Mission and Company

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide you with the best transportation services at, or up to 20% below, the Current Average Market Rates.  Greater savings are possible on Specialized Heavy Haul and SuperLoad Shipments.

Our Company

You can see all our company credentials in the Shipper Packet

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Moving a Shipment with Duregger Logistics: an 8-Step process:

  1. Rate research: From two major databases and/or direct carrier survey – you call with origin, destination and details – and we do the research.
  2. Market Rate Quote: This quote is given in written form as the result of thorough research. It is presented to you for your review. We propose to move your load at or below the Market Rate. Our fee, identified in the Market Rate Quote, remains fixed as we negotiate with carriers to your benefit and pass the savings on to you. You may have a Target Rate in mind, more on that in Step 3.
  3. Assignment: You approve the Market Rate with the understanding that we are trying to get it done below the Market Rate. Or, you give us your Target Rate and we will try to make this shipment happen at that price.[Assignment means that this particular shipment is to be Exclusively Represented by Duregger Logistics to move. If a carrier calls you for this shipment after it has been assigned you must tell that carrier that this shipment is not available from you, that "it has been assigned". Your regular haulers may call you when we post your shipment because they may spot your load on an internet loadboard. Same rule, if any carrier wants this load he must call and book with us.]

    Assignment can be made with an agreed upon Notification Time. “Notification Time” is that certain agreed upon clock time and date where we will give the shipment back to the shipper, if we are not successful in moving it, then the shipper can resort to an alternative transportation source and still meet his/her shipment schedule”.

    Notification Time: You tell us what time we have until to work on this shipment and we will work on Finding, Negotiating, and Booking a carrier on it until that time. When that time comes we will contact you and “give the shipment back” to you, if you desire. The earliest notification time which we can accept is 1500 the day before pickup. Realize that Prime Time for finding, negotiating with and booking backhaul carriers is 1400 to 1600 the day before P/U and 0700-1000 the day of shipment. Giving us the widest window of opportunity (working time) yields the most cost effective results.

    Payment Options are presented and decided upon at this time for new clients. Shipments can be pre-paid by wire transfer, or by Bank Letter of intent to pay post delivery by wire transfer, or by setting up an Open Account (allow three business days for this).

  4. Find interested and available carriers: We find carriers in real time. We contact Carriers are who we think may be interested or who may have available equipment in position. We also post the shipment publicly and carriers call us as well.
  5. Negotiation: We negotiate with available and interested carriers aiming at the Target Rate first, then below Market Rate, and finally at Market Rate. We will go above Market Rate only with your approval when truck availability, your time constraints, and service requirements dictate this. You are kept in the loop as every viable option develops.
  6. Booking:We book the carrier at the rate and service level which you approve. Every carrier booking is pre-approved by you. At this time the price is set and we send you a – Pick Up Request and Load Agreement (PURLA) – which serves as the purchase order for the shipment. We ask you to sign this and fax it back.[Note: All carriers used come under contract with Duregger Logistics (copy of contract available upon request) and are pre-qualified and constantly monitored by us with regard to: Authority and Lawful Operations, General Liability & Cargo Insurance Coverage, FMCSA Safety Ratings, and Carrier Performance Ratings. Carrier specific information is available to our clients upon request. Cargo Insurance certificates are routinely requested by our clients for High Value Shipments. We can supply a Draft of the Bill of Lading, if needed.]
  7. Tracking: We track your shipment from pre-pickup to delivery and give you daily updates.
  8. Follow-Up:We follow-up with Quality Assurance calls to the Consignor and Consignee locations. Any problems will be attended to, reported to our client, and processes improved.

Get started today! Contact us for a Market Rate Quote, or call us at 641-923-2501.

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