Everything You Want to Know About Power Only Loads

On May 6, 2021
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In an ever-changing freight market, logistics providers like us are looking for creative ways to expand capacity and provide comprehensive service to customers. Meanwhile, the national trucker shortage and other various industry challenges present obstacles to businesses like yours that want to reduce wait times and increase productivity. Therefore, Werner Logistics is working with carriers like you on driving efficiencies into operations by utilizing drop-and-hook freight networks.

What is the power only option? It’s simple:

An asset-backed 3PL like Werner Logistics uses a third-party carrier’s driver and truck to transport shipments to a specified destination. You no longer have to find freight, or purchase and maintain additional equipment like trailers. We do all that work for you so you can focus on your business goals.

 By becoming a power only carrier, you can focus on daily services and let us focus on building network density for you. Together, we bring scalable value to customers.

What Are the Benefits of Power Only?

  • Maintain your own authority
  • Drivers have flexibility with daily, weekly or bi-weekly home time
  • Potential cost savings
  • Offers various opportunities: Dedicated, Regional or OTR
  • Provides drop-and-hook, no-touch freight
  • 24/7 assistance from a team of logistics experts

How Does Power Only Save You Time?

Carriers don’t have to waste time searching for freight. The power only solution includes predictable routes, a single point of contact and 24-hour service.

Your logistics provider streamlines the entire freight process, freeing up your valuable time and resources.

What Are the Benefits of Power Only Freight Loads for Drivers?

By working with a driver-focused company like ours, it’s easier for carriers to stay productive. Searching for freight takes drivers away from the money-generating task of being behind the wheel delivering freight. Power only simplifies the process by offering no-touch, driver-friendly freight. Opportunities include regional, cross-border, project-based and 48-state coverage.

The power only solution is also beneficial to the driver by giving them more time at home. Research shows that compensation and quality of life are the biggest factors that attract drivers. Power only helps improve work-life balance and provides productive miles where drivers get paid through more freight options.

Because power only provides drivers with consistent freight, this solution increases driver retention. Drivers have a steady stream of work and enjoy the many benefits of the power only solution.

More Opportunities for Carriers

A reputable logistics provider like Werner offers carriers the following opportunities:

  • Dedicated: Consistent origins and destinations for drivers who want to return home regularly.
  • Regional: Carriers can stay in the region of their choice and return home weekly.
  • On-the-Road (OTR): Long-haul jobs for carriers who stay on the road for two weeks at a time.

How Do Some Power Only Opportunities Reduce Waste?

The goal in every business is to eliminate waste. Werner Logistics’ has some power only opportunities that pay all miles and eliminates your waste by paying empty miles between loads. While deadhead miles don’t technically disappear, on some opportunities Werner pays miles to carriers at the same rate as loaded miles, creating a consistent revenue stream for both the carrier and the driver.

Werner’s Power Only Solution

Whether you’re a carrier looking for creative solutions or wanting to drive revenue into your business, power only will diversify your freight execution strategy. Werner Enterprises offers perks to carriers, such as truck leasing opportunities and access to our 24,000-trailer network with the latest model with driver-friendly freight.

For more information, contact Werner’s power only team at 800.848.5218 or fill out the form below.