Changing dynamics in the way manufacturers produce goods as well as how customers purchase goods are resulting in new service offerings from the trucking market. Many of these offerings address the need for faster delivery as manufacturers continue to embrace the just-in-time business model and e-commerce permeates beyond the retail industry.
The trucking industry faced many headwinds in 2016 including high inventory levels, low GDP growth, and sluggish manufacturing
The trucking industry faced many headwinds in 2016 including high inventory levels, low GDP growth, and sluggish manufacturing and retail activity. For 2017, many are optimistic as inventory levels have drawn down and political sentiment favoring US manufacturing may prove positive for the trucking industry. As such, the outlook for expedited services is likely to increase this year.
Many are optimistic as inventory levels are drawn down and political sentiment favoring US manufacturing
Growing Expedited Service Options
As we noted in an earlier blog post, expedited shipping is time sensitive freight. Whether you need to get your pallet of custom equipment repair parts to the factory that is currently down or you need to get your trade show displays to a convention center by Friday, expedited shipping may be the best route for you.
We offer 30-minute quotes on price and capacity directly, from over 300 pre-screened, local expedite carriers nationwide.
We offer 30-minute quotes on price and capacity directly, from over 300 pre-screened, local expedite carriers nationwide. With over 10,000 pieces of equipment from Sprinter vans and semis, to domestic air, we can handle any type of freight. We can meet pick-up and delivery times on weekends, nights and holidays, including 2 day cross country service. Each shipment it tracked by Macropoint, so you always know where your freight is located.
The ability to obtain rates, book the freight ASAP, and monitor the freight while in transit is critical
For shippers in need of expedited services, the ability to obtain rates, book the freight ASAP, and monitor the freight while in transit is critical. In addition, carriers also have to have visibility of the freight they deliver as soon as possible in order to accurately manage their transit time. This is one of BlueGrace’s biggest competitive advantages where each shipment includes real-time, Macropoint tracking of expedited freight from both perspectives.
How Can BlueGrace Help You?
Depending on the customer’s needs, Bluegrace offers a variety of expedited services to fit any need including:
- Same Day Shipping
- Overnight or Next Day Shipping (LTL)
- Expedited Air Freight
- Exclusive Vehicles for LTL shipping
- Hot Shot Trucking Services
- Team Drivers for Truckload Shipping
BlueGrace is also one of the few providers that is able to offer guaranteed pricing and availability within 30 minutes of your request. For any questions, please contact your BlueGrace Logistics Rep today.