Safeway Logistics Announces New Yard Management Services

Safeway Logistics is now providing our clients a specialized yard management service that includes:

  • New yard hostler equipment with hydraulic 5th wheel to minimize time to move trailers and maximize efficiencies
  • Experience Drivers with industry knowledge of best practices for yard management solutions
  • Existing solutions include
    • Period lot checks and trailer inventory reporting
    • Management and reporting of aging and/or underutilized equipment
    • Sweeping out of empty trailers
    • Identifying and reporting on returned trailers with excess material
    • Assisting in unloading the material on returned trailers, if requested
    • Yard clean up including looking for screws, nails and/or other debris
    • Any housekeeping items for trailers such as sorting ratchet straps, E-track bars, and load bars
Safeway Logistics Yard Management Solutions

Safeway Speciality Flatbed Services – Description of Services


  • All owner-ops, highly experienced professionals
  • 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


Flatbed Transportation by Safeway Logistics

Flatbed Transportation by Safeway Logistics

Distribution of Hospitality Equipment

The Challenge:

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.

The Solution:

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 Results:

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.