Distributors and manufacturers face several challenges supplying products in a timely manner, especially as the volume of e-commerce orders increases. This is why drayage and container services are popular. Firstly, there is a shortage of storage space, which can make it difficult to manufacture products wholesale. Secondly, a shortage of drivers increases the delivery timeline, which can be frustrating both for manufacturers and final consumers. To make things even more difficult, shippers and truckers have limited capacity to serve distributors.
Hope White realized that these were all common problems affecting companies all over the country. These shortfalls inspired her to build HD Drayage and Container Services. Since its launch in 2021, the company has made waves with cost-effective trucking solutions, the best routing, and the shortest transit times for transporting freight. HD Drayage and Container Services offers power only trucking, truckload shipping, and less than truckload (LTL) shipping, in addition to flatbeds, sprinter vans, and box trucks.
HD Drayage and Container Services is located in the Southeastern United States. In addition to its best-in-class services, this prime location gives clients the unique opportunity to collaborate with Georgia Ports Authority and CSX Rail. The company also offers drayage services from the Port of Charleston, Port of Savannah, and Port of Jacksonville. These include inland transport, short-and long-term container storage, hazmat transport, and overweight transport.
“Before COVID, I was sitting in traffic and I realized that there was a lot of opportunity in shipping containers,” says Hope. “Then COVID happened, and I decided to pivot into container storage and shipping.”
More about the founder
Hope Allen is the CEO of HD White Logistics and the Founder of HD Drayage and Container Services. As a Logistics Consultant, Hope helps companies improve operations and develop cost-effective solutions for supply chain, warehouse, material handling, and distribution issues. In her role as CEO of HD White Logistics, she is responsible for the operations and strategic direction of the company.
Prior to founding HD White Logistics, Hope served as an intricate piece of the Transportation/Logistics team as a Transportation Supervisor of Home Depot Direct Fulfillment Network. During her 4-year tenure, she served the company in various capacities, including Inbound/Outbound Operations, EDI Compliance, Vendor Compliance, Inventory Control, and Carrier Compliance.
Hope leverages a world of experience and a valuable network of industry partners to serve clients at HD Drayage and Container Services.
What makes HD Drayage and Container Services an exceptional solution?
Aside from a commitment to being your preferred logistics partner, what makes HD Drayage and Container Services stand out?
An assets-based approach
Given that HD Drayage and Container Services is asset-based, clients can enjoy several benefits that you don’t normally get with a third-party provider. Here are a few ways in which an asset-based trucking company outpaces brokers:
1. Streamlined communication
When you rely on a third-party to take care of your freight storage and shipping, there are many cogs in the wheel, and communication can get complicated. It’s complicated enough to coordinate these processes without adding multiple independent parties to the mix.
When you’re coordinating several shipments and trying to keep your consignees happy, efficient communication is crucial. Asset-based trucking companies are good at what they do partly because they eliminate the headache of trying to get updates on your consignment in a timely manner. As a result, you can also provide clients with accurate information.
2. Reliability and better scope of service
An asset-based company like HD Drayage and Container Services not only has its own fleet of trucks but also offers strategic access to a specific geographic region. These companies usually focus on specific services and invest heavily in providing excellent services in these areas.
With HD Drayage and Container Services, clients can ship their freight through networks spanning across Georgia Ports Authority and CSX Rail, as well as the Port of Charleston, Port of Savannah, and Port of Jacksonville.
In addition to transportation services, HD Drayage and Container Services also offers storage on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. To this end, the company owns its own external storage facility 68 miles outside of Georgia Port Authority in Savannah, Georgia.
3. Financial dependability
Since asset-based trucking companies have invested heavily in their own fleet of vehicles, they are more committed to serving their clients long-term. Since they are more invested in long-term success, they also have what it takes to survive any speed bumps that might surprise them in the constantly evolving trucking industry.
Once you put your trust in an asset-based company, you can trust that it will be around for the long haul. This is unlike the case with brokers, who can leave you high and dry when you need them most.
4. Consistent quality control
In this industry, owning your own fleet of vehicles – not to mention a storage facility – means you have more control over the quality of services you deliver. Such companies also invest in hiring skilled and reliable drivers to ensure their clients get the best possible service. Ultimately, choosing an asset-based company over a broker will give you peace of mind that your shipments are in safe hands.
5. Growth over time
Repeatedly shipping with an asset-based company saves you time and money over time, since these companies are committed to providing exactly what you need and growing with you. As you rely on them more and more, they adjust to your processes and get better at delivering the exact needs of your supply chain.
On the other hand, brokers keep switching between service providers. This means that they will rarely ever have the stability required to optimize their services for your needs.
A commitment to customer service
HD Drayage and Container Services is built on a foundation of quality drayage services and outstanding customer service. Their relationships with their clients are crucial, which is why their services are also solution-based.
“Before we ask for a client’s business, we make sure that we’ve sat down with them, understood their pain points, and come up with a viable solution,” says Hope. “This way, we build relationships based on concrete solutions rather than sales.”
Streamline your freight shipment and storage today
HD Drayage and Container Services is much more than a trucking company. It is a dependable logistics partner with a mission to provide customers with consistent, reliable and dedicated service. All of this while remaining the most cost-effective asset-based trucking company in the southeast. With a strong commitment to safety, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility, this company is an ideal logistics partner for businesses looking for a reliable and efficient transportation solution.
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