Almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these 4 fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew.
Freight Fact #4: Trucks are King
You’ve probably been stuck behind a freight trailer once or twice on the highways, but it’s for a good reason. Those trucks transport the majority of moving cargo in the U.S. and serve the needs of businesses and consumers. According to the American Trucking Association, “trucks move roughly 71.4% of the nation’s freight by weight.”
Freight Fact #3: Sea to Shining Sea
Shipping by sea continues to be a powerhouse in the freight and logistics industry. The IMO (International Maritime Organization) reports that “over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea.” This might be one of the lesser surprising freight facts when you think about it. The sea trade has been going on for centuries. Although digital commerce has connected us to conduct business like never before, cargo from one side of the world still has to reach its destination on the other side.
Why Choose FreightCenter For Less-Than-Truckload Services (LTL)?
We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table when it comes to less-than-truckload services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.
Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of less-than-truckload freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their less-than-truckload freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.
Freight Fact #2: Business to Business
The majority of trucking companies in America are small businesses. You have your popular, giant, multi-million-dollar carriers out on the highways. But most carriers and trucking companies aren’t nearly as large in scale. Some carriers might operate with a smaller fleet or a smaller scale but could offer better lanes and rates for your supply chain to utilize. And your small business can partner with another small business by using a third-party shipping solutions provider, such as FreightCenter. Many 3PLs are small businesses, so they understand the needs of the small business shipper better than large carriers.
Freight Fact #1: A Match Made in Heaven
The shippers have spoken! According to the 2019 Third-Party Logistics Study: State of Logistics Outsourcing Report by Penske, Penn State, Infosys, and Korn Ferry, 89% of shippers believe partnering with a third-party logistics company (3PL) has “contributed to improving services for the ultimate customer.” 3PLs create meaningful partnerships among carriers and shippers everywhere and put the human touch in a commerce culture heavily digitalized.