Transportation Management

Transportation Management

Mitigate risk, saving time and money.

 

The Principle Logistics Group team manages all inbound and outbound freight vendors, logistics specialists, and procurement professionals, removing clients from daily chaos, higher costs, and disputes between multiple vendors. This encompasses all key modes of transport, including but not limited to truckload (TL), less-than-truckload (LTL), heavy haul (over-dimensional freight), and specialized freight. We tailor programs that fit our client’s needs in these five key areas:

Carrier Selection and Screening

Principle Logistics Group is a third-party logistics company with assets. This structure has proven to deliver real-time value to those we serve, offering the right mix of transportation assets and operational and regulatory expertise.

Not all carriers are equal. The trucking industry is a highly regulated industry requiring unique expertise that helps separate the “Pros from the Joes.” PLG’s level of expertise, track record, and commitment to excellence ensures the protection of clients’ cargo and mitigated liability risk.

Impact: Mitigate Risk

We mitigate risk for the company that has commodities to transport. In the litigious world we live in, the company that requires truck transportation opens itself up for lawsuit every time something ships. Prior to each shipment, our intelligence/systems allow us full visibility of carrier safety and performance ratings. It blocks all conditional and unacceptable carriers from use, meeting DOT standards.  Then a certificate of due diligence is populated, serving as part of the permanent record as proof that the company used industry best practices to ensure a safe carrier was selected for the job.

The industry has NO protective statutes against lawsuits, yet it requires some of the largest limits of insurance coverage. When a big truck is involved, it and every company associated with that shipment is a percentage at fault until proven innocent.

Routing and Permitting

Specialized freight requires specialized intelligence: people with the background and skills to think critically, advise knowledgeably, and schedule effectively. Our team coordinates and manages all critical, large moves with a thorough understanding of the specific requirements at a local, state, and national level.

Time and money management can make or break a business. Call it complex or complicated, a missed detail can cause significant delays and soaring costs to the move. PLG makes sure every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed on every move.

Impact: In compliance, on time, and on budget.

The complexity starts state by state as each one plays by its own set of rules and regulations. What works in Texas may not in Oklahoma or anywhere else. Even state employees designated for issuing routes and permits have found themselves inaccurate when a tall load ends up stuck under a bridge, a wide load end up on a narrow route, a long load is unable to make the turn, or a heavy load is unable to cross a bridge based on statewide weight restrictions. These are common issues PLG is called in to remedy when inexperienced vendors are selected to perform in an area of which they have little understanding.

Sourcing and Decision Support

We work with you from the start, assisting with rates, methods, and modes to support procurement professionals in the early stages of the process.

Impact: Right choice, right rate, right time.

Relying on vendors and their sales teams to guide your product decisions is understandable – they are the experts in what they are selling. But they are not the experts in the number of details that need to be considered in advance of making the best purchasing decision and making sure commodities get where you need them when you need them. The motivation to sell is high. Informing you of the possible challenges when it’s time to ship is low. It’s a “we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it” mentality and one that brings about chaos and added expense. Once the sale is made, too often time it becomes somebody else’s problem to deal with – yours. Consistent, successful execution requires you have as much information as possible to make the best buying decision.

Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” When the time comes and commodities need to ship from point A to point B, PLG makes sure there are no big surprises that end up costing more time, money, and hassles for everyone.

Dispatch

Our logistics specialists control the movement of freight. We relieve our clients of distractions as we shoulder the responsibility, giving the moment-to-moment attention and communication that is required for safe, efficient transit.

We’re watching so you don’t have to. Know that our strong lines of communication with you keep surprises from happening, allowing our clients to focus on what’s most important, running their business.

Impact: Eliminate noise, deliver performance.

Drivers and equipment fail. We remove the costly distractions by remedying the immediate need and providing safe solutions for each unique situation. This allows your team to keep their focus on what’s next, deploying their time and attention to running a profitable business.

Loss Protection

Our insurance coverages place PLG in the top 2% of similar companies nationwide. Making sure our client’s interests are always protected is a PLG priority.

PLG clients sleep well at night knowing that every precaution has been taken to protect them and their cargo.

Impact: Sleep well at night, with Principle you’re protected.

The industry has NO protective statutes against lawsuits, yet it requires some of the largest limits of insurance coverage. That means when a big truck is involved, it and every company associated with that shipment is a percentage at fault until proven innocent. Unlike 98% of companies serving the industry, our limits provide a depth of coverage that would meet the demands of most claims should the situation arise.