A major client approached Safeway with a unique request:
– Arrange a crane to load a modified 20’ display container from a lot onto a flatbed
– Transport container on an air-ride flatbed to a major metro distribution center
– Arrange a crane to offload the container from the flatbed
– Secure a generator to power up the container and open the display
– Inventory the contents and identify reconditioning issues
– Draft an SOP for total display management
– Replicate the setup and teardown for a pending U.S. concert tour
Each service requirement came with challenges that had to be overcome. That’s where the Safeway Logistics team working in unison makes it all happen transparently to the client. From arranging the cranes to navigate both grass and gravel lots, to managing the labor, to having the right power for the container to drafting the SOPs…we make it look easy with a single point of contact.
All trailers are 48’ to 53’ step-decks, several with conestoga tarp systems
Service all 48 states, limited service to Canada
No Mexico-direct service. No hazmat
UIIA interchange allows us access most steamship containers, Long Beach and LA ports
TWIC cards held by drivers
We specialize in “special” loads, projects, unusual shipments that demand high-quality.
On-time delivery exceeds 99.8%, claim-free delivery is 99.9%. We do what we say we will
Riggers are involved in many of our loads so being on time is mandatory. Our loads are many times crane off-load and roof installed. Others are forklift unload at site requiring flatbed only, on-time delivery is critical as well, every time!
Examples of products that we typically move are Medical MRI’s, Machinery, Trade Shows, Projects, High-Value Equipment, Art & Sculptures, etc.
Only air-ride truck and trailers to reduce/limit road shock to product
Single-drop flatbeds preferred to limit load and unload lifting height
Fully-equipped with nylon straps and/or chains for proper DOT cargo securement
Day and time specific loading to meet shipping schedules
24 hour pre-calls to shipping to confirm load day and time
Day and time specific delivery to meet rigging and install schedules
24 hour pre-call to consignee contacts to inspect/confirm route and time
Ability to adapt to and comply quickly with short-notice changes in shipping
Our client had a project that requires distribution of between 1 to 3 coolers to over 600 locations across the country. The challenge was managing 600 different delivery providers, coordinating the inbound transportation, maintaining process and controls to manage OS&D (over, short, & damage) and getting all the service providers on board to complete the delivery properly, bill the service request in a timely fashion and working closely with our client to get over 600 new vendors accurately into their system for payment.
Safeway Logistics offered a single point of contact solution. The client communicated their requirements and provided a spreadsheet with all the destination points. We managed our service providers and secured not to exceed rates to allow for accurate budgeting while staying within the scope of work. We worked closely with our client on the roll out schedule and Safeway Logistics managed every detail of the delivery coordination and execution.
The program was a huge success. Over 600 locations delivered as scheduled by our service providers throughout the United States. Each provider worked diligently to receive the product and completed the OS&D procedure as outlined in the scope of work. During each scheduled delivery, our team set equipment in place, along with racking installed as required and lastly plugged into power. Each delivery was completed with the debris removal and photo was taken of the equipment in place showing a recorded temperature. Thus, validating that the product was cooling as required. We then provided documentation including a signed POD, confirming the product was successfully delivered, damage free and on time. This project was perfectly managed without a single service failure of any kind.