5 Reasons to Outsource to a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL)

Werner Diversity

A third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a single-source solution to simplify your supply chain. Rather than addressing industry problems on your own, a 3PL is there to provide the right tools and resources to solve them. At Werner, our team of professionals build necessary relationships to guarantee your needs will be met.

We are industry experts.
Focus on your business goals and let a 3PL handle the rest. With more than 65 years of experience, we deliver best-in-class operations, innovative technology solutions and a talented workforce to Keep America Moving. Since 1956, Werner has helped millions of consumers, retailers, manufacturers, and businesses get their goods where they need to be. Let us use our knowledge to drive cost savings through supply chain efficiencies.

It is essential to partner with a 3PL that you can count on. Our team of experts knows there is no one-size-fits-all approach to shipping, as everyone has different needs. From dedicated, to dry-haul, to intermodal, to final mile, we offer multimodal solutions to solve your supply chain needs. We ensure that your internal and external customers receive the most up-to-date, concise communication through a predetermined method and frequency on your most critical shipments for your highest-priority customers, vendors and buyers.

We have a vast network of carriers.
3PLs can leverage relationships with an extensive network of carriers to ensure your shipments arrive where they need to when they need to. Werner has a strong alliance carrier network that allows for expanded coverage with multiple capacity solutions.

Due to dynamic trends in a capacity-driven market, you may need more than your current carrier network to support your logistics needs. Our network of more more than 48,600 alliance carriers allows shippers to move freight across the globe, on time and safely. Utilizing technology, alliance carriers can access available loads at the touch of a button, keeping trailers full, professional drivers moving and deliveries on time.

We save you money.
Our in-house logistics strategy combines technology, professional and experienced staffing and our extensive platform of alliance providers to optimally plan and execute your supply chain. We view ourselves as an extension of our customers’ teams – providing the experienced staff, capacity and technology needed 24/7.

Do what you do best, and we’ll handle the transportation portion. As experts in the industry, our goal is to control and minimize transportation costs for your business while standardizing and automating processes to increase productivity.

We utilize industry-leading technology.
Having the right technology can help tackle the ever-changing needs of the transportation industry. A 3PL provider has access to the most advanced technology and software, so your business does not need to worry about keeping up with the latest updates. By utilizing a 3PL, you can take advantage of our innovative solutions and technology-rich applications to better serve your business. Our TMS application provides electronic load tracking and tendering, EDI billing capabilities, forecasting and more.

We reduce the risks.
As a shipper selecting carriers, you must go through the hassle of evaluating their operating authority, insurance information and safety ratings. Our approved contract carriers are held to the highest standards and are routinely evaluated for compliance.

Also, by utilizing our vast dedicated-based assets, we will manage billing, payroll, insurance coverage, equipment and liability risks associated with a company-employed driver base.