LTL Enterprise — Tailored to your needs

Priority1 is a forward-thinking transportation solutions provider who will help you solve the complex riddle of optimizing your supply chain. Relying heavily on analytics and business intelligence, we analyze your data to produce a tailored solution to drive optimum levels of service and savings. We have long-standing relationships with a lineup of carriers across all surface transportation modes, providing you the options to meet virtually any need. Not every customer or supply chain is the same, thus the reason we have over 100 less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier partnerships, including the entire list of top 25 providers in the industry.

Priority1 also knows how to maximize cost savings while maintaining your carrier efficiencies. Specifically, within the LTL and Enterprise Department, we will negotiate best-in-class pricing with the carriers that fit your specific needs. The key to locking in a competitive price is providing us with complete data and information on your load, company, and freight history. We understand your possible caution in releasing your data to an outside organization. Still, we assure you our goal is to develop a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship, both short and long term. After compiling and comprehensively analyzing this data, we will create a national, regional, and macro-regional strategy that fits these needs to a ‘T,’ and almost like magic, you now have a fully customized and optimized supply-chain solution.

Priority1 has built a foundation of supporting customers who had less than ideal experiences juggling a host of carriers while also searching for a solution that took the ‘heavy lifting’ out of their everyday tasks. They found large portions of their day burdened by the daily nuances of freight management: damages, lost shipments, rating, tracking shipments, missed pick-ups, setting appointments, and the list goes on. However, after contacting Priority1, these companies experienced a swift turnaround within their logistical operations, having the burden of dealing with these issues lifted from their shoulders. They now had a champion who could assume the lion’s share of these exhausting tasks and work to ensure a smooth freight transaction. 

A pharmaceutical manufacturer previously partnered with Priority1 to aid in these everyday freight challenges. We dove in and participated in a bid with three other providers based on a blanket cost to become the exclusive transportation provider, knowing that we could provide the transparent relationship the company craved. The customer chose to partner with Priority1 because of our excellent reputation, referrals, and the detailed information we provided, which compared costs and demonstrated actual savings. Furthermore, based on the customer’s data, Priority1 concluded that the customer was service sensitive, thus aligning them with carriers that fit this need while also providing cost savings. The ownership appreciated that Priority1 took the time to understand their needs versus pushing a one-size-fits-all solution.

In a similar situation, another customer—specializing in home improvement material for bathrooms—needed to expand their vendor portfolio to meet the demands of a second shipping location. The company’s biggest customer asked the supplier for help with LTL freight costs. The customer provided Priority1 with a month’s worth of shipping data. We extrapolated this data and formulated a customized solution that delivered 10-15% cost savings across the board to all shipping points while utilizing multiple carriers, leveraging and positioning them to their respective strengths. As a bonus, Priority1 also provided complimentary auditing software, which substantially reduced the amount of time and valuable resources the customer exhausted previously through their internal accounting department.

Here at Priority1, it’s our goal to provide you with a personalized experience and tailor a solution that fits your specific needs with an equal focus on both cost and service. So, in the words of Will Sison, Priority1’s Director of Pricing, “Let us do the heavy lifting and build a fully customizable solution that makes your job easier, while at the same time delivers value…all while acting as an extension of you.” 

To get started with Priority1’s expert LTL department, contact one of our offices today to begin the booking process! 

By: Caela Fugate

Priority1’s Solutions to the Top Challenges in Shipping

Priority1—a modern transportation company that prioritizes experience without cutting corners—offers multiple options for all your shipping needs. However, as these shipments travel hundreds of miles, challenges might ensue while moving from point ‘A’ to point ‘B.’ Here is a list containing the three most common challenges you might face when booking and completing a shipment and the solutions that coincide.

Challenge: Communication is Key 

The most common disruption in shipping, whether in LTL or TL, is a lack of proper communication at the forefront of booking. Michael Catton, Priority1’s LTL Operations Manager, says it best, “Most situations that cause a disruption or stall in shipping can be boiled down to poor communication…” Even a single wrong number in the Bill of Lading could potentially cause a significant delay in the shipping process. However, despite this looming possibility, Priority1 ensures you are taken care of every step of the way.  

Solution: Double-check all information given and received upon booking to assure a seamless shipment experience. Priority1 repeats your shipment information back to you upon booking and is readily accessible over the phone and via email if this information changes. 

Challenge: Online Tracking 

After booking, many customers seek status updates for their shipments or call in directly to know the location of their loads. According to Chris Olsen, Priority1’s Vice President of Truckload, “A major concern for everyone is where their shipments are currently at.” 

Solution: However, Priority1’s TMS allows the company to locate their shipment’s current whereabouts based on check-in status. Utilizing a stable TMS software is a comparable solution to finding an off-track load or simply nailing down its current whereabouts. 

Challenge: On-Time Delivery 

A recent influx of drivers missing their pickups or arriving late to a drop-off has plagued the country and the transportation world. Though Priority1 holds mutually beneficial relationships with thousands of carriers nationwide, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many carriers are understaffed or below capacity. This causes their drivers to be overworked and sometimes even double-booked. 

Solution: At Priority1, we value your time and know it is indispensable when booking a shipment. If your shipment has been delayed or stalled, the fastest and simplest way of mending this challenge is to request immediate rescheduling. However, if you are on a rigid deadline, Priority1 also offers Expedited shipping to meet the time restraints of any rapidly expanding company. 

You Are Our Priority 

Like the inner workings of a rig, Priority1 has several departmental cogs that work together to create an enjoyable shipping experience. Though the challenges listed above may pop up, we guarantee a corresponding solution to ensure our customers experience a successfully completed shipment. Contact one of our offices today to book with a company that makes you and your shipment their top priority.

By: Caela Fugate