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COMMERCIAL group purchasing organisation based in the US, CoreTrust, has formed a strategic alliance with transport and logistics provider Geodis.

As part of the alliance, CoreTrust member organisations will have access to full truckload (FTL) managed transportation solutions, utilising Geodis’ asset-based carrier network.

By tapping into the Geodis network of more than 1000 asset-based carriers, as well as its managed transportation capabilities, CoreTrust members can achieve superior results in both procurement of contracted rates and end-to-end management of FTL shipments.

Senior vice president of CoreTrust James Hallock said, “Our strategic relationship with Geodis is a top-to-tail managed transportation solution that can deliver value beyond contract pricing to members across the verticals we serve.

“With access to a broad network of asset-based carriers, CoreTrust members can be assured of dedicated and reliable capacity, and freedom from managing daily transportation operations.”

The managed transportation solution goes beyond securing competitive pricing and includes a transportation management system, a dedicated operations team to manage FTL shipments, a portal providing visibility to shipment status, claims management, and freight audit and payment. This end-to-end solution delivers both savings and efficiency improvement in CoreTrust members’ supply chain functions.

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“The transportation market has experienced significant inflation and every company needing to move products can benefit from the options afforded through this collaboration,” said David Pollard, assistant vice president of CoreTrust Logistics.

“Truckload rates have increased 25 to 30%, yet our members are confirming cost avoidance and significant savings with this comprehensive solution.”

Geodis combines scale, reach and efficiencies to provide customers the capacity they need and at lower price points.

Jeff McDermott, senior vice president of transportation management at Geodis in Americas, said, “Ultimately, we will remove the hassle and time out of transportation procurement, contracting and FTL shipment management for CoreTrust members to make their processes more efficient, reduce costs and drive considerable long-lasting value to their businesses.”

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