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Courier/Line-Haul

Maximising your competitiveness with scheduled, time-sensitive line haul solutions for couriers
Crossroads has identified an opportunity to considerably lower the cost of line-haul transportation, for local and nationally based couriers, by consolidating the deliveries of local couriers between Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Crossroads has now created a formal scheduled, time-sensitive line haul distribution system, specifically designed to meet the needs of couriers. It’s reliable, secure, comprehensively insured, confidential and independent. Even more importantly, it’s inexpensive.

Our mix of bundled solutions can ideally match the requirements of small, medium and large couriers through a combination of:
  • Scheduled, time-sensitive, dedicated deliveries between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban
  • The scheduled service can be supplemented by unscheduled ad-hoc vehicles as required
  • Cross-docking consolidation centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban
  • Guarantee of no ‘cargo bumping
The Problem
Every day, thousands of businesses and individuals send documents, parcels and freight to any number of destinations across South Africa. Each client has different needs, and these needs often change.
The courier industry is extremely complex and highly unpredictable in terms of its volumes. Couriers therefore have variable needs themselves. They are well organised to deal with this in their local distribution set-up, but long-distance transport is another matter. Couriers are dependent on long-haul transporters who are often expensive, provide variable levels of in-transit insurance and, owing to limited infrastructure, often can’t guarantee on-time delivery. The impact on service levels can be dire.
Having undertaken extensive research into the courier industry, Crossroads identified an opportunity to considerably lower the cost of line-haul transportation, for local and nationally based couriers, by consolidating the deliveries of local couriers between Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Being an independent service provider, who can guarantee complete confidentiality for all couriers, puts Crossroads in an ideal position to solve a range of problems.
Crossroads has now created a formal scheduled, time-sensitive line-haul distribution system, specifically designed to meet the needs of couriers. It’s reliable, secure, comprehensively insured, confidential and independent. Even more importantly, it’s inexpensive.
The Solution

Crossroads’ mix of bundled solutions can ideally match the requirements of small, medium and large couriers through a combination of:

  • Scheduled, time-sensitive, dedicated deliveries between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban
  • The scheduled service can be supplemented by unscheduled ad-hoc vehicles as required
  • Cross-docking consolidation centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban
  • Guarantee of no ‘cargo bumping’
The Challenge

Small and medium sized couriers are challenged with sourcing line-haul solutions that provide the greatest reliability at the lowest cost. Our Courier/Line-Haul solution has the following inherent benefits…

Up
Reliability
Service levels
Reactivity
Flexibility
Visibility
Cash
Competitiveness
Security
SHEQ
Empowerment levels

Down
Transportation costs
Insurance risk
Lead times
Cargo bumping
Late delivery
Pilferage, damage and loss
Contamination
Fixed assets
Benefits
Distribution Infrastructure
Our specialist cross-docking and distribution skills have been honed over many years of handling goods for the South African postal service. Our state-of-the-art consolidation centres and distribution hubs receive and dispatch freight to and from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Utilising our fully dedicated or less-than-truckload capabilities, we can line-haul consolidated freight using cost-effective 30t vehicles between these cities.
The Benefits

Combining our line-haul capabilities, cross-docking facilities and transportation management skills enables us to offer holistic courier supply chain solutions that generate value and positively impact on the bottom line.

  • Improved reliability and service levels improve business relationships
  • Daily line haul scheduling between Johannesburg and Durban
  • Scheduled line-haul on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between Johannesburg and Cape Town and between Durban and Cape Town
  • Our scheduled line-haul fleet can be supplemented with unscheduled ad-hoc vehicles as required
  • Early collection times (from 4am) to ensure early deliveries are on time
  • Late drop-off times (8:30pm and 11pm) accommodate longer collection hours and relieve stress
  • Shipments weighed before loads leave and as they arrive for security and accuracy of billing
  • Double drivers on all legs for speed and reliability
  • Track and trace on all deliveries
  • Minimum risk of loss or damage
  • Comprehensive in-transit insurance (included in price)
  • Lower costs on line-haul routes, with no fuel surcharge
  • Increased flexibility for greater transportation capacity and reactivity
  • High levels of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ)
  • Improved BBBEE scores with a Level 3 partner

Partner with innovators
As a specialist logistics and supply chain services provider, Crossroads has the network, the experience, the capabilities and partnership attitude to integrate and continually improve your courier supply chain.

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