To say Houston is the hub of the oil and gas industry is to also say Houston is the hub of freight delivery solutions. Many of the large corporations are bypassing their own freight delivery solutions and outsourcing to smaller hotshot delivery logistics. But is this a benefit to the larger corporations or does it compromise the integrity of the load?These questions are not uncommon and small company owners or small departments within large company need guidance and practical answers. Many times thousands of dollars can be saved for all of a company’s freight logistic needs by hiring local and maximizing costs through “collaboration”.This principal is not new to the freight delivery industry but larger companies are just now realizing the benefits of cutting back during these tough economic times. This process of consolidating with other shipments in the close vicinity is not only cost effective but environmentally productive. This “consolidation” is the preferred method instead of sending large half empty company trucks and delivering single shipments within one load.For example, a “Load” out of Houston is considered 10,000 pounds in weight and less than 14 feet. If a shipment is less than that, the term used is LTL shipping,… Read full this story
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