Schneider Logistics is offering a new less-than-truckload (LTL) service for shippers with reoccurring loads. Integrated Delivery Services (IDS) is designed to take advantage of Schneider’s supply chain management and cross-docking capabilities.

“Schneider saw an opportunity to provide a smarter solution for shippers moving LTL freight in the same geographic markets,” said Todd Jadin, vice president of IDS for Schneider Logistics. “Integrated Delivery Services is especially attractive to shippers in the automotive aftermarket, heavy truck and equipment manufacturers, and specialty retailers. Companies within each of these industries run common routes and have similar distribution locations and dispatch schedules; by pooling their deliveries, we provide tremendous efficiencies and cost savings.”

According to Schneider, utilizing this service, which was tested in Denver and already has nearly 20 customers, can create a cost savings of 7 to 20% based on network location.

“Shippers are telling us that supply chain costs are now their number-one cost of doing business,” said Jadin. “That reality brings with it the need to be strategic and creative in how we help our customers succeed. Integrated Delivery Service delivers on both fronts.”

IDS is currently operating in eight networks: Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Lenexa, KS; Jackson, MS; Winchester, VA, and Memphis, TN. Future expansion includes the Midwest and Dallas/Fort Worth area.

“Integrated Delivery Service works best for shippers who move an LTL product on a consistent basis,” added Jadin. “This new service excels with daily deliveries, as over 99% of our stops are made within 24 hours; however, we’re also successfully moving two to three loads per week for customers.”