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Independent 3PL: Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

April 26, 2022 by FreightCenter
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Independent 3PL: Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

Every FreightCenter customer has their own reason(s) for scheduling their shipments through an Independent 3PL like FreightCenter. Most of those reasons are related to one or more of the following:

There are three other reasons for choosing FreightCenter that are little-known by the public. Add them all up and you’ll see why FreightCenter is worthy of the nickname, “The Independent 3PL.”

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1. Non-Asset Based Independent 3PL

Like most 3PLs, FreightCenter operates a freight brokerage. Unlike many 3PLs, FreightCenter is what’s known as a non-asset-based 3PL. Meaning, that FreightCenter does not own any of the trucks, warehouses, or terminals that we use for our customers to ship their freight. FreightCenter is an independent 3PL. Here’s why that gives our customers an advantage.

When shippers run a quote with an asset-based 3PL, they never know whether or not they are being steered toward shipping with them or a dedicated carrier. Is the 3PL artificially jacking up the costs of other carriers to tilt the competition in their favor? The shippers just don’t know.

Because FreightCenter acts solely as a broker and has no ownership interest in carriers, trucks, warehouses, or terminals. FreightCenter is able to suggest products that are in the customer’s best interests vs their own asset-based products. Our customers never have to worry that FreightCenter is leading them towards a carrier that will allow us to “double dip.”

2. No Investors

FreightCenter was founded in Florida in 1998 by CEO Matthew Brosious and his dad, Jim Brosious. They are still the owners of FreightCenter today.

Unlike most businesses that have grown to be the size of FreightCenter, there are no investors demanding that the company reduce its costs, cut its services, or increase its margins in order to create higher profits for them.

This enables FreightCenter to invest in its people. Focusing on our physical and technical resources in order to provide low shipping rates coupled with expert service from National Account Managers and customer support personnel.

A great example of how FreightCenter invests in better customer experiences is our TMS (Transportation Management System). This technology—developed at a cost that will approach $2 million—improves both our instant quoting and tracking systems. While more complete information is available online, we will not reduce our level of phone support. You will still be able to get the assistance of our elite team of shipping experts.

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3. Free of Debt

FreightCenter has no debt, so we don’t operate with creditors looking over our shoulders. Besides having no investors, having no debt enables us to make decisions based solely on the needs of our customers and FreightCenter’s vision of what our future can and should be.

The Independent 3PL

While it probably never occurred to most of our customers that FreightCenter is a totally independent 3PL, they benefit from that independence every time they ship with FreightCenter. No, we don’t own any carriers or trucks or warehouses or freight terminals. We just give our customers the best prices and service available.

Have something to ship? Get a free instant freight quote online or call us at 8007167608.

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