Flexible and Effective Transportation Management Solutions

Hanson Transportation Management Services provide cost-effective, service-oriented solutions for dry and refrigerated moves. Today’s transportation landscape is challenging and complex, and is becoming more so with increasing legislation, fuel and driver uncertainty and the increasing need for sophisticated transportation technology. These high costs of entry make it nearly impossible for mid-tier shippers to utilize transportation effectively; to have the in-house expertise to respond to market disruptions, or to accurately know the true cost per case.

There are many financial arguments regarding outsourcing vs. in-house management, the fact is that most shippers are too busy responding to shipping demands and exceptions to truly ‘manage’ their transportation spend. Hanson Transportation Management focuses, day in and day out, on executing the best decisions based on service and cost.

Because we have the technology, people and fleet, we can tailor a transportation solution to your specific requirements. By utilizing both asset and non-asset transportation, we offer greater flexibility, faster response to your changing demands and improved efficiency across multiple lanes. Unlike brokers, we provide you with the important ‘safety net’ of a company-owned refrigerated fleet.

Our logistics planners will work closely with you in developing the best transportation strategy:

  • Nationally dedicated, LTL and truckload freight
  • Scheduled LTL and consolidated moves
  • Multi modal options
  • Utilizing your dedicated or private fleet
  • Gaining control over inbound
  • Improving ratios through continuous moves and merge-in-transit
  • Implementing freight consolidation scenarios
  • Reducing the costs and administration associated with carrier sourcing, qualification, management and payment
  • Benchmarking performance for continuous improvement
  • ‘Safety net’ of a company-owned fleet


We’ve used Hanson in the past for cold storage, and we now take advantage of their transportation capacity. Hanson delivers frozen fruits and vegetables to our member DC’s via truckload and LTL. They’ve done a great job helping us maintain a high level of service to our members while also keeping prices in line.” . . . Topco, Transportation Supervisor

Leverage Our TMS Technology For Greater Visibility, Control

Working with Infor and MercuryGate, Hanson Logistics offers its customers a comprehensive supply chain visibility solution– from order to warehouse to transportation and delivery. By leveraging our investment in technology, you can work smarter, better, and faster without the need for significant investments in IT infrastructure, implementation, administration, and maintenance.

Infor’s Supply Chain Execution (SCE) and the MercuryGate Transportation Management System (TMS) provide a robust supply chain execution solution for manufacturers, logistics providers, and companies with transportation management needs.

The two systems work together to provide secure access to your own inventory information, in addition to real-time order status visibility, inventory availability, and shipment status. With built-in parameters that are triggered in the event of back orders, order acknowledgement, shipments, or delays, the system also enables:

  • Track & trace, allowing customers and Hanson staff to track shipments through delivery
  • Customer defined reference numbers for added continuity
  • “Community” secure access, giving shippers and authorized consignees tracking ability for transparent customer service
  • Easy-to-use interface for customizing event management and notification preferences, as well as 24/7 access to instant rate information, carrier performance and costing matrix, and reporting by carrier, location, date, activity, etc.

Hanson Logistics Refrigerated Transportations and Warehousing

They’ve done a tremendous job for us. With the Velocities program, we typically have one truck hitting one DC so it means one delivery appointment. It just adds consistency to the whole program because vendors know when food will arrive to spread out to their stores. It really is a seamless process.

Steve Housekamp
Manager of Logistics
Request Foods, Inc.

Hanson Fleet + Transportation Management Services

Greater Expertise, Accountability and Transparency – One Invoice

In addition to managing your day-to-day transportation, we keep you informed of load status through web-based and phone communications. Your production, customer service and supply chain personnel can access shipment information whenever it’s required. Our TMS capabilities automate tendering, shipment status, invoicing and payment.

Load Aggregation/Planning

Hanson has the capacity planning technology to aggregate your loads or to merge with other like shipments to meet strict customer delivery criteria – while improving cycle times and service.

Carrier Optimization

Hanson’s comprehensive carrier qualification ensures that the right carrier at the right time is utilized to meet delivery performance criteria while providing cost-effective transportation.

Continuous Moves/Merge In Transit

We’ll help you take advantage of the ongoing economies available in a dynamic transportation process, merging loads from various origins and combining pick-ups with deliveries for optimal carrier utilization.

Vendor Inbound Management

We can identify economies on the inbound side of the equation, through collaboration, back hauls, and more efficient procurement of inbound material.

Supply Chain Optimization

Our network modeling systems and refrigerated logistics expertise can help identify, implement and manage incremental or dramatic changes in your supply chain, helping you achieve greater profitability and lower operational costs.

transportation management

While able to meet virtually any transportation requirement, Hanson Logistics ‘sweet spot’ is service-oriented transportation of temperature-controlled, multi-sku shipments.

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