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5 Things to Look for in 3PL Transportation

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

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Strategic delivery services don’t just happen on the road. You can save precious time at the distribution and loading dock, too. That’s where a 3PL with a transportation specialty comes in. When you work with transportation experts, you can rest easy knowing that your shipments are getting out in good time.

5 Signs Your 3PL is Serious about Great Transportation

Today’s top retailers know the importance of customer satisfaction. The global economy has raised consumer expectations and demands to the extreme. If your brand is going to compete, you know you’ve got to stay ahead of the curve. When it comes to e-commerce, there’s a fine line for fast shipping. Teaming up with a great 3PL can help give you that edge—as long as you know what to look for.

1. Specific Experience

Transportation services have boomed in recent years, but that doesn’t mean all 3PLs are equal. For important yard work, you want to go with a company that’s experienced and well-trusted. MKM Distribution Services has over 35 years of experience in the trucking industry. Because we’ve learned to grow and adapt to the unique challenges in ecommerce, we’re an ideal fit for most large-scale retailers.

2. Dedicated Contractors

When you outsource transportation, it’s important to go with a company that has a stable driving pool. Our company’s experience and track record allows us to find and retain contracted drivers on your behalf. That way, your operation isn’t burdened by recruitment processes, onboarding, or high turnover.

3. Ability to Plan Ahead

Our team of logistics specialists can help you solve your most crucial, time sensitive issues—just like we’ve done for plenty of other major retailers. You want to hire a transportation company to help your productivity, and that means they need to have the right people on staff. MKM is dedicated to serving your business with the utmost respect and care. We use our insight and expertise to help ensure our yard is protected from preventable interruptions, day after day.

4. Reliable Equipment

Regular maintenance checks for spotters will help keep your operation streamlined. Be sure to check whether your 3PL provider takes the time to perform these vital steps. At MKM, we service all of equipment regularly. We even have backup spotting equipment available nearby. Since we have multiple spotters across our service area, it’s relatively easy for us to expand our fleet to meet your needs.

5. Scalable Services

We work closely with our clients to develop the unique 3PL solutions you need—whether that’s with one-off projects, seasonal fluctuations, or something more long-term. Our crew isn’t just trained for professional spotting. We also provide experienced picking, shipping, material handling, unloading, and inventory process services to help keep our clients’ operations on schedule.

MKM Distribution is ready to assist your company year-in and year-out. No matter what your transportation needs might be, we’re here to work with you in developing a strategic, creative solution for your bottom line.

To learn more about our logistics solutions and services, please send us a message. We would be happy to provide you with additional resources on our process.    

Topics: 3PL, Yard Management, Distribution, Transportation