Transportation requirements in the oil & gas industry can be unique and complex, such as stringing services for line pipe delivery. Higher safety standards and the need for specialized equipment limit the base of qualified carriers, making it harder for suppliers to quickly and economically manage freight to project sites.
Today, many oil & gas industry suppliers tend to lean heavily on the same set of core carriers as there is a built in comfort level in working with the carriers you know. However, as industry growth pulls your company into new geographic regions, this strategy may leave you without the full shipping capacity you need.
Increasingly, these companies are beginning to leverage non-asset-based 3PLs and industrial freight brokers, who provide project cargo expertise and fast access to well-priced capacity for flatbeds and other specialized equipment.
Benefits of expanding your carrier base with a non-asset-based 3PL:
- Capacity when and where you need it
- More time to spend on your business as your transportation partners manages carriers and shippers
- Cost savings through better rate shopping and backhaul pricing
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