North Carolina Logistics Blog

How 3PL Cross Docking Can Support Retail Distribution

November 20, 2019

Third-party logistics (3PL) providers perform a wide variety of big-ticket services, from warehousing and eCommerce fulfillment to transportation and drayage. Sometimes, however, it’s our lower-key offerings that can pay big dividends for our customers. One of these offerings is cross…

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What is drayage? Finding the right provider to transport your products

November 7, 2019

If you have products coming into the U.S. on shipping containers, a logical question you might have is “what do I do with them once they reach the port?” The process starts with drayage.

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Reasons to Use Cross Docking Services

July 26, 2018

Cross docking is an efficient process that saves both time and money by keeping products on the move.  Some companies use cross docking services as part of their regular operations mix, while others turn to cross docking only when necessary. …

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To Minimize Truck Driver Wait Time, Consider a Cross Dock Strategy

August 31, 2017

As truck drivers face increasing productivity challenges, every moment on the road counts.  Despite this, hours upon hours are routinely wasted through on-the-clock driver wait time at the drop-off point.  This productivity-killing cycle can be reversed, however, when drivers entrust…

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Cross Docking Services Get Trucks Back on the Road

February 19, 2016

In addition to typical cross docking benefits – faster cycle time, reduction or elimination of warehouse storage costs, and reduction of inventory. Cross docking services can also benefit carriers and their drivers, making them as efficient and profitable as possible. Benefits include reducing drive wait times, help with late deliveries, and demurrage avoidance for importers.

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