We accomplish outrageous things every day at GIX. Do you need to ship an over-dimensional, 286 foot concrete I-beam transnational? No worries, we’ve done it before and we’ve got a truck that can do it again. Are you trying to ship a multiple stop ice cream load in the middle of July? That’s just routine for us. We’re in the business of breaking records every day, setting industry standards, and making company history.
In 2011 our executives sat down together with one goal in mind—to be the best freight brokerage in the country. Our goal was not only to be the biggest, the coolest, or the most affordable option, but also to be the most dependable. By keeping these goals in mind, GIX has become one of the fastest growing third-party logistics companies in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing accountability to our customers and never handing freight back. We’re committed to covering every load we’ve committed to, regardless of the financial impact on the company. We wouldn’t be caught dead giving back freight.
As a company, we’re all individuals working together to be a part of one team, addicted to finding solutions for our customers. We cross job descriptions, team lines, and position roles in order to help each other out. We utilize a hands-on training program in a friendly work environment, where new graduates and young professionals can start their careers. We’d love to meet you and talk logistics (you know – because we’re into that type of thing) and challenge you to a game of ping pong.
THE PROCESS OF A MIDDLEMAN
Our customers are known as shippers who make, manufacture, and produce products in industries such as consumer goods, energy and infrastructure, food, beverage, industrial goods, paper, packaging, pharmaceuticals, health care, and retail. We provide supply chain solutions for shippers who are struggling to find available trucks for a lane. We believe shippers shouldn’t have to worry about their freight after it leaves their facility – that’s our job.
We work with our customers to help get their products shipped from point A to point B in a fast and efficient manner. We help our customers move their products by using carriers or asset-based companies. We then match a carrier with the correct equipment to a customer’s load that needs transported. Once a load is in transit, we handle all the ins and outs; that means negotiating rates, scheduling appointments for pick-up and delivery, handling rate and load confirmation sheets, and billing.
We have a carrier database composed of 15,000 reliable carrier companies who help us ship less-than-truckload, full truckloads, and intermodal loads across the 48 contiguous states and parts of Canada. Within those carrier companies, we have access to over 225,000 pieces of equipment including dry vans, reefers or temperature-controlled trailers, flatbeds, step-decks, removable goosenecks (RGNs), power-only, drop-trailers, and rail containers.
We use online resources in order to set up new carriers in our system. Before a new carrier can be assigned to one of our loads, they have to go through an extensive carrier vetting process. This means checking insurance, authority, SAFER rating, checking for fraudulent forms, etc. We want to ensure that only the best carriers are hauling our customers’ loads.
How do we find the perfect truck for our customer’s load? We utilize transportation systems including ITS and DAT to find trucks posted in the area. Not only do these systems allow us to look for carriers, but it allows carriers to look for loads. If you don’t use either of these systems, you can find our available loads on our website, app, and daily email list of available loads.
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