Why Hire an Asset-Based 3PL Firm Instead of Doing Your Own Shipping & Logistics
Sometimes big companies do their own shipping and logistics. But shipping and logistics is a complicated affair, and most smaller companies do not attempt to do it themselves. There are several reasons why choosing an experienced 3PL firm offers the client multiple advantages, and in today’s blog article, that is what we are going to talk about.
3PL companies cover a wide range from one person with a desk and a telephone to larger asset-based companies like ours. Listed below are some of the distinct advantages of using an asset-based 3PL companies for your shipping and logistics.
The asset-based 3PL company has “skin in the game” so to speak. That means the 3PL company has invested their own money in trucks, land, buildings, software, and equipment, such as forklifts which might be required to move freight from one transportation mode to another.
These are companies that work hard to make their clients succeed because their clients’ successes spell success for the 3PL company.
A small company trying to do its own shipping and logistics is going to have a steep learning curve. This small company is not going to have established relationships with everyone involved in shipping including government officials and executives in train, plane, ship (freighter) companies.
Experience in the industry is invaluable, and it not only saves the client money, but it also saves the client from having to invest in everything required for asset-based shipping and logistics.
An asset-based 3PL company will have no problem handling the clients’ increasing volumes. Scaling up and flexibility can be a major problem for a small company attempting to handle shipping and logistics in house.
So, instead of wasting your time and money trying to learn a complex business, let professionals handle it for you. Hire an asset-based 3PL company and benefit from their supply chain expertise.
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.