The trucking industry continues to play a major role in fulfilling an organization's need for transporting their products. At some point after your freight arrives to the port of Savannah, the goods will spend time in transit via a truck. The shippers want to get their goods to the warehouse, distribution center or to the retail outlet as soon as possible. They need access to a network of truck companies that can provide same day service in many cases. That is where our service as a freight broker for OTR trucking (Over the road) comes in.
What does a Freight Broker do?
A freight broker works as your dedicated account manager for the shipment. We will coordinate your shipping needs through our professional network of partners. We deal in exceptionally high volume, and can save your organization the time and expense of wrangling your own freight transportation.
There is little room for error in this high demand sector. According to the findings of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the percentage of products transported by truck continues to rise. They anticipate that the industry will grow at a projected rate of approximately 2.8 percent to 3.4 percent per year. This rate of growth is expected to continue from the period of 2017 through 2023. They report that the trucking industry is currently responsible for the hauling of approximately 10.5 billion tons of freight on an annual basis.
We have the capability of fulfilling all of your warehousing requirements as part of our commitment to provide exceptional OTR service. Our company has more than 2 million square feet of warehousing space. Our warehouses are state of the art, all located in close proximity to interstates 95 and 16. Your goods will be safe and secure in our well-kept facilities. The space is clean and dry with modern loading dock equipment for loading and unloading. There are also high-tech security monitoring systems in place 24 hours a day.
Our staff is made up of highly trained professionals, some since our beginnings in 2001 here at the Port of Savannah, and we have had many of the same customers for years. You may find, as they have, that utilizing the services of a freight broker can be more beneficial than an in-house shipping department. A major benefit is cost savings. When your company has an urgent pick up, a freight broker has the reliable contacts that they have used many times in the past. Since we can consistently provide our partners a good volume, it keeps the pricing much lower than an individual user could obtain. More and more companies are finding that using a freight transportation broker can be tremendously beneficial to their bottom line.
We work with many industry-specific companies like all types of food and beverage products, home furnishings, clothing and footwear, retail shipments, small and large equipment, paper, and chemicals. The state of the economy in the United States is good, and the business climate is positive. We know that you need your shipment to get there fast and on time, and at PCL that's what we do best.
Beside offering reliable OTR trucking services, we are a single-source logistics company that can move your freight wherever you need it by whatever conveyance is needed.