What type of freight does Transco Lines haul?
CDLLIFE asked TLI what type of freight they haul and they told us that their:
niche in the marketplace is customized service for customers requiring Just-In-Time performance. We pride ourselves on providing ultra-modern assets for our drivers and superior service to our customers.
For those of you that don’t know what just-in-time shipping is, it’s basically a supply chain method where manufacturers keep the amount of inventory they have on hand to a minimum. Instead of carrying a lot of excess inventory manufacturers instead stock only what it expects to use for its immediate needs. The downsize of this is that manufacturers that use just-in-time processes consistently needs to be restocked with new inventory to keep their manufacturing process running smoothly. If a just-in-time load does not get delivered on time, it could very well shut down the manufacturer’s product line. This makes it vital for the manufacturer to partner with a reliable carrier who can deliver the goods on time.
Because TLI employs a lot of teams, they are able to get freight moved quickly across the country. This is in part because team drivers can keep the wheels of their truck turning which means that they can cover a lot of ground in quick amount of time. Team drivers also gives TLI some flexibility in case a load ever needs to be re-powered. To help ensure smooth operation, TLI operates about 170 teams in addition to having about 175 solo drivers. This healthy mixture of teams and solo drivers allows TLI to be able to provide freight solutions to their customers that is reliable, consistent, and on time.