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3PL Third-Party Logistics Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the overall advantages to using Windward Transportation?

  • Client’s enjoy relieving themselves of personnel and administrative hassles, standardizing delivery costs, and increasing efficiency.
  • For more information about what we do, please see our page on Services.

What is a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Service?

  • An outsourced service provided by a company that specializes in transporting, warehousing and scheduling of the delivery of goods owned by others.
  • A 3PL provider…
    • Takes physical possession of goods to be delivered
    • Arranges the appropriate delivery method or mode of transportation
    • Arranges schedules and handles all operational tasks associated with the delivery process
  • These services may be provided on a one-time or ongoing basis.

What types of deliveries can you do?

  • Windward Transportation Company provides ground transportation via any sized truck and can coordinate air freight delivery and pick-up services.
  • Windward handles all types of shipments:
    • TL (Truckload)
    • LTL (Less-than-Truckload)
    • OD (Over Dimensional)
    • Airfreight
    • Ocean.

What industries benefit from 3PL services?

  • Most companies that have daily needs, or infrequent needs, for the delivery of their products can benefit from third party logistics.

What are your service areas?

  • Windward services most of North America, including the entire United States, Canada, Mexico and many International destinations.
  • If you are unsure if we serve a specific area, please, just call us and ask.
  • We look forward to serving you!

Can Windward Transportation save my company money?

  • Yes. As experts in transporting and warehousing, we operate efficiently and assume the administrative, as well as the physical roles of delivery.
  • By providing a reliable service, with fixed costs and knowing how to obtain the lowest costs for delivery we routinely lower our client’s delivery costs.

Will I lose control of my delivery process?

  • No. Our sharp focused tracking capabilities allow us to know exactly where your shipments are while enroute.
  • In addition, your shipment is monitored from the time of pickup until delivered.
  • You can rest assured, when you call Windward Transportation, your call will be answered by a live person in our office to quickly handle any question or inquiry.

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