Big or Small - Why in Logistics, Mid-Sized is Mightiest

Posted by Harriet Mills on Oct 30, 2015 1:43:59 PM

sm_med_lgYou’ve heard the saying "less is more," and of course everyone’s heard "bigger is better," but do you know what doesn’t have a catchy slogan? Medium-sized things. And that’s too bad, because we think being a mid-sized company is pretty cool. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to being not too big or not too small. Take logistics, for example. As far as businesses go, it's pretty well accepted that smaller companies offer a personal touch while bigger companies offer a more wide-reaching impact, right?

Did you ever stop to consider that maybe a mid-sized 3PL could offer you both?

At Choptank Transport, we work in teams of 5–8 logistics coordinators instead of focusing our teams by region as larger brokers do. For you, this means you’re never trusting your essential shipment to just one set of eyes. If one of our team members is away for the moment, there is always another person who knows exactly what’s going on with your shipment. That ensures your order gets that personal touch, even if it comes from the efforts of five, six, seven, or even eight people! Our company roots grew up in a rural area, and as a privately owned company, our sense of family and service comes right from the top. Additionally, we've been voted a Top Workplace by the Washington Post.

All of that means that our customers will receive our very best. No matter the size of your company or the amount of freight you have to ship, we'll do everything we can to make your experience one of a kind.

Now that we've covered what separates us from larger providers, what makes our brand of personal service different from the smaller logistics companies that offer the same?

It’s simple: logistics is about making things happen. It’s about seeing that your freight gets to where you need it to go when you need it to get there. This all depends on your logistics provider having the proper infrastructure. At Choptank, we’ve made investments in our technology and our personnel that no smaller company can match, all in an effort to give you that perfect blend of personal service and wide-reaching capabilities. Give us a call today to learn more about the Choptank difference. We’ve heard less is more and bigger is better, but we prefer to think that mid-sized is mightiest.

What do you like best about working with your current 3PL?

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