Since 2008, Mulder Brothers Brokerage has built relationships with trusted service partners nationwide, developing a network of consolidation facilities and regional distribution centers to facilitate on-time deliveries of temperature-sensitive goods. Our multi-vendor consolidation solutions, including cross-country freight tracking, data-based scheduling, and a consolidated pricing model, allow our clients to increase the efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of their supply chains.

What Are Regional Consolidation Solutions?

Mulder Brothers is a consolidation solution for the Great Lakes region, with strategically placed partners aiding in nationwide distribution. Unlike full-truckload (FTL) service providers, LTL consolidation companies like ours operate less-than-truckload shipments. This means that multiple shippers share the space on a single truck, with the truck’s cargo made up of smaller individual loads. 

Through third-party logistics (3PL), we consolidate orders onto a truck based on destination and deliver cargo to distribution centers as part of carefully scheduled stops. The shipments are then broken down into smaller loads, moving on to regional warehousing and other network facilities or going out for last-mile service and delivery.

Our vendor partners all provide transportation, but as they’re regional operations, their services are localized. Some offer frozen and refrigerated storage options as well, regardless of whether or not a client also requires transportation. 

For example, we work with a storage facility in Holland, Michigan, that provides over 150,000 square feet of warehousing space for frozen storage. Our partners’ services complement our own, helping customers overcome any service provider limitations with a streamlined, comprehensive network of consolidation solutions.

Also, we are an approved multi-vendor consolidation partner for Walmart, offering our customers a high-performing Walmart Consolidation Program. As part of our commitment to providing reliable, quality services that meet the requirements and expectations of customers like Walmart, the Mulder Brothers team maintains high on-time, in-full (OTIF) and must-arrive-by date (MABD) rates through our network of regional vendors.

Our Regional LTL Consolidation Network Locations

Mulder Brothers serves clients throughout the US from coast to coast with localized service partners and Mulder Brothers super-region facilities operating in the Great Lakes region, including:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Benefits of Working With a Consolidation Network

Through proven supply chain logistics solutions, our network of regional consolidation partners gives our clients access to reliable transportation services and temperature-controlled warehousing throughout the U.S. We offer our clients across the contiguous states the following benefits:

  • Improved efficiency and logistics management for a streamlined supply chain
  • Shorter transit times, resulting in on-time shipments and satisfied customers
  • Set, localized delivery schedules for optimal consistency
  • Trusted temperature management to ensure product integrity for cold chain goods
  • Scalable capacity to overcome truck space constraints for high-volume shipments
  • Reduced shipping costs
  • Minimal handling for reduced customer claims
  • Access to refrigerated and frozen storage even when a client doesn’t require transportation

Regional LTL Consolidation Services at Mulder Brothers Brokerage

Regional LTL consolidation solutions from Mulder Brothers create a more efficient and consistent supply chain. With a network of localized service partners spread across the U.S., we ensure that our clients benefit from reliable transportation and storage, superior logistical planning and supply chain management, and on-time delivery wherever they are, all at a reasonable cost. 

We handle retail consolidation, cold chain trucking, and warehousing so our clients don’t have to. Contact us today to discuss your regional consolidation service requirements with a team member.

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