LTL Solutions

Throughout its almost 70 years of serving the transportation needs of both refrigerated and ambient freight shipping, Colonial has initiated, evaluated, and revised its LTL carrier service offerings — always focusing on the intersection of its core competencies and market needs. In collaboration with our sister company, Atlanta Bonded Warehouse, we offer refrigerated LTL freight consolidation, cross-docking, LTL plant support, and warehousing services.

Less-Than-Truckload Solutions

Refrigerated LTL Freight Consolidation

As retailers and distributors place smaller, more frequent orders and the cost of non-compliance rises, cost-effective and dependable LTL shipment solutions are becoming more critical than ever. Working in collaboration with Atlanta Bonded Warehouse, our LTL freight consolidation program is one of the largest in the United States. Currently, Colonial Cartage carries out scheduled weekly deliveries to retailers and distributors in 26 states across the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, Upper Midwest, and Great Plains states.

Cross-docking

Cross-docking is an LTL service we offer that eliminates unnecessary handling and storage required in a traditional warehousing process by swiftly transferring products from one truck or rail car to another truck or rail car across a staging area in a short amount of time. By shortening transit times and the product’s journey between its point of origin to point of sale, cross-docking helps companies reduce the costs associated with warehousing, inventory holding, and double handling. At Colonial Cartage and Atlanta Bonded Warehouse, we have the technology, infrastructure, and experience to coordinate these cross-docking procedures for customers looking for fast, cost-effective ways to move their supply chain into the future.

LTL Plant Support

As more food and beverage processors and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers discover the unique advantages of expanding or relocating production to the state of Georgia, Colonial Cartage is proud to offer plant support services that further empower this growth. Whether you need raw materials and packaging shipped inbound to your facility or finished products shipped outbound to its next stop in the supply chain, Colonial Cartage has the drivers, the assets, and the freight management expertise to coordinate your shipping needs and help you keep your plants running efficiently. Many of our plant support clients choose to maximize this partnership through cross-docking, intermediate storage, co-packaging, and other logistics services offered by Atlanta Bonded Warehouse.

Warehousing

Colonial Cartage works with Atlanta Bonded Warehouse to provide public and contract warehousing for a range of industries, including food, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and more. Every year, Atlanta Bonded Warehouse handles 655+ million cases and 7.6 million pallets throughput in   4.87 million square feet of warehouse space in 14 facilities throughout the Southeast.

Weekly LTL Freight Delivery Schedule

LTL Shipping Information Services

  • Comprehensive transportation management system (TMS) by Tailored Logistics Solutions that delivers state-of-the-art routing, shipment visibility, and invoicing
  • Full X12 EDI Support (204, 210, 214, 990)
  • Fully staffed to provide rapid response to customer EDI and data translation/interface requests
  • In-house middleware systems to support custom data-file formats and multiple transmission protocols
  • Routinely exchange data with major retailers
  • POD imaging
  • In-cab GPS tracking, trailer tracking with reefer control, Keep Truckin ELD, and data communication terminals

LTL Freight Trucking Industry Recognition

  • Named a Top 100 Trucker by Inbound Logistics Magazine: 4 consecutive years

Learn More About Our LTL Solutions

Interested in learning more about our LTL transportation solutions? Want to request a rate quote? Contact Colonial Cartage today.