PartnerShip Ramps Up New Truckload Brokerage Services
06/17/2014 — Scott Frederick
As announced last week, PartnerShip has recently expanded its service offerings to include full-service truckload solutions. Through our new Truckload Brokerage Services offering, we're able to deliver competitive rates and — even more importantly — valuable truck capacity to our customers. Services include full or partial dry van, flatbed, refrigerated and other specialized equipment options.
—We surveyed our entire customer base early last year, and truckload services were identified as a strong area of need,' said John Finucane, president and chief operating officer for PartnerShip. —For the past few years, our focus has been on providing our customers with high-quality, low-cost small package, less-than-truckload (LTL) and tradeshow shipping services. Adding a more robust truckload service makes PartnerShip a complete small-, medium- and big-shipment logistics partner for our customers — many of which don't have the resources or expertise to secure competitive rates or equipment on their own in this tight-capacity market segment.'
Developing a competitive truckload services offering was no easy task. Although truckload comprises the largest portion of the domestic freight transportation market (truckload represents 38% of the $800B total), it's also very fragmented, with many small carriers and brokers competing for limited drivers and trucks to pickup and delivers their loads. Building relationships with carriers and developing a sound —on-boarding' process is critically important. That is why PartnerShip recently tapped Polly Gordon to assume the role of truckload brokerage manager and to lead a staff that focuses exclusively on finding carriers, reviewing their safety and performance records, and securing the most competitive truckload rates for its customers.
—In a short period of time, we've signed service agreements with hundreds of national, regional and specialized truckload carriers,' said Polly. —We also actively participate in major industry â€˜load boards' where PartnerShip can post loads, find carriers, and determine market rates for pretty much any shipping lane in North America. We've found that a combination of direct carrier relationships and load boards provides us the intelligence and tools we need to secure capacity and very competitive rates with thousands of carriers for our customers — all backed with the PartnerShip trademark of fast-and-friendly customer service.'
Another key individual supporting PartnerShip Truckload Brokerage Services is Mike Rankin as carrier procurement representative. Mike is responsible for working directly with carriers to assist them with the PartnerShip on-boarding process, facilitate rate quotes, and execute the movement of loads.
Carriers interested in working with PartnerShip can send an email to Carriers@PartnerShip.com or call 800-599-2902. Businesses interesting in trying PartnerShip Truckload Brokerage Services can obtain a free, no-obligation rate quote at any time by visiting www.PartnerShip.com/TLquote (or just click the button below).