Why Should Shippers and Customers Hire a 3PL?

Posted by Matt Glacken | VP Sales on Jul 2, 2019 9:34:58 AM

How do you know when it’s the right time to hire a 3PL? Take a look at the list below. Do any of these things sound familiar?

Why Should Shippers and Customers Hire 3PL

  • Your “to-do” list keeps growing. Managing the details involved with the transportation of your product is a frustrating and time-consuming process that takes your attention away from other things that you should be focusing on. 
  • You want to prospect and build long-term relationships with a variety of carriers, but you just don’t have the time.
  • Transportation is not one of your business' core competencies, but you want to do it well.
  • You have not been able to find a trustworthy carrier to handle your shipments for a good rate.

If you're experiencing any of the above, it's time to hire a 3PL! See how a 3PL can help solve these common problems:

Your problem: An expanding to-do list.

3PL solution: Hiring a 3PL to handle your transportation tasks frees up your time and ensures those tasks are going to an experienced professional who specializes in shipping and transportation management – because that is all they do!

Your Problem: No time for prospecting and relationship building.

3PL Solution: A 3PL can provide you with a myriad of existing carriers with whom they have been building relationships and qualifying over time. If a business does not have time or resources to pursue contracted partnerships with carrier companies, a 3PL can become your very own carrier partner.

Your Problem: Transportation is not a core competency.

3PL Solution: Transportation management is what 3PLs do day in and day out, which means they are experts. Hiring a 3PL ensures you aren’t wasting your in-house resources on tasks that aren’t necessarily your business’s forte. 

Your Problem: Trust.

3PL Solution: A good 3PL will have a database of thousands of carriers who have gone through a vetting and qualification process. This database has been cultivated over many years ensuring only the best, most qualified and trustworthy carriers are hired to handle your shipment.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, it might be time to hire a 3PL! At Integrity Express Logistics, we can ease these burdens. Request a quote here  to get started. We are your shipping solutions experts and we always deliver!

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