About Us

Bedford Logistics is a well-respected 3PL company in Chicago, which was established in 2008 and acquired by Ryder in 2021. It also includes 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 industry partnerships provide the knowledge and assets that allow us to offer seamless logistics from beginning to end. Our Affiliate BusinessesBedford Motor Service, Inc.Bedford Motor Services, also family owned, was established in 1984 by J...

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