About Us

Bedford Logistics, a well-respected 3PL company in Chicago, was established in 2008 as the logistics arm of Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System (Midwest), the largest public warehouse in the Chicago market, and Bedford Motor Service, a 95-driver, 400-trailer, asset-based trucking company. While based in Chicago, we offer a wide range of services throughout the United States.

Together, we focus a few primary market segments:

  • Food warehouse/distribution center deliveries
    • We establish customer-specific route guides based on preferred carriers to reduce accessorial charges and late delivery fines.
  • Food manufacturers
    • We store and transfer ingredients used to create consumer products.
    • We transfer final materials/products into a warehouse for final distribution
  • Drayage work with a focus on transporting overweight containers and hazardous chemicals

A Little Bit More About Bedford Logistics

We are a modern logistics business with access to company trucking assets and warehousing capabilities. Our basis offerings include:

  • Customer portal online access to PODs
  • Customized reporting
  • Pickup and delivery notifications
  • Standardized LTL rates
  • EDI/Electronic integration
  • Flexible suite of services that includes TL, LTL, partial, drayage and intermodal

Advanced Transportation Management System (TMS)

Our state-of-the-art TMS system gives us the ability to establish route guides for each customer; develop custom-specific LTL, TL and drayage rates; custom-tailor reporting; perform daily tracking of all orders in transit; and offer EDI, freight audit and payment services.

In 2017, we installed 3G-TMS as our TMS platform which allows us to customize a solution with your specific needs in mind; at Bedford Logistics, we don’t believe that one size fits all. Our TMS capabilities include:

  • Customization to customer level
  • Customer-specific rates and accessorial
  • F/B review and audit
  • Customer/carrier portal
  • Multiple rate tiers available
  • PODs stored
  • Optimization
  • Consolidations
  • Multimodal
  • Route guides
  • Customized reporting and dashboard
  • EDI/ADI capable

Our Partners

Our affiliate businesses and industry partnerships provide the knowledge and assets that allow us to offer seamless logistics from beginning to end. Our Affiliate BusinessesMidwest Warehouse & Distribution System, Inc. This family-owned business ...

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Resources

Feel free to download any or all of our useful resources: Operating Authority Rules Circular New Carrier Setup Profile New Carrier Setup Packet New Customer Information Sheet

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