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Dedicated Fleet Services

With dedicated fleet services, KANE owns the trucks and hires and manages the drivers. You get the advantages of a private fleet without the cost and the headaches.

 

Our specialty as a dedicated carrier is working with mid-tier shippers who want the capacity of a large, asset-based carrier combined with a high degree of personal attention and customer service.  

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Using a regional distribution model, we’ve gone from a 2-3-week order-to-delivery cycle to 2 days. KANE’s freight team has been essential to implementing this strategy in the critical Northeast region.

- CEO, G3 Enterprises

Benefits of Dedicated Fleet Services with KANE

KANE offers dedicated fleet services to customers throughout the Northeast. Benefits include:

  • Shifting liability from your firm's owned fleets to KANE assets
  • Predictable rates and guaranteed capacity
  • 100% fleet uptime
  • Exceptional service rates
  • Dedicated drivers who will quickly understand your needs and your customer expectations
  • Branded equipment that can carry your branding on the trailer
  • No worries about driver hiring and retention

Dedicated Fleet Services Spotlight

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Pennsylvania is one of 17 states that controls the distribution process for alcohol sales in the U.S. The PLCB purchases and distributes all wine & spirits sold in the state, making it one of the largest purchasers of wines and spirits in the country. KANE operates a DC for the PLCB and manages delivery to 212 of the agency’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. Orders are sent to KANE after midnight and must be staged that same day and delivered to stores the following day. Most deliveries are unloaded by hand. Wine and spirits store delivery doors are often located down narrow alleys, requiring side-door delivery. Special care must be taken for this highly fragile inventory.  
       

The dedicated fleet services contract between the PLCB and KANE began in 1989 and continues today due to the quality and efficiency of the KANE freight delivery solution.  

Major Wine Manufacturer

One of the world’s largest wine makers, based in California, moved to a regional distribution model where wine travels to regional distribution centers across the country, where product is staged for final delivery.  KANE is the exclusive delivery partner for all shipments in the Northeast. Distributors knows precisely when orders will arrive thanks to KANE’s adherence to pinpoint delivery windows.  

 

As a result of the regional distribution model, distribution cycle time went from 2-3 weeks to 2 days and KANE enabled this wine maker to minimize the cost of transportation.  

Sustainable Freight Operations

Consumers are now demanding that brands demonstrate their commitment to corporate social responsibility. Sustainable freight practices are a core element of such programs, and KANE understands our obligation to move our customers’ products using the latest green freight practices.  

  • We are a leading practitioner of collaborative distribution, a green-friendly strategy that pools the inventory and shipments of middle-market consumer goods manufacturers so common retail customers can receive the same volume of goods using fewer trucks. 
  • We are SmartWay® certified and were among the earliest 3PL adopters of the SmartWay program.
  • We operate six compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Class 8 trucks, which produce up to 20 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and significantly less smog-producing pollutants than petroleum-fueled counterparts. 
  • KANE recently updated its diesel-powered tractor fleet to save $1.3 million dollars and 343,000 gallons of diesel annually.

We use a Tier 1 transportation management system to optimize freight consolidation and routes, reducing trucks on the road and fuel consumption.

 

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