Due to the increasing challenges of reliable transportation and the cost of brokerage for many shippers, Black Gold Farms has decided to take matters into their own hand.
“In the last few years, we’ve seen the transportation deal be as up and down as ever, and that was affecting our customers. Our number one objective is to make sure we get our potatoes to our customers, when they want them and how they want them. Trucks have a major influence in that.”
Black Gold Farms has an internal team that focuses on transportation through a brokerage-style business.
“Our current system has worked well in the past, and we know that our transportation team is the last line of defense in order to create the most value the farm can to our customers.”Black Gold Farms will be at PMA’s Fresh Summit to discuss Horizon Logistics, and what it means for customers and the supply chain. Booth 4642.
“We’ve also seen that drivers are hard to come by because of regulations, time away from home and other factors that are beyond our control. By verticially intergrating and really focusing on resolving the transportation piece, by having our own assets, we are able to take some of those factors out of the equation.”