Meet the People Who Help You Ship Smarter: Taresa
01/20/2023 — Leah Palnik
If you’ve ever wondered who keeps the wheels in motion at PartnerShip, look no further than Taresa Gannon. As a Senior Key Account Specialist, she prioritizes caring for our customers above all else. She may quote, schedule, and track shipments, but her role is so much more than that. It’s her reliable communication and problem solving skills that make her invaluable to the shippers who work with her.
Something you should know about Taresa
She loves dogs! Taresa and her husband James have a full house with 5 of their own. She even hopes to open a dog rescue shelter someday.
Taresa’s favorite part of her job is all of the challenges. And she’s an expert at navigating them. We asked her to share some things she’s learned along the way.
- What industry trends are you seeing that you think shippers should be aware of?
Production delays, staff shortage/labor issues, and lack of warehouse space/scheduling availability.
- If you could give customers one piece of advice for smart shipping, what would it be?
Keep an eye on demand, plan ahead, and entertain flexible options such as drop trailer service.
How to apply these tips to your freight
It’s clear - planning is essential if you want everything to go smoothly with your freight. Wondering where to start? A quality freight broker can help. If you’re curious how, we have a couple of great resources:
- Five Important Reasons You Should Be Using a Freight Broker
- Five Freight Broker Benefits You Can't Afford to Pass Up
Taresa also brings up a good point about entertaining flexible options. There are several ways you can do that, and if you need some ideas, we have you covered:
- Drop trailer programs
- cross-docking vs transloading
- Partial truckload vs volume LTL
- Consolidating freight
- Regional freight carriers
If you’re ready to discuss your options with a freight expert like Taresa, contact us today.