Freight Scouts rests on a strong foundation created by PBD Worldwide with over 40 years in the Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry. By leveraging PBD Worldwide's nationwide network of logistics centers and turnkey fulfillment solutions, Freight Scouts adds the transportation management power to an already established suite of 3PL services. Our collective promise is to deliver Exceptional Service Every Time!
At Freight Scouts, our job is to scout the best freight solutions for our shipping partners. Our team consists of trained and tenured experts equipped with transportation and logistics knowledge. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of service by identifying the best transportation solutions to meet the unique needs of each customer we serve.
Our transportation management system serves as the backbone of the brokerage operation. It provides a single platform to source and manage carriers, accept tenders and manage shipments from pick-up to delivery, send alerts for a variety of shipment-related events, run transactional or analytical reports, and more.
Maximize your efficiency while maintaining your cost with Freight Scouts LTL shipping services. Take advantage of our robust network of national and regional LTL carriers and team of experts to help best fit your needs.
Freight Scouts, a PBD Worldwide Company, has six domestic distribution centers and one international distribution center totaling over 532,000 square feet of space. Our nationwide fulfillment network provides two-day ground delivery to almost anywhere in the U.S. and allows you to split inventory across facilities to provide faster shipping options to customers at a reduced cost.
Each of our distribution centers provides efficient, organized and accurate processes and procedures, along with a safe, clean environment.
The prospect of autonomous or self-driving vehicles may still seem like a thing of the future, but there are already many vehicles on the road that have autonomous features. Vehicles will continue to evolve and automate over time until full automation is achieved, and that may be sooner than we thought. Transportation industry leaders must be ready to direct their organizations through this major transition to keep on the cutting edge of industry technology.
Beginning in the south and moving north as the winter turns to summer, produce season, (February to July) is the busiest time for growers and shippers. The frantic pace of harvesting and shipping required to keep produce at peak ripeness for customer leads to rate increases and truck shortages across the country. With refrigerated trucks concentrated in the southern produce states, even the northern states experience price hikes and scheduling conflicts due to supply chain effects.The pressure of finding the right shipping companies with so many pending demands can be challenging and lead to mistakes that can damage a business. Use these tips to help you get through the busy produce season, control costs and losses, and create strong shipping relationships that will lead to a more reliable shipping network.
Finding a 3PL for your business can be a daunting task because of the extreme vetting process. It is necessary, though, because working with a third-party logistics warehouse could be a major asset to your business. The stronger the working relationship you have with them will directly affect how competitive your company can be.
After a period of stagnation, the less-than-truckload ("LTL") shipping industry has recently experienced a revival. And, while the major players have seen revenue gains, it is the smaller LTL operators who lead the pack. In this article, we discuss the factors leading to the remarkable gains for smaller LTL carriers, and how advances in information technology and automation will help them to continue transforming the LTL shipping industry.