Services

Together with our affiliate companies, Bedford Motor and Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System (Midwest), Bedford Logistics offers a wide range of 3PL logistics services to our customers. In addition to managing the details of shipping your products between various locations, we take advantage of our partners’ trucking fleet and drivers as well as warehousing and distribution facilities to provide a complete, customized logistics solution for handling your inventory.

Bedford Logistics provides exceptional 3PL services by expediting:

Food warehouse/distribution center deliveries

We establish customer-specific route guides based on preferred receiver carriers, reducing accessorial charges and late-delivery fines.

Food manufacturing material shipments

We store and transfer ingredients used in the creation of consumer products and we transfer finished products to warehouses for final distribution.

National drayage work

We focus on the transport of overweight containers and hazardous chemicals over short distances as part of a longer shipping move.

Advanced TMS Capabilities Help Us to Help You

Our state-of-the-art Transportation Management System (TMS) allows us to streamline and automate the shipping process, saving time, increasing efficiency and productivity, and lowering costs. Using our TMS, Bedford Logistics allows you to focus on your business while we provide:

  • Customized route guides
  • Specific LTL, TL and drayage rates
  • Personalized, detailed reporting
  • Daily tracking of all orders in transit
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities
  • Freight audit and payment services
  • Competitive pricing
  • Outstanding customer service

Full Truckload (TL)

Bedford Logistics offers nationwide truckload (TL) services through an extensive network of more than 4,000 vetted TL carriers, our own company assets, and Midwest’s vast warehousing and distribution facilities. With virtually unlimited capacity, ...

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Partial

Bedford Logistics provides partial truckload shipping services to meet the needs of customers with smaller freight loads. Our relationships with partial truckload carriers, our company trucks and facilities, and our experience and expertise allow ...

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Less Than Truckload (LTL)

Bedford Logistics offers less than truckload, or LTL, freight shipping services to save our customers money. Our mutually beneficial relationships with many LTL freight carrier companies as well as access to Midwest’s trucking assets, warehouses a...

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Drayage

To complete the logistics solution for each customer, Bedford Logistics offers drayage services. Drayage is the transporting of freight — usually in containers via truck — over short distances as part of a longer-length haul. Drayage carriers truc...

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Intermodal

Bedford Logistics offers intermodal services. Depending on the destination, weight and transit time required for your move, intermodal may be a viable option to move your freight.Generally, railroads carry shipments during the long-haul leg of the...

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Warehousing/Distribution

Through our affiliate, Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System (Midwest), Bedford Logistics has access to a vast amount of third-party warehousing and distribution square footage that we use to help customers optimize the shipping proces...

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Company Owned Trucks

Bedford Logistics has access to the trucking assets of Bedford Motor Service, one of our affiliate companies, to meet the needs of our customers. This Chicago-based fleet consists of 95 dedicated, uniformed drivers and 400 trailers equipped with l...

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Questions about this service? Please contact Bedford Logistics for assistance.