Transportation Logistics

We offer the most cost effective and reliable solution for your business to get your freight where it needs to go. Choose from our Freight Brokerage, Transportation Management, Distribution Services, and Dedicated Transportation Solutions, or a mix of these based on your unique needs.

Your Freight Delivered

Whether you're moving a pallet, a truck load, need routing & scheduling, or want customized trucks & trained drivers we have the solution you need.

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Expertise You Trust

Get your goods to your customers on time. Our trusted team of transportation logistics engineers, planners, managers, and drivers are ready to work for you 24/7/365.

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Reliability You Need

Reduce your downtime and improve service levels with technology-driven transportation solutions that support you—whether it’s with a dedicated fleet, optimizing your network, providing business intelligence, distribution services, or finding a common carrier.

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Optimized by Your Data

Using your data and our innovative technology you get real-time collaboration, business intelligence, and analytics that improve routing and scheduling to ensure on-time delivery and lower operating costs, as well as real-time visibility across your supply chain with RyderShare™.

Dedicated Truck Drivers

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We Have Drivers

Benefit from our expertise to recruit highly qualified company drivers, who we hire, train, and manage for your business as part of a Dedicated Transportation Solutions. These distribution services ensure you are not at the mercy of the driver shortage or capacity volatility.

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Service of Interest
  • Transportation - Dedicated
  • Transportation - Transportation Management
  • Transportation - Freight Brokerage
  • Transportation - Inbound and/or Outbound
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Transportation Logistics FAQs

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    • Yes, Ryder offers a dedicated transportation solution, transportation management, and freight brokerage. You can use them as a single solution through Ryder dedicated services, or you can choose transportation management or freight brokerage on their own as separate services based on your transportation needs. Through Ryder, we offer you transportation mode flexibility.

    • With our dedicated transportation solution, which is also referred to as dedicated contract carriage (DCC), we work with you to implement a customized fleet strategy that meets your needs and is engineered to increase efficiency, improve service levels, and decrease operating costs. We hire, train, and manage drivers specifically for your business. This can include your existing drivers. Our equipment specification experts work with you to customize and spec vehicles, which can include branding with your logo. And, you benefit from our proprietary technology that includes RyderShare™ and data scientists who turn your data into business intelligence to optimize your network.

      Transportation management at Ryder, provides you with network design, shipment planning, procurement, and visibility into your freight movements. We are a single source provider that helps you with sales and purchase order integration, load planning and optimization, load tender acceptance, and freight bill audit and payment, across for-hire carriers and all modes. Additionally, our proprietary transportation management system (TMS) algorithms and freight matching software offers optimal network and route design across for-hire and dedicated fleets.

      Ryder freight brokerage gets your shipments to their destinations on time and in great condition. Our full-service brokerage provides the right transportation logistics for your freight. Each year, Ryder manages more than $10.7 billion in freight moves across the continental United States, Mexico, and Canada, including $246 million in brokerage services. Our constant expansion creates greater capacity, more lanes, and increased flexibility. This means you can manage seasonal and market surges stress-free. Our technology provides real-time visibility and collaboration, digital freight matching with backhaul opportunities, and business analytics and intelligence tools you need to boost profitability. Ryder’s brokerage service uses 45,000+ qualified carrier partners. No loads are turned back after acceptance. Ryder provides full transparency, and a dedicated concierge available 24/7.

    • A transportation management system (TMS) is a software solution designed to optimize and streamline the planning, execution, and management of transportation operations within a supply chain. TMS software provides functionalities to manage various aspects of transportation logistics, including route planning, carrier selection, freight booking, shipment tracking, and performance analytics. It allows businesses to efficiently manage their transportation processes, whether for inbound shipments from suppliers or outbound shipments to customers.

      Route optimization: One of the key features of a TMS is route optimization, which helps minimize transportation costs and improve delivery efficiency by determining the most cost-effective and timely routes for shipments. TMS software can also automate the process of selecting carriers, tendering freight, and managing transportation contracts, saving time and reducing manual errors.

      Visibility: Another important aspect of TMS is visibility, which provides real-time tracking and monitoring of shipments throughout the transportation process. This visibility enables businesses to proactively identify and address potential issues or delays, improving customer service and satisfaction.

      Reporting and Analytics: Additionally, TMS software often includes reporting and analytics capabilities, allowing businesses to analyze transportation data, track key performance indicators (KPIs), and identify opportunities for optimization and cost savings. By leveraging data insights, businesses can make informed decisions to optimize their transportation operations and drive continuous improvement.

      Overall, a transportation management system plays a crucial role in helping businesses effectively manage their transportation logistics processes, reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance customer service. It serves as a central platform for coordinating and optimizing transportation activities across the supply chain, ultimately contributing to the overall success and competitiveness of the business.

    • A transportation management system (TMS) offers several benefits for businesses involved in managing transportation operations within their supply chain:

      Cost Savings: TMS software helps businesses optimize transportation routes, modes, and carriers to minimize shipping costs. By identifying the most efficient routes and consolidating shipments, businesses can reduce transportation expenses and improve overall cost efficiency.

      Improved Efficiency: TMS streamlines transportation processes by automating tasks such as carrier selection, freight booking, and shipment tracking. This automation saves time and reduces manual errors, allowing transportation teams to focus on more strategic activities and improving overall operational efficiency.

      Enhanced Visibility: TMS provides real-time visibility into the status and location of shipments throughout the transportation process. This visibility enables businesses to proactively monitor shipments, identify potential issues or delays, and communicate with customers and suppliers to ensure timely delivery.

      Better Customer Service: With improved visibility and efficiency, TMS helps businesses deliver better customer service by providing accurate shipment tracking information, proactively addressing issues, and meeting delivery expectations. This leads to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

      Optimized Routing and Scheduling: TMS software enables businesses to optimize transportation routes and schedules based on factors such as delivery windows, carrier capacity, and transportation costs. By choosing the most efficient routes and scheduling shipments accordingly, businesses can reduce transit times and improve on-time delivery performance.

      Data Analysis and Insights: TMS software provides reporting and analytics capabilities that allow businesses to analyze transportation data, track key performance indicators (KPIs), and identify trends and opportunities for improvement. By leveraging data insights, businesses can make informed decisions to optimize transportation operations and drive continuous improvement.

      Compliance and Risk Management: TMS helps businesses ensure compliance with transportation regulations and requirements, such as carrier safety regulations and customs documentation. By automating compliance checks and documentation processes, TMS reduces the risk of errors and penalties associated with non-compliance.

    • Yes, Ryder can help you with both truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) freight movements through our managed transportation services.

      Truckload (TL) shipping involves the transportation of a full truckload of goods from a single shipper to a single destination. In this method, the entire truck's capacity is utilized by one shipper, without consolidation with shipments from other companies. TL shipments are typically preferred when a shipper has enough goods to fill an entire truck or when they require dedicated transportation due to factors like time sensitivity, security, or special handling requirements. TL shipments often result in faster transit times and fewer touchpoints since the goods are not transferred between multiple trucks or warehouses along the route.

      On the other hand, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping caters to smaller quantities of goods that do not require the full capacity of a truck. Multiple shippers' goods are consolidated onto a single truck, with each shipper paying only for the space their goods occupy. LTL shipping is cost-effective for smaller shipments as shippers share transportation costs with others. It's suitable for businesses with smaller inventory levels or those shipping goods that don't require a full truckload. However, LTL shipments may have longer transit times and more touchpoints as the truck makes stops to pick up and deliver goods for multiple shippers along its route.

    • Yes, Ryder is a leading provider of drayage services from all major ports in North America. This allows you to get your products to market quicker. Drayage plays a crucial role in the logistics and supply chain industry, facilitating the movement of goods between different transportation modes and connecting various points within a supply chain network.

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