Load Shifting and Load Recovery Services

In the event of improper loading, bracing or load securement, cargo may shift in transit, creating a potentially dangerous scenario for the transportation company, its driver and other nearby motorists. Safeway Logistics provides a comprehensive load shift and load recovery solution for some of our largest clients.

Load Recovery Examples

Load Recovery Examples









In many cases, it is very costly to deadhead drivers hundreds of miles to rework a load that has been refused due to the load shifting. Costs also include paying driver detention as they wait for the load to be reworked and loss of revenue from the deadhead return trip to the consignee for another attempted delivery. Another costly scenario is utilizing a mobile recovery unit to rework the cargo. Costs include the portable equipment and the round-trip miles to the waiting driver, which most likely is not in close proximity to the recovery unit’s location.

Safeway Logistics provides low cost, load shift correction solutions at any one of our 700+ warehouse locations. Capabilities include restacking, repacking, re-palletization, reloading and proper load re-securement. Our equipment at all locations includes: forklifts, pallet jacks, dock plates or dock levelers, banding equipment and all packing equipment from pallets to boxes to stretch wrap.

Load Recovery Examples

Load Recovery Examples

Safeway Logistics is also able to provide reverse logistics where product needs to be shipped back to the shipper or final mile delivery services where the same Driver and truck are unable to make the redelivery. Each of our existing warehouses owns tractors, trailers and box trucks that are all in operation today. Because we have so many existing locations and trucks, we are able to support our clients wherever or whenever they have a need.

Submarine Transportation

“Specialty Flatbed professional Sean Duprat was tasked to safely transport a highly specialized, optional manned military submarine from the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition from National Harbor, MD to Panama City, FL. Although the item is quite unusual, basic boat hauling techniques were deployed for safe transit. It’s important that the vessel (sub or boat) be independently secured to its own trailer, and then we secure that trailer independently to the flatbed. We use the same techniques for all boats-on-trailers that we safely transport for all our agents. The only difference is this boat (sub) eventually sinks.”



Safeway Logistics Announces Aquistion of Unigroup Logistics Specialty Flatbed

Safeway Logistics, a specialized transportation and logistics services provider headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, announced today that it has acquired UniGroup Logistics Specialty Flatbed, based in Fort Wayne, IN. Safeway has been managing specialized transportation and logistics for over 45 years. Through the years, Safeway has received numerous awards which include safety, hauling volume, sales, and logistics making this merger an ideal fit for both UniGroup and Safeway.

“Safeway has a long history of planning customized solutions, problem solving and managing specialized truckload and LTL transportation, as well as warehousing and reverse logistics,” said Ed Hart, president and CEO of The Safeway Companies. “We see this merger as a nice addition to our services portfolio. In some cases, this will fill a gap in service for some of our existing clients allowing us to provide a more comprehensive solution for the special products industry.”

Following our merger in January 2016, UniGroup Logistics Specialty Flatbed now operates as Safeway Logistics Specialty Flatbed the specialty flatbed business unit of Safeway.