology approach, as well as our commitment to Legendary Customer Service. Our fleet of assets is outfitted with:
- Refrigerated Trailers where necessary
- Our commitment to Food Safety
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities
- GPS Tractor and Trailer tracking