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​Rolling Into The Next Century: Burris Freight Management Helping Fuel The Growth Of Carriers, Customers And The Burris Brand

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July, 2018

The countdown to a new century is underway — in a little more than 6 years, Burris Logistics will be celebrating 100 years of custom supply chain management. While many peer organizations have come and gone over these same decades, Burris continues to thrive thanks to strong core values, a commitment to be the best and a consistent evolution of diverse but united business lines — among these, Burris Freight Management. 

A non-asset-based provider of transportation services, Burris Freight Management, is continually expanding capacity to meet the needs of customers.

“Burris Freight Management now has six regional freight management hubs, as well as a growing number of lanes, customers and community of carriers,” comments Nick Falk, President of Burris Freight Management. “Through a network of independent carriers, we support more than $100 million in brokered freight services as a business line for our parent brand, Burris Logistics.”

Also, differentiating Burris from most brokerages is an operations center staffed 24/7 to monitor shipments, assist carriers and support our customers. Additional services offered are both dry and temperature-controlled truckload, container and intermodal solutions as well as temperature-controlled LTL.

Burris places equal emphasis on commitment to carrier and customer, alike. Through a unique and timely payment processing system, carriers are compensated weekly — supporting necessary cash flow and ensuring carrier satisfaction. “Happy carriers mean happy customers,” shares Anthony Megale, Vice President, Transportation Business Development for Burris Logistics. “Burris is unique in our weekly payment system and strong oversight in the support of carriers at pick-up/destination. By pairing consistent carriers with consistent lanes and seeing that drivers can get in or get out quickly, we support the needs and priorities of this growing alliance… and most importantly… we meet the needs of our common customers.”

“We’ve helped carriers grow from two trucks to twelve in a matter of months,” continues Anthony. “Carriers tell us, every day, that Burris Freight Management is a preferred vendor — and we’re proud of our growing reputation. A respected name in the logistics industry for nearly a century, we fully understand the needs of our carrier allies and we do ‘whatever it takes’ to ensure a smooth operation and relationship.”

From prompt payment processing to web-based portal for load requests and acceptance, Burris takes every step to make freight management easy and efficient — because when carriers are part of the solution, every challenge can be overcome.

“We are always welcoming new customers and new carriers,” concludes Anthony. “If you are interested in getting a quote, joining our growing carrier network or learning how Burris Freight Management can manage your shipping challenge, visit burrisfrieight.com today.”

Most recently, Burris Freight Management added 10,000 more carriers to their network though the acquisition of Iowa-based, Streamline Logistics. With the addition of this network, Burris Freight will be able to offer existing and potential customers more options in transportation solutions. “We are pleased to welcome the employees and customers of Streamline Logistics to the Burris family,” continues Nick. “Like Burris, Streamline strives to be the best. As a result of common philosophies, we expect a seamless transition and look forward to achieving new scale and expanded market reach while maintaining a culture of good communication, individual attention and strong carrier/customer relations.”

“While Burris is celebrating nearly 100 years of growth and being one of the largest cold chain providers in the United States, we are, at our heart, a small business. We know what it is like and want to make sure we treat all customers and carriers as though they are the most important thing to us because we have been and still feel like we are there!” concludes Nick. “At Burris Freight Management it’s all about the Customer and Carrier. Our team learns about your company, your needs and your unique requirements. We are focused on providing end-to-end supply chain solutions for every partner in order to make sure you can grow your business. We want to align your goals and help you achieve them; by doing this, we end up with better service, better partners and a growing business for both your business and Burris.”