Ground Transport Services
A traditional, flexible, and convenient method of shipping freight, ground transportation is an essential part of many companies’ supply chain processes. Whether you wish to utilize ground logistics for a short or long distance transit, the experts at Global Gateway Logistics will find the best route at competitive market rates. With the assistance of our supply chain professionals, you can overcome market fluctuations, remain agile, and prepare for tomorrow. We act as an extension of your team, providing advice, insights, and personalized strategies that make the most of your time and budget. Utilize our free quote tool today to get started.
Our Ground Shipping Services
The deep relationships we foster with carriers across the nation allow us to provide a variety of specialized services that cater to your ground transportation needs. We stay ahead of the curve, identifying and mitigating any risks or issues that may affect your shipments. Partnering with the experts of Global Gateway Logistics gives you access to the following ground shipping services:
Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping
As the ecommerce market booms and customer demands continue to rise, less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions are needed now more than ever. However, the consumer desire to have more options shipped faster requires a strategy that’s flexible, cost-effective, and reliable. Our extensive industry insight gives you a competitive edge as we anticipate and solve for both planned and unplanned freight needs.
When shipping LTL, your smaller cargo shares trailer space with other shippers’ freight. Therefore, the price you pay reflects the specifications of your shipment, rather than the entire trailer’s capacity. LTL allows you to maintain your logistics strategy in a cost-effective manner. Additionally, your products will be in the hands of customers much faster, as you no longer have to wait for a certain amount of orders that will fill a trailer.
Full Truckload (FTL) Shipping
For large shipments that encompass over half a trailer’s capacity, full truckload shipping is the best option. As the truckload market becomes increasingly fragmented, it’s critical that your strategy be well-equipped. Our carrier relationships provide you with greater capacity, efficiency, and cost management. The expertise our supply chain professionals possess allows your company to remain flexible and meet customer expectations. We navigate the complexities of today’s market to avoid risk and boost your strategy.
Typically consisting of 10 or more pallets, freight shipped via FTL doesn’t share trailer space with other shippers’ items. As a result, your large cargo remains untouched throughout its transport, and shipping times are reduced from fewer required stops. Additionally, the risk of damage is significantly lower, due to the absence of other products.
The type of FTL trailer used differs according to your cargo’s specific dimensions and specifications. For example, shipments containing frozen or chilled goods will require a refrigerated trailer, while an enclosed dry van trailer carries items that need more protection. When providing a customized solution for your LTL and FTL needs, our team will recommend the best vehicle for transport.
Companies that ship full containers may require short-distance delivery to load or unload them. Drayage, the process used to transport full containers to and from ships, rail or trucks, can be used to fill the gap. Usually drayage is limited to local or regional haulage, such as from a port to a warehouse or rail yard in the same area, but can also be utilized in certain long-distance routes.
Drayage deliveries are generally limited to two hours of free time for unloading. If needed, drayage can be set up to drop a container for loading or unloading and picked up on another date. Our team has extensive partnerships at all ports throughout the U.S. and can serve your drayage needs. We’ll ensure all details of your supply chain process are fully optimized, and that your goods are delivered in a timely manner.
Why Global Gateway Logistics for Your GrounD Freight?
When you partner with Global Gateway Logistics, we will first conduct a deep analysis of your current ground transport strategy, looking for any areas of improvement. Then, we will tap into our extensive industry knowledge to leverage the data found and implement changes where needed. As an industry leader, we focus on ensuring each client is satisfied with their supply chain and logistics processes. We collaborate with you every step of the way to mitigate risk, reduce costs, and improve your bottom line.
At Global Gateway Logistics, we believe that the supply chain industry needs more strategy, transparency, and focus to navigate an ever-changing global marketplace, and that value is at the center of everything we do. We emphasize the importance of solid client relationships, and work to ensure the lowest cost, highest quality, and best supply chain solution for every company we assist.
Revolutionize Your Ground Transport Logistics Today
When shipping via ground, we understand the importance of utilizing a reliable carrier with ample capacity and the correct equipment. That’s why we offer a variety of ground transport services to ensure your shipments arrive safely and in a timely manner. The services we provide can be combined to create a fully personalized supply chain solution. Our goal is to revolutionize the industry, one client strategy at a time. Contact us today to improve your processes and bottom line.