This month, the Midnight Freight Broker Podcast featured two of Crowley professionals who help support and develop carriers who serve the nation's warfighters.
Dennis Osborne, director (left, below), and Jerome Thomas, manager (right), in our Crowley Solutions group explained the in's and out's of working with our nation's military and the best ways for carriers to participate in this growing field. They address questions about best practices for carrier to ensure they win and sustain business with military, including Department of Defense (DoD), and civil agencies within the government, such as FEMA, which Crowley serves, too.
Listen now to learn:
- How moving does military freight work?
- What skills carriers, brokers and drivers need to succeed?
- How does a small business carrier become a part of the team?
What Military Freight Does Crowley Manage?
A 128-year-old company, Crowley provides services the Defense Freight Transportation Services (DFTS) contract under the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), which supports the Defense Logistics Agency and other agencies and commands. Under that agreement Crowley provides the Defense Department and government agencies, customers and vendors a single touchpoint for transportation services. The freight-all-kinds (FAK) contract encompasses all forms of surface transportation throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Canada. This includes LTL, FTL, expedited, time-critical and rail services.
What is Crowley Solutions?
Crowley Solutions provides global supply chain solution services including truck, rail, air, and ocean transportation as well as global freight forwarding; maritime solutions comprised of naval architecture and marine engineering services, vessel management, chartering, towing, port and range operations, and foreign military sales; energy services including petroleum storage, distribution by sea and land, fuel over the shore and liquefied natural gas solutions, and technology solutions that move customers to the forefront of transportation management, data analysis, automation and cyber security.