Eliminate cross country LTL shipments

Eliminate cross country LTL shipments

Proper temperature maintenance throughout distribution

Proper temperature maintenance throughout distribution

FIFO warehouse management system

FIFO warehouse management system

Access to Midwest and Northeast retail and wholesale grocers

Access to Midwest and Northeast retail and wholesale grocers

Consolidation Services

Fresh Logistic’s Chicago consolidation program creates an opportunity to ship full truck loads of one produce item directly to Chicago. Fresh Logistics combines different produce items in Chicago for outbound shipment to receiving points in the Northeast, Midwest and Canada.

Consolidate LTL shipments with minimum orders into more frequent TL shipments

  • Improve inventory turns and reduce out of stock situations
  • LTL shipments can be more costly to receive than full truck load shipments

Consolidate products shipped via rail with products shipped via over-the-road trucks.

  • Reduce the number of pickup points per truck shipment
  • Increase the number of intermodal rail shipments

Chicago is the best place to have a consolidation facility

  • Minimal number of rail car switches between the West Coast and Chicago
  • Chicago is no more than 2 days transit to the East Coast
  • BNSF mainline super reefer rail car delivery 6 days per week
    • High Capacity
    • Willow Springs intermodal ramp