Taking The Next Step
“Over the past year, we have moved from being a 3PL to being an asset-based 3PL,” Lantz says. “We have taken the next step with C.L. Services Transport to provide dedicated services to our growing client base. We feel that long term this will be a great play for us in local markets.
“We also have stepped out there with developing our own technology,” he adds. “While it is closed loop, our goal is to create a seamless open network shared with our clients and vendors. We want everyone to have easy access to tracking, pricing, invoicing, and data.”
CLS offers numerous freight opportunities for everyone from the single owner-operator to the mega carriers. The company offers LTL and full truckload services, including temperature-controlled and expedited. Equipment types include standard flatbeds, step decks, lowboys, removable goosenecks, and extendable trailers. Shippers can track their shipments and carriers can see available shipments, upload the list of available equipment, and check payment status.
In addition to intermodal and drayage services, CLS also provides warehousing and transloading. But, Lantz insists, none of this comes close to telling the whole story.
“Everyone has great people, right? We certainly have exceptional people, proven by our stringent hiring and testing standards for both operations supply chain employees and drivers,” he says. “But what makes us different is that we are in business to make sure we take care of our people, clients, and vendors.
“We have created a great culture that fosters exceptional customer service,” Lantz notes. “You will always be able to reach a live person 24 hours a day, seven days a week—someone who genuinely wants to help you solve your problem. We live by the ‘Prosponsive® Promise’ to proactively respond and communicate quickly and honestly with all of our clients and vendors.”