How Freight Logistics Networks Enhance Efficiency and Reduce Shipping Costs

December 29th, 2023 in Warehouse Logistics 3PL
How Freight Logistics Networks Enhance Efficiency and Reduce Shipping Costs

In today’s blog article, we are going to talk briefly about freight logistics networks and how they improve overall efficiency and reduce shipping costs for the client. 

What Is a Freight Logistics Network? 

A freight logistics network is a series of connections or relationships between different parts of the shipping and logistics equation. For example, roads, warehouses, manufacturers, and different types of intermodal transportation all form part of the freight logistics network. 


An experienced transportation company is an expert on all facets of this network. The experienced transportation partner not only knows and understands all the roads, but also has contacts at the border crossings, anywhere that a shipment would need to change modes of transportation, and wherever products are being loaded and unloaded. 

These relationships improve efficiency because everything moves faster. Contacts at all these critical points allow the transportation company to move shipments with as few delays as possible. 

Reduced Costs 

Because the transportation company has established relationships, transportation costs are reduced and passed on to the client. Relationships are leveraged to always know the best possible route to take and when to take it, for example. Loading and unloading is faster and more efficient. 


Any time saved translates into money saved. Time and money saved translates into increased efficiency for both the transportation company and the client. 

Good transportation companies offer increased efficiency to the client, and that is why clients use those companies. The better established the transportation company is and the more substantial the transportation company’s network is, the more efficient the whole shipping and logistics experience is for the shipping client and why the shipping client is better off using a transportation company than trying to do the shipping and logistics themselves. 

Pacific Coast Distribution, based in Langley, BC, on the Lower Mainland, is a proud asset-based transportation 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.

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