We make container drayage shipping less complex, less confusing and less costly…

There are so many factors that come into play. Whether it be peak season port congestion; severe weather; capacity constraints; government mandated regulations; asset based carrier limitations or unexpected carrier fees and surcharges; it all adds up to costing you more money.

Any Size, Any Distance.

Let Kinetic Supply-Chain Services help take the hassle out of your container drayage shipping. Our team has been successfully managing our client’s container drayage supply-chains for over sixteen years. We provide the absolute best value through a combination of service and cost across the United States from Long Beach CA to Elizabeth NJ.

If you need help or have questions about container drayage, LTL/LCL, final mile delivery or truckload shipping, click or call us at the number below. Our hours are 8am – 5:30pm Monday thru Friday

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Kinetic Supply-Chain Services was founded in June 2004 by Paul and Theresa Benfer. From the beginning, Kinetic believed that old fashioned customer service was an idea that…

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At Kinetic Supply-Chain Services, our value goes beyond developing programs and moving freight. We see ourselves as a key partner in the continual evolution of your…

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We know how confusing shipping can be. The are dozens of variables that can effect the costs. 

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Kinetic decreased the number of carriers through their bid selection process. We not only improved delivery service, but realized first year LTL cost reductions of nineteen (19%), with compounded savings to look forward to in the years to come.

Dave Karneboge

Director of Operations, Giant Bicycle

By using Kinetic’s drayage, LCL, and final mile airport services, we save time and money. Their size enables them to react quickly to changing service requirements. Kinetic reacts and adjusts to situations before they become issues. Our relationship goes back twelve years and continues to grow as they not only meet but exceed our expectations.

Bob Keffer

Manager, Transportation, Solvay USA

Kinetic’s level of communication and reliability are second to none. Their staff anticipates potential issues and offers solutions to our supply-chain needs before the freight arrives in port. Their professional and responsive team operates as an extension of Novacyl. I could not be happier with their service.

Silvina Gomez

Supply Chain & Purchasing Manager, Novacyl

Just want to let you know how much I appreciate the efforts of Giant Bicycle and Paul Benfer at Kinetic Supply-Chain! My misplaced bikes have made it here and I now have 2 happy customers who will be taking their bikes on vacation tomorrow!
You all went above and beyond to get these bikes from Harrisburg down to me!
Please know I truly appreciate it! Thank you!

Missie Wakefield

The Bike Shop of Bel Air, Owner

Kinetic sets a standard of service that the larger third-party logistics companies can’t provide. They manage our truckload and large volume orders with a level of communication that is unmatched. Our relationship goes back over twelve years and continues to grow.

Steve Berkowitz

Vice President, All American Poly

It seems as if we just started out on our journey to establish an LTL platform for Coaster USA, but in fact, it is now over four years since our meeting in Santa Fe Springs. Along the way, we have had ups and downs, but the end result is a platform and program that works!

Gene Korbut

Vice President - Logistics, Coaster Company of America

How to benchmark freight brokers

How to Benchmark Supply-Chain Costs: Transportation Costs Affect Your Bottom Line

Ask people in your industry who they use and why.

This is one area that competitors are usually more than willing to discuss. Most new and small companies go through a painful learning curve while trying to successfully manage their supply-chains. Ask your competition what their percentage of supply-chain costs are versus sales. That is an excellent way to determine what you should expect to pay.

Investigate web-based transportation management systems (TMS).
Most new and small businesses don’t have the expertise to manage and select the proper carrier(s) to handle their shipments. A web-based system is a great way to secure competitive rates while learning the intricacies of LTL and truckload freight movement.
Don’t rely on one carrier to handle all of your supply-chain needs.
No one carrier does everything well. A few try to offer further discounts to bundle your parcel and LTL together. Usually, you can secure better rates and services via other carriers that more than offset the bundled savings.
Be open to new ideas.
Make yourself available to a carrier and third-party representatives. They are the people who can educate you in the basics of logistics.
Save and develop your shipment database from day one.

Build a database of your shipments. You can do this by requesting a monthly service report in excel from your carrier(s) or third party. Just about every major carrier requires specific shipment data from you before they offer pricing.

Know your carrier’s limitations of liability in regard to loss and damage.

All carriers move freight at reduced levels of liability, especially if the shipment moves on a spot quote. Most coverage on spot quotes is limited to $1 per pound. If your shipment is worth more than the coverage, the carrier will only pay up to the limit of liability specified in the quote or in their rules tariff.

If you will be shipping LTL, know your freight class.

Ask a carrier or third-party logistics provider to provide you with the National Motor  Freight Classification (NMFC) number for your product. Most freight is now classified based on density.

Talk to an industry professional.

Many companies have little or no supply-chain experience. Often they give the task of managing transportation to the person in charge of shipping. That person usually makes many mistakes on the way to becoming competent. Why not shorten that learning curve by talking to someone who has worked in the industry for many years?  Why do you think most established organizations have hired professionals who have advanced degrees in supply-chain and logistics?

Every dollar saved in supply-chain costs goes directly to your bottom line.

Freight costs can eat up a significant percentage of your profit dollar, both in pure and administrative costs. Sending out broadcast emails for quotes can initially be effective in helping to benchmark truckload and large volume shipment costs, but not using that information to build a database to draw from will actually add costs in the long run. It is better to develop a database and use the technology available to save money on both the administrative and actual costs of transportation.

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Toll Free: (866) 572-7552

Direct: (732) 888-5461

Fax: (732) 888-9806

To schedule a meeting for a free consultation contact Paul Benfer at the toll-free number above or via email.