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Every manufacturer likes to see a truckload of product leaving the dock, destined for the retail shelf. They probably look the other way, however, when it’s a hotshot load of a few pallets. In today’s market, vendors face the challenge of meeting the on-demand replenish requirements of large regional and national retail customers. Order frequency is higher; order size is smaller. The question becomes, how much does that level of...
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You may debate the virtues of the FDA’s proposed Sanitary Food Transportation Act all day. But as any trucking, warehousing or logistics professional will tell you, it’s simply not needed. There’s no question that warehousing and transportation have always played an important role in the quality of our country’s food chain and food safety in general. Just ask a grower who needs IQF and storage for a bumper crop and...
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As we near the completion of our Chicago Consolidation Center expansion, we’ll touch upon several reasons why frozen food load consolidation programs, such as Velocities MVC, are considered best practices. Lower Overall Transportation Costs Load consolidation can significantly reduce overall shipping costs because manufacturers no longer pay for the inefficiencies of single LTL rates. Instead, their orders are paired with those of other manufacturers with similar LTL shipping needs (all have...
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There was a time when the naysayers claimed the days of EDI were numbered, soon to be replaced by web-based XML transactions. The fact is, EDI is well entrenched in the supply chain, and EDI transactions of warehouse orders, ASNs and routing documents continue to grow, especially among larger shippers. While EDI implementation can be intimidating, a deployment that follows clear mapping is certainly obtainable and offers a considerable and...
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You work hard to produce frozen foods that taste as good as homemade. Whether it’s protein, center of the plate entrees, sides or desserts, we know you want your customer to purchase your brand with confidence. That’s where we come in. Our temperature-controlled distribution ensures that your product arrives in the freezer case like it’s right next door. First-time buyers take note of your brand quality, and they look for...
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ABOUT HANSON LOGISTICS

Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled distribution, transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation's major retailers. As one of the largest providers in the US, the company operates a growing refrigerated transportation fleet and 9 facilities in the central states, totaling 39 million cu. ft. with more than 200 Hanson teammates.