When you have a freight transportation problem that is more than just “pick up here and deliver there”, then you need to contact our Logistics Department. This department specializes in those problems that demand a fresh look. Many times, when planning for freight transportation, it is easy to just do it like you always have. It doesn’t have to be that way. Combined Transport, Inc. provides solutions to all types of freight problems. Our goal is not to just give you lower rates; we strive to give you lower operating costs and more efficient freight movement.
We have reinvented shipping departments all over the US. We can start at the end of your production line, like we did for PPG Industries in Salem, OR and provide a full-service team that actually manages your warehouse, load and unloads your products onto our trucks and manages the over the road shipments. We can also restructure your whole loading system. At another facility, we reorganized their scheduling department and are now doing all of the scheduling of their loads at our corporate headquarters in Central Point, OR. We took existing internet and computing functions that Pilkington was using, integrated them into our technologies and eliminated manpower costs at the plant that they could use in different areas. Also, we have reduced detention time at the dock by being more efficient with their loading crews’ times.
In some cases, we have taken over the entire shipping, scheduling, loading and transporting functions. At a factory in Woodland, CA, a customer wanted to get out of the “trucking” business and concentrate on their core business, making plastic pipe. We put men on the ground there to handle the scheduling and loading functions. We placed equipment on site for spotting and loading whenever they wanted. We put in a regional fleet for those tricky, hot shipments that always come up. And we are responsible for moving 100% of their other freight using our line haul equipment, or when we are not available, our partner carriers’ equipment. These are just a few examples of what we can do for you. However, each situation is unique. Let us craft a unique solution for you. We are an asset-based logistics company that will back up what we say with our own equipment. We do not rely on someone else’s assets. Our trucks, our technology, our people.