Comprehensive Logistics Solutions with a Customer-Centric Focus

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The Carter Logistics Advantage

Tailored services

Tailored Services for Every Need

We specialize in managing shipments from inception to completion, tailoring our solutions to suit your specific requirements.

Our comprehensive services include expediting, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Truckload (TL), and supply chain management, ensuring a holistic approach to your logistics needs.

Expertise You Can Rely On

Backed by a team of seasoned transportation managers, our capabilities are grounded in years of industry experience.

With a keen understanding of logistics intricacies, our experts collaborate closely with you to optimize your operations, enhance efficiency, and drive sustainable growth.

Expertise rely
Streamlined border crossing

Streamlined Border Crossing

For over 25 years, Carter has been engaged in cross-border operations. Our Mexico, Laredo, and Anderson teams collaborate closely to facilitate a seamless border-crossing process.

Customer-Centric Philosophy

Our commitment to being customer-centric forms the bedrock of our services. We prioritize your unique needs, collaborating with you to create tailored solutions that maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and ultimately contribute to your success.

Customer Centric

As your trusted logistics partner, we're here to transform your supply chain into a dynamic force that drives your business forward. Let's work together to unlock new levels of efficiency, reliability, and growth.

Ready to optimize your logistics and elevate your supply chain?

Let's work together to find the perfect solutions for your unique needs. Contact us now to get started.

Frequently asked questions

What is your value-add versus traditional LTL deliveries? 
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Carter Shared Milkrun was designed to support lean manufacturing.
  • High On-Time Delivery: Our Milkrun deliveries boast an impressive 98% on-time delivery rate, whereas LTL typically falls within the 85% to 95% range.Reverse Logistics: When your product is packaged in returnable containers, we employ reverse logistics to reduce transportation costs and ensure a steady flow of containers back to your suppliers.
  • Reduced Deliveries: By consolidating all suppliers' deliveries through our network of cross docks, we minimize the number of deliveries at your plant, resulting in lower labor costs and improved dock door utilization.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Our dock manifest allows for visibility of all products en route to our customer’s plants.
What is different in Carter’s Milkrun versus other service providers? 
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Carter's Milkrun service sets itself apart in several ways:
  • Asset Control: Unlike many consolidators, we utilize Carter assets and drivers for picking up and delivering consolidated freight, which allows for greater flexibility in managing routes and improved on-time delivery percentage.
How does Carter create routes?
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Creating efficient routes is vital, and we focus on optimizing cube utilization:
  • Key Criteria: We consider factors such as average cube utilization, DOT hours of service, cross-dock locations, and pick-up times to maximize efficiency.
  • Continuous Improvement: Our continuous improvement specialists review routing to ensure routes are both safe and aligned with suppliers' shipping hours.
How does Carter manage their carbon footprint?
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We take significant steps to reduce our carbon footprint:
  • Efficient Fleet: Our post-2017 truck specifications include lift axle tractors, nitrogen in our tires, and skirts on all trailers, all of which improve MPG emissions and reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Shared Consolidation: Through shared consolidation of our clients' freight, we develop routes that save up to 25% of wasted miles compared to dedicated networks.
  • Electric Vehicles: We're investing in electric shunt trucks and transitioning our forklifts to electric, contributing to zero carbon emissions in our cross docks.
How do lean manufacturing processes impact Carter’s service offerings?
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  • Quick Deliveries: Carter's cross-dock network allows us to deliver products quickly, meeting your low inventory and just-in-time delivery requirements.
  • Continuous Improvement: We inspect each route's cube utilization, identify inefficiencies, and work closely with customers to eliminate waste, ultimately reducing costs.
How does Carter come up with cost savings for its customers?
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We have a dedicated Continuous Improvement team that actively identifies cost-saving opportunities:
  • Route Optimization: We analyze and suggest re-routes to improve cube utilization and minimize overflow due to supplier issues.
  • Supplier Collaboration: Our team communicates with clients to address supplier-related issues and collaborates on long-term solutions to reduce costs.