Transportation

Leveraging internal resources and longstanding relationships with other reliable common carriers in the industry where necessary, Atlanta Bonded Warehouse transports customers’ products quickly, safely, and accurately. Our in-house carrier, Colonial Cartage Corporation, provides temperature-controlled LTL solutions across 26 states.

 

Our transportation services

ABW and Colonial provide load-planning and routing services for all of our warehouse customers. All customer deliveries are carried out on company equipment and we make scheduled weekly deliveries to every retailer, distributor, wholesaler, and drug chain in our 26 state service area. From Publix, Kroger, Meijer, and HEB to Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, and Sam’s Club to McLane, SuperValu, and SpartanNash to Unfi, KeHe, and Tree of Life to CVS, Walgreen’s and Rite Aid.

Freight consolidation

Through our freight consolidation program, our customers save money by coordinating the shipping of their LTL orders with the LTL orders of other customers to the same destination. As retailers place smaller orders more frequently and the cost of non-compliance increases, a dependable, scheduled consolidation program is a very cost-effective and service-oriented solution. A dependable freight consolidation program for LTL orders is more critical than ever before as retailers request more frequent and smaller orders, lead times become shorter, and the penalties for non-compliance become prohibitive.

Cross-docking enables products to be transferred from one truck to another across a staging area within a short amount of time — eliminating the need for longer-term storage. Streamlining the journey from the product’s point of origin to the point of sale allows customers to reduce costs associated with double handling, inventory holding, and warehousing.

 

Our fleet

Colonial is an asset based carrier with over 200 refrigerated trailers and over 50 tractors/power units, as well as a fleet of straight trucks, and lift gates, The fleet is supported by a customized TMS for routing, shipment visibility, invoicing, and EDI. We pride ourselves in our exceptional service and the exemplary safety record of our transportation team. The average tenure of our drivers is 11+ years, unparalleled in an industry of high turnover. To learn more about Colonial capabilities and services, contact John Bolla (General Manager) at john.bolla@colonialcartage.com.

Contact us today to consult with one of our logistics experts to learn about our warehousing, co-packaging and transportation services.