Advantages of Asset-Based 3PL Companies for Shipping and Distribution
There are several advantages to using an asset-based 3PL company for the shipping and distribution of your product. Today, in our blog, we are going to discuss what an asset-based 3PL company is and why it is advantageous to choose one for the shipping and logistics of your products.
What is an asset-based 3PL company?
As asset-based 3PL company is a company that owns the equipment, such as trucks or warehouses, that are used for their shipping and logistics services. Non-asset-based 3PL companies rely on the assets of others and function more like a broker, but do not have any skin in the game, so to speak.
The biggest and most obvious advantage of the asset-based 3PL company is one of control. The asset-based company always knows exactly what it has available for the client, including number and location of trucks and every square inch of warehouse space.
By already owning the assets needed, the asset-based company is more efficient and more competitive. When 3PL companies rely too much on others and their assets, there is an extra layer of time lost, human error, and loss of cost-efficiency. Asset-based companies will have better quality control, as they handle 100% of the details related to their own trucks and their own warehouse space.
Pacific Coast Distribution, based in Langley, BC, on the Lower Mainland, is a proud asset-based 3PL company, and can help you with your shipping and logistics and warehousing needs. Call us at (877) 999-8489 if you need help moving your products quickly and efficiently.
Pacific Coast Distribution, LTD, is a family-owned transportation and logistics company, based in Langley, British Columbia, with 20 years of experience and a fleet of 50 trucks and a 60,000-square-foot warehouse.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your transportation and freight needs, give us a call at (877) 999-8489.