Dedicated lanes are defined as a single truck driver running from point A to point B with a load of freight and returning full to point A. Typically companies use dedicated lanes for permanent scheduled deliveries to large customers or distribution centers. An example of this: a manufacturer sends raw material from Richmond, Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia every week. That same truck then picks up finished goods in Atlanta and brings it back to Richmond, Virginia. Large companies typically use a dedicated fleet to perform this task. However, mid-size companies often do not always have a return load to be filled. This type of dedicated delivery on a regular route like Richmond, Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia offers an opportunity for another shipper to balance that load. This is where a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) company like Riverside Logistics can help. A 3PL and their team of transportation experts can match a load of freight from two different companies and everyone wins! The origins and destinations just need to be within a reasonable distance to make the math work well.
By leveraging that empty space and building a dedicated lane, 3PL’s can improve the cost for both clients. Dedicated lanes also minimize the risk of damage and provide enhanced service levels. These lanes increase driver retention and save you time because the driver knows the destination and unloading procedure for each client. This provides additional benefits when clients are shipping similar products. High value products with specific trailer requirements can be matched up with another high value product thereby reducing the risk of damage.. The frequency of the shipment, the predetermined schedule and the relationships that are built improve predictability and increase trust in the process while lowering cost. Riverside Logistics offers many solutions that can improve your supply chain strategies.
Below are a few current examples of lanes where Riverside Logistics can provide better service and efficient deliveries.
Riverside Logistics is always looking for freight…
Chicago, Illinois to Richmond, Virginia
From Atlanta, Georgia to Richmond, Virginia
From Memphis Tennessee to Richmond, Virginia
From Pennsylvania to Richmond, Virginia
Give us a call or fill out the form to let us know what lanes you need to build a dedicated route for you. In addition to our strong footprint in the Mid-Atlantic states, we offer local truckload deliveries within a 250-mile radius of Richmond, Virginia.
Riverside Logistics offers warehousing, dedicated deliveries, domestic transportation and consultative solutions for you!