PGT Trucking, Inc., Aliquippa, Pa., developed the Project Cargo Management Division, a single-source transportation solution for high-volume or complex project cargo.
This new division bundles PGT, Southern Pines Trucking and affiliated companies to target customers who need assistance moving high-volume, heavy, valuable or multifaceted freight with multiple shipments, legal flatbeds and a variety of specialized equipment.
"The Project Cargo Management Division was created because we listened to our customers," says Chad Marsilio, vice president, commercial. "During the construction of a commercial building, sports stadium, oil and gas pipeline or industrial plant, delivering material on time in sequential order is essential."
This new program allows PGT to provide customers a key account manager for problem solving and prioritizing, on-site management to ensure safety and orderliness from start to finish, logistics management to ensure proper execution, late model, high-capacity flatbed and specialized equipment and access to trailer pools and drop yards.
"Solutions such as staging yards near the construction site, dropped trailers, on-site safety and operations personnel are a few of the solutions that have allowed PGT to excel in this time-sensitive environment," adds Marsilio. "Our customers have indicated that when delivering 30 or more loads per day to a construction site, they would prefer to coordinate through one transportation provider."
"Project cargo requires a great deal of energy and attention to detail - from the initial quoting phase through delivery and billing," says Bill Hershey, project cargo management director. "Our experience with past projects has helped us to develop a skill set that is unique to non-traditional PGT customers."