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Refrigerated Transportation
By the time you read this, the concrete has likely been poured in the Phase 4 expansion to our cold storage Chicago Consolidation Center. There will be more concrete and steel in the months ahead as we build out our plan, more safety and mechanical systems, racks and doors and in the spring of 2015,...
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It’s been said by some of the best tennis and golf players coming up into a major. “I’ve played myself into this tournament.” The context of the phrase is normally in response to a newscaster’s question regarding the player’s confidence – or lack thereof – of having made it into the spotlight. But as simple...
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A few months ago, we wrote on the importance of becoming Shipper of Choice, especially in the face of tightening capacity. The context of Shipper of Choice centers on attracting and maintaining good, qualified carriers; an ongoing way of working for Hanson Logistics. Now, shippers are seeing more and more capacity migrate to the spot...
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Transparency throughout the global food chain means building trusting relationships with traceability with every touch point in the supply chain. Now more than ever, consumers want assurance they are purchasing products from reputable sources. Products must be accurately and quickly traced, especially in light of recent recalls and international incidents of suppliers taking advantage of...
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In-sourcing distribution is a challenge. Between warehouses, equipment, technology and staffing, companies must focus on (or worry about) a multitude of non-core functions. Not to mention it’s expensive, time-consuming, and just plain overwhelming for companies who don’t have the necessary resources or market-leading skills to make distribution a source of value. A well-balanced 3PL, on...
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Every year Michigan fruit growers and processors gather to forecast the yield they expect for the coming season. After a long and harsh winter, there was more than enough reason for concern coming into the 59th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate. However, Michigan farmers are cautiously optimistic for this year’s specialty crops. Andrew Janson, president of...
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Over the last five years, many temperature-controlled transportation companies have seen an increase in average load weight as well as a decreased number of loads shipped. This has impacted smaller carriers who struggle to survive. Rising transportation costs have increased the quantity of SKUs shipped per load well, in efforts to mitigate costs.  However, for...
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Food safety is a major concern not only during preparations, but especially while storing, transporting and distributing refrigerated or frozen food. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) was formed a decade ago by a group of retailers in Europe in order to create benchmarks for different food safety standards or schemes – all around the...
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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.