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When a top automotive company was looking for a way to decrease costs and increase loads hauled, Landstar customized a solution. By Landstar

When a leading automotive company realized a certain project in 2015 wasn’t a DIY, they called in the professionals at Landstar to reduce costs and increase loads hauled, as well as service levels.

The top automotive company required a new transportation solution to move all the frames for its best-selling pick-up truck from its supplier in Kentucky to assembly plants in Michigan and Missouri.

“Collaborating with the customer is nothing new for our agency. I’ve always been an advocate to work together, build relationships and rapport and make a difference for the customer. In this case, it was the most effective way to do the move,” said Landstar Agent Jack Faulk.

He and Landstar Agents Daniel Davis, Dawn Greaney White and Buck Shrewsbury, as well as Landstar’s corporate personnel, developed a highly efficient logistics system specific to the needs of the customer. Using blended capacity to convert shipments from rail to truck transportation, the solution consisted of Landstar’s independent Business Capacity Owners and third-party carriers.

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