When you wake up Christmas morning from a night of scrambling to find the wrapping paper and placing gifts under the tree, how do you feel? Do you feel tired and overwhelmed? On the other hand, how would you feel if you woke up that same morning from a peaceful night since you finished wrapping gifts weeks ago? You would probably feel rested, relaxed, and ready to enjoy the day.
Regardless of who you are on Christmas morning, you know waking up feeling relaxed is the best way to go. With that in mind, are you making the same preparations for your freight transportation? Moving multiple shipments across various pickup and delivery spots while ensuring on-time arrival is far from a simple task. You should ensure you’re taking advantage of the tools and services available to make your job easier, specifically cross-docking.
Cross-docking services from a third-party logistics (3PL) provider allow you to move your shipments quickly, remove the need for long-term warehouse storage, and save money. So if you want to go to bed each night and wake up confident that your freight is where it needs to be, it’s time to learn about 3PL cross-docking services.
What You Should Know About 3PL Cross Dock Services
Cross dock services are a coordinated effort of moving goods from the manufacturing plant to the customer or retail store with zero to minimal storage time. In the simplest of terms, 3PLs can accomplish this by unloading freight from inbound trucks and moving the packages to the cross-dock room, where they are sorted and reloaded onto an outbound truck for delivery. Also, there are add-on services that you can request depending on your specific needs.
The goal of cross-docking is to save your business time and money. It can reduce your storage needs, deliver freight faster, decrease product damage, and give you more control over your shipments without additional work.
Work with the Experts
Although cross docking has the potential to improve your shipments significantly, if you’re not working with a team of professionals, it might not provide you with the above benefits. Evaluate and interview potential 3PL providers before moving forward with a partnership to ensure they are the best fit for you.
Look for a company that has:
- Access to an immense network of transportation providers
- A positive reputation for providing quality service and reliable customer support
- Flexibility to meet your changing needs
- An executive team with over a decade of experience
If you want a logistics and transportation partner you can rely on daily, then Beitler Logistics Services, Inc. (BLS) is the one for you. We’re a team of professionals who hold ourselves to the highest levels of honor and honesty with our customers. Our team works tirelessly every day to meet your goals and help move your business forward. When you work with the BLS team, every day feels like Christmas morning!
BLS Superior Cross Docking Services
We provide cross-dock services to meet your freight needs and schedule. Our team has experience working with various product types. We’ve worked with automotive products, food and beverage items, retail merchandise, industrial parts, and more. If you’re unsure about the type of services you need, we’ll help you find the options that meet your order requirements.
Here are a few of our cross-docking services and the benefits they offer.
Trailer Load Reworking Services
This service works well if you have several shipments arriving from multiple facilities that need to be sorted and reloaded onto a new truck for delivery.
Specialized Warehouse Services
If you need temporary storage while you wait on additional freight to arrive, we can safely store the items for you until the rest of your shipment arrives. Some other warehousing services we can provide you with are:
- Palletized storage
- Food grade space
- Temperature and humidity-controlled space
- Inventory management
Sort and Seg Services
If you’re moving high-value products, sort and seg is your best option. Our team will verify everything arrives correctly by having our docking team and delivery driver count every case on the pallet when it leaves and arrives at the destination.
Retail Cross Dock Services
If you’re a retailer and need us to ship inventory to stores across the country, we can help you! We’ll store and manage your products in strategic locations until it’s ready to ship, lowering your shipping costs and delivery times.
Learn How You Can Have Peace of Mind with BLS
Wake up every morning feeling rested and assured that your freight is safe and moving towards its destination. Contact us to learn how we use our quality system to provide superior transportation and logistical services that give you peace of mind every day