Bulk Truck Brokers Save Time and Money
3PL truck brokers bring efficiency to the trucking market by bringing together freight and carriers and clients so that empty miles and wasted time are reduced. If you ship chemicals you probably wish you had someone to call for difficult liquid or dry bulk shipments that could do the leg work for you.
What a 3PL Does
A 3PL truck brokerage has a network of established customer and service providers; they excel at bringing together freight that needs to move with a carrier that has capacity in the spot market.
Bulk Logistics 3PL’s
While brokering freight is a huge industry for truckload and LTL freight, there just aren’t many 3PL’s that have the network and experience to handle spot market bulk shipments, especially those with difficult chemical safety requirements and specific product handling requirements.
There are many reasons for this. First of all, the industry in comparison is a lot smaller. So there just aren’t as many bulk tankers on the road as dry freight haulers. In addition, a tank trailer is normally configured for a specific type of freight. This further reduces the possible matches in the spot market between equipment and shipments.
So what normally happens are a couple of scenarios:
- The carrier works out a deal were the client pays for the entire trip, there and back.
- The carrier matches up a head haul with a back haul they already have. However, both clients have to wait until there is a matching shipment between the two clients, or, see scenario #1!
This is a huge frustration for bulk shippers. They are faced with either an inconsistent supply of equipment or, a huge price tag. Both of these options don’t help the shipper’s business.
So What’s a Bulk Shipper to do?
Thankfully, there are a few transportation brokers that specialize in bulk shipments. DSN Chemical Transportation is one of them. Because of DSN’s 30 years experience in the chemical industry they have a network of bulk carriers pre-qualified and set up ready to move your freight. This saves you the time of making dozens of phone calls, searching the internet, etc.; trying to find a bulk carrier to move your liquid bulk or dry bulk shipment.
DSN can help you coordinate difficult liquid bulk or dry bulk shipments with qualified carriers that have equipment in your area ready for pick up. Contact DSN Chemical Transportation today for a free estimate and available on any bulk shipment you’ve got ready to move.