[PODCAST] 3PL Selection Criteria for a High-Volume LTL Shipper

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Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode I excitedly welcome my friend and Logistics rock star & expert, Joe Lynch from The Logistics of Logistics to talk about 3PL selection criteria.

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The Nine 3PL Selection Criteria for High-Volume LTL Shippers to Consider

As with any first-time guest, you’ll get to know Joe’s background as an expert in the logistics industry having helped run 3PLs, sell 3PL services, & guide shippers in picking the right 3PL, as well as running an award winning website & podcast.

On the episode Joe and I will have a great discussion around 3PL selection criteria, based on a blog post from the Logistics of Logistics found here, around the following 9 areas:

  1. Understand the 3PL Business Model
  2. Financial Stability
  3. Specialization / Current Customers
  4. Transportation Management System (TMS)
  5. Operational Excellence
  6. People and Organization
  7. Company Culture Dictates Behavior
  8. Reputation & References
  9. Statement of Work / Implementation Support

Are you in the market for a 3PL, changing 3PLs, or just want to learn more? These nine 3PL Selection Criteria are a great place to start your search and evaluate any potential partnership.

We hope you enjoy this episode of the freight project podcast.

3PL Selection Criteria Resources

The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics: What is a 3PL, Considerations for Hiring, & How to Select & Implement a 3PL

How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

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