Freight Consolidation Services

A common issue many manufactures are confronted with and must work around is freight cost. Consolidation is a logistics technique that significantly reduces freight spend by taking advantage of the available vehicle by eliminating wasted space and other inefficiencies that may occur while transporting goods. Freight is consolidated into one truck to make calculated stops on their respective routes and smaller shipments will be transferred into full truckloads before their delivery. This optimization ensures that every shipment will get to its destination with as few trucks as possible, ultimately reducing cost. Third party logistics at National Retail Systems, Inc. is dedicated to upholding efficient service to our customers. National Retail Systems, Inc. meticulously select the best delivery path and work with other trusted shippers to make sure your products and goods get to where they have to be.


When Should You Consider Consolidation Freight Services

Consolidation addresses a handful of outstanding factors that directly effect shippers and aims to reduce freight spend. The following are examples of scenarios that consolidation concentrates on to improve productivity and increase capital.

  • Unused Space in Shipping Containers
  • Driver Shortage
  • Fuel Charges
  • Environmental Emission Regulations



National Retail Systems also offers cross-docking logistics procedures for our customers. Cross-docking is the process of unloading cargo and directly loading it onto an outbound truck. The costs of storage and labor are significantly reduced due to the little warehouse time involved. A third party logistics provider is needed for accurate timing to make sure trucks are being fully loaded for cross-docking to be an beneficial strategic tool. National Retail Systems, Inc. will oversee the journey of your freight from start to finish, ensuring that the most cost-effective route is utilized. Products and goods are unloaded, sorted and screened through an National Retail Systems, Inc. distribution center and are sent straight to their retail destination. This integral system provides an efficient and practical means for conducting consolidation and deconsolidation procedures for both incoming and outgoing vehicles. Cross-docking ensures efficient speed and productivity to gain a competitive edge against competition. National Retail Systems, Inc. also offers an i-Track service for accurate shipment tracking. This customizable dashboard presents date in real-time and reports can be made on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Our in house programming team builds and monitors each dashboard to satisfy specific customer needs.


Consolidating Freight with National Retail Systems

National Retail Systems has been providing consolidation and cross-dock services including LTL vendor pickups for the world’s leading retailers for over sixty years. No location is out of reach; our convenient hubs are located across several different major locations throughout the United States:

  • New York & New Jersey
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Inland Empire, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Baltimore MD


The third-party logistics services at National Retail Systems, Inc. will assist you in efficient consolidation of your shipments, assuring reduced costs, and product successfully making its way into full truckloads.

The National Retail Systems, Inc. fleet of over 7,000 tractor and trailers can handle all of your domestic and import vendor pickups. With over 2 billion pounds consolidated annually, no project is too big or too complex.

Contact National Retail Systems today for flawless distribution.