Why Partner with a 3PL for Expedited Shipping?

There are many benefits that come from using a 3PL expedited service. When a shipper is in need of an expedited service it is important that they can rely on someone with experience, flexibility, technology, and the capability needed for success. These are qualities that any good 3PL can provide to its partners. However, before we get into how 3PLs expedited shipping provides the best service, let’s cover some of the basics first.

What is Expedited Shipping?

Expedited shipping is used when a shipper’s freight needs to be prioritized and delivered immediately. Expedited shipping is defined primarily by the additional measures that are put into place to ensure the freight arrives as soon as possible. These measures include the usage of smaller trucks or vans and even the use of multiple drivers so that the freight never stops moving. Additionally, any trailer type can be expedited; dry van, flatbed, reefer, or whatever else it may be.

If a shipper has even a slim possibility of needing expediting shipping then it is worth finding a carrier or shipping partner that can provide the service. When time is of the essence you don’t want to have to add “finding an expedited shipping service” to the list of things to do.

How to Get a Good Expedited Shipping Service

Finding a company to handle expedited shipping needs is nothing too difficult. We have covered how to find good 3PL partners in the past and most of those same rules will apply here. You want to look at their services, their other clients, and make sure they are communicative and flexible. Then, additionally, you want to ask about their expedited shipping offerings and after-hours support. Then, hopefully, you can do a couple of orders with them before any expedited shipping services are needed.

Business woman researching 3PL expedited shipping solutions

Why 3PL Expedited Shipping works best

There are a couple of benefits from using a 3PL expedited service that aren’t possible by partnering with a carrier directly or by having your own in-house shipping. These benefits include:

Carrier Base

First, and foremost, is the 3PLs access to a large carrier base. Most 3PLs are partnered with tens of thousands of carriers across the country. That means that they have a truck available and ready to go no matter what the case is.

Experience

Second, is the 3PLs experience in expedited shipping. The last time you want a mistake is during an expedited shipment. Time is of the essence and having someone on your side who knows all the ins and outs can make all of the difference. Then, an added benefit would be finding a 3PL that has experience in your industry.

Technology

Third, 3PL expedited shipping is able to excel due to the 3PLs access to technology. In the case of expedited shipping track and trace is essential. Being able to know exactly where the freight is and knowing when it will arrive is a must-have.

3PL Expedited Shipping with Becker Logistics

There are many cases that can call for the use of expedited shipping and many companies may offer the service. However, 3PL expedited shipping has a couple of unique advantages. There’s a strong carrier base, experience, and technology. These three factors will allow any expedited service to excel.

At Becker Logistics, we have plenty of experience in expedited shipping. We have processes in place to ensure that the freight arrives on time, every time. Additionally, we have the support needed to ensure that there is never any kind of hiccup along the way. To learn more about Becker Logistics and our offerings you can contact us by clicking here. Additionally, if you want to start moving freight with us immediately then you can click here and request a freight quote.

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