WHAT SERVICES DO THE RILEYCOOPER GROUP OFFER?

 

TYPES OF SHIPMENT

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FTL SHIPMENTS

Full truckload involves moving bulk or pallet loads that are large enough to justify the use of an entire semi-trailer, typically more than 15,000 pounds. 

 

BENEFITS:

  • Economy-to-Scale: Cost/unit is drastically reduced from that of a Partial or LTL shipment
  • Dedicated Truck: Your product is the only product on this trailer; meaning no translating/cross-docking; your product is handled twice - loading and unloading

  • Timing: With this being a dedicated load, there is only 1 origin and only 1 destination; meaning your product will arrive 1-2 days earlier than it would on a Partial/LTL shipment.

 

DRAWBACKS:

  • Price: A dedicated truck does come at a higher overall price

 

TYPES OF EQUIPMENT

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DRY VAN

DRY VAN: Dry vans are the most common type of freight trailers used by commercial trucking companies. Dry vans are typically 48 or 53 feet in length and typically handle no more than 45,000 pounds. Dry van shipping is a common method for transporting dry or weather-sensitive goods. Dry vans tend to be the most cost effective solution for over the road shipments. 

 

ASSET V.S. BROKER

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Simply put; ASSET own the Truck, Trailer and employ the Driver but are limited in a number of ways: 
 

  • They're restricted by the amount of equipment they own

  • The type of equipment they own

  • The dedicated laneways they run

  • The Authorities they run under (i.e. what Country, State and Province they're permitted to operate in)

  • The Licences their drivers carry (ex. Hazardous material restrictions, load capacity, etc)

  • Driver availability (ELD - Electronic Log Device)

 

A BROKER acts more like a limitedless freight partner. Although they don't own the assets, they aren't limited by any of the restrictions imposed on The Carriers. This allows them to create unique relationships or partnerships with an extensive pool of asset carriers throughout North America. If you're looking to grow, a Freight Broker is the place to go. 

 

OPTIMIZE YOUR BROKER

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ARE YOU UTILIZING YOUR BROKER TO THEIR FULL CAPABILITIES? 

To maximize a freight broker to their fullest potential, it’s best to understand what it is exactly that a broker does. Brokers have clientele all throughout North America and deal directly with both the buyers and sellers for businesses.

 

They have viability within the marketplace and aren’t held back or limited by industry niche, equipment, or specific lane-ways. Brokers have the ability to help scale businesses quickly.

 

MEET OUR PARTNERS

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WOOD-HALL LOGISTICS

Wood-Hall Logistics is a full-service logistics and freight management company, offering a range of transportation solutions, based on the specific needs of the customer.

Utilizing our network of quality partner carriers and transportation services, Wood-Hall Logistics can offer many methods of transportation, while ensuring top-notch customer care and service throughout the process

TRANSVERICE INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS INC

Transervice formed Transervice Integrated Solutions (TIS) to deliver both 3PL and 4PL logistics solutions to existing and future customers. TIS utilizes cutting-edge proprietary technology to execute and solve the most complex logistics challenges.

 

TIS is based in the freight and technology hub of Los Angeles, CA. This west coast presence extends our operations across the country and compliments the 120 plus Transervice locations and Corporate Headquarters in Lake Success, NY.

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CARRIER TESTIMONIALS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the right time to use a Broker compared to an Asset?


The best time to use a Broker vs an Asset is"

  • When your freight is not pre-set; i.e. not the same shipment, on the same day, to the same locations
  • When you're expanding into a new Market, where pricing has yet to be established.
  • When you have a last minute shipment
  • For LTL and Partial Shipments




How are Rates determined?


There are many factors that come into play when pricing freight. Each factor either reduces or increases your cost.

  • Pick up and Delivery locations
  • Distance travelled
  • Dimensions of Shipments (oversized or legal)
  • Type of Shipment (TL, LTL or Partial or Parcel)
  • Equipment type (Dry Van, Reefer, Flatbed etc)
  • Delivery Parameters (expedited, appointment times, dock to dock, tailgate, driver assistance)
  • Market Availability (Capacity)




How do I reduce my Freight charges?


The best way to reduce your freight charges is to limit the requirements and pre-plan efficiently. Other ways include:

  • Remove Appointment Times
  • Use Standard Dimensions (4x4 creates/skids)
  • Delivery within normal business/shipping hours (Monday-Friday / 8am-3pm)
  • Provide 48 hours notice to the Broker/Carrier prior to shipment
  • Create Consistency (dates, times, locations)
  • Know your break even points (LTL to Particle to Truckload)
  • Avoid last second expedited shipments
  • Load and Unload within the allotted time provided by the carrier
  • Have the proper loading/unloading equipment on site (forklift, pallet jack, pump truck)




What are Detention fees?


The average shipment comes with a preset 2 hour loading/unload rate built into the pricing. Should the loading and unloading process exceed the allotted 2 hours, carriers will charge an hourly rate for waiting (This can range from $50-$100 depending on the carrier).

  • To avoid this or avoid frustration; a good practice is to know what that rate is prior to securing the shipment and to inform all parties (shipper and receiver) in writing (email).
  • Be in communication with the broker/carrier as early as possible should delays occur
  • Provide alternate options prior to carriers arrival should your freight not be ready to load (sometimes an overnight charge is less than an hourly detention fee).





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