“For years, Carriers have requested the ability to “drop” their trailers at DCs nationwide in order to free up their drivers,” says Michael Bletko, CEO of DropLot Services. "Our service allows them to do just that."
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA. (PRWEB) May 23, 2016
DropLot Services (DLS) announced today that it has officially opened its first drop lot facility at the Distribution Center in Tolleson, Arizona. This ground-breaking service is designed to streamline the delivery process for drivers and carriers alike and eliminate the chronic delays and congestion that have routinely characterized one of the largest DCs in the country.
“For years, Carriers have requested the ability to “drop” their trailers at DCs nationwide in order to free up their drivers,” says Michael Bletko, CEO of DropLot Services. “The challenge has always been that most distribution centers don’t have the on-site space to meet the Carrier demand...until now. We created a drop lot just blocks from the facility to make the receiving process quicker, more efficient and more profitable for everyone involved.”
Instead of delivering to the Tolleson facility directly, Carriers will now deliver their trailers to the DLS location six blocks from the DC. Drop Lot Services will record their arrival just as if they delivered it to the DC directly. Carriers will now be allowed to deliver up to 10 hours prior to their DC appointment and still be considered “On Time.” Drop Lot Services will then take responsibility for delivering the load to the DC on behalf of the carrier. Drivers then have the option of picking up a dropped trailer from their company’s trailer pool and proceeding to their next pickup or they can take their tractors to a safe rest stop and return after their 10-hour DOT rest break to pick up their trailers with a full complement of DOT hours still available.
DLS will charge a nominal fee for their service, which will be immediately recouped through increased driver productivity. For example, if a Carrier delivers into Tolleson five days a week, the drop lot program will save the drivers a minimum of 15 DOT hours of unloading per week. That translates to an additional 400 to 500 miles of driver productivity or between $1000 and $1350 of additional truck revenue per week. Bletko believes this innovative service will be a huge benefit to the Carriers and their drivers.
DropLot Services is a national DC services provider based in Southern California. The company was created to help retailers nationwide streamline their delivery services to increase capacity, improve efficiency and raise profitability.
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