Bostwick-Braun has been a wholesale distributor of hardware and industrial supplies for over 160 years. When the driver shortage began negatively affecting them and their ability to make timely deliveries to their customers, they knew it was time to make a change.
“Our problems came when there were vacations, when there was sick time, when COVID was taking its course on drivers.” said Mike Gramke, president of the hardware business unit at Bostwick-Braun. “Every time that would happen, we didn't have backup drivers and we didn't have a bullpen of drivers available to us to fill those seats and make those deliveries.”
It was also a struggle for them to find reliable carriers with the dry van shipping services they needed. They were searching for something more out of their transportation provider, and that’s where our Dedicated Contract Services® teams stepped in.
At J.B. Hunt, our dedicated trucking contracts go beyond the base needs of our customers. Bostwick-Braun CEO Mark Christie had this to say: “J.B. Hunt takes the time up front to really get to know our business, our pain points and then customize a tailored solution to meet those.”
We have been able to start the work on improving their transportation by optimizing their routing and providing them with greater driver density. These solutions bring efficiency to Bostwick-Braun and the customers that rely on their products and services.
If you've been considering converting your private fleet or outsourcing your transportation like Bostwick-Braun, look no further than our Dedicated Contract Services solutions. We're ready to build a collaborative relationship with you to provide dedicated trucking services that effectively integrate your operations with our supply chain solutions. Find the services and care you've been searching for - J.B. Hunt teams are ready to support your logistics journey!
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