Executive Briefings

Managing a Seasonal Hazardous Material Surge

Challenge: Dunavant Logistics Group (DLG) was engaged to build domestic truckload capacity for a $2 billion chemical manufacturer client. A seasonal volume spike required DLG to increase capacity for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) freight. Additionally, all shipments were going to locations in Texas, a state with an imbalance in inbound supply and outbound demand.

Solution: Dunavant's solution required execution of multiple strategies:
1. Work with primary carriers for additional HAZMAT capacity; 2. Reposition equipment to shift driver/capacity from points within 150-mile radius of product origin; 3. Engage Dunavant's vast network of partners to identify carriers who could potentially re-load our freight.

Results: 1. Our customer's urgent needs were fully addressed and the transportation of their HAZMAT product was handled in a way that exceeded their expectations; 2. DLG improved strategic partnerships with carriers; 3. DLG improved visibility and communication with our customer through reporting and lowered cost through more efficient routing.

About the Solution Provider: Based in Memphis, Tennessee with ten additional locations throughout the Southeast and Texas, Dunavants focus is on providing logistics and transportation solutions in four main service verticals - global, freight, distribution, and consulting. For more information, visit www.dunavant.com or call 888.955.2547.

Web: www.dunavant.com

Email: info@dunavant.com

Phone: 18006212582

Solution: Dunavant's solution required execution of multiple strategies:
1. Work with primary carriers for additional HAZMAT capacity; 2. Reposition equipment to shift driver/capacity from points within 150-mile radius of product origin; 3. Engage Dunavant's vast network of partners to identify carriers who could potentially re-load our freight.

Results: 1. Our customer's urgent needs were fully addressed and the transportation of their HAZMAT product was handled in a way that exceeded their expectations; 2. DLG improved strategic partnerships with carriers; 3. DLG improved visibility and communication with our customer through reporting and lowered cost through more efficient routing.

About the Solution Provider: Based in Memphis, Tennessee with ten additional locations throughout the Southeast and Texas, Dunavants focus is on providing logistics and transportation solutions in four main service verticals - global, freight, distribution, and consulting. For more information, visit www.dunavant.com or call 888.955.2547.

Web: www.dunavant.com

Email: info@dunavant.com

Phone: 18006212582