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Midstates is very easy to work with and we use them to supplement our equipment needs during our peak periods.

LynnCFO, Nashville, TN


Midstates Logistics

Transportation Cost Management

Whether you are seeking comprehensive transportation cost management – or individualized logistics services -- Midstates gives you “hands-on” expertise to help reduce your expenses and streamline your processes. As your logistics business partner, Midstates helps you simplify the overwhelming complexities in today’s complicated transportation world…from escalating supply-chain pressures, volatile fuel prices and rising carrier costs, to driver “no-shows”.

Midstates saves clients an average of
15% or more annually
over their current logistics expenditures.

Each year, Midstates Logistics negotiates millions of dollars in freight expenditures with carriers selected by our clients. Time after time, Midstates Logistics reduces supply chain costs while improving service.

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Carrier Contract Negotiation Analysis

With Midstates, it’s easy to get started. Simply request our FREE Carrier Contract Negotiation Analysis.

Midstates has strong relationships with reliable transportation providers (link to contact carriers) that include TL, LTL, air, ground, expedited, domestic and more. Once we’ve analyzed your carrier agreeements, Midstates works to add value and efficiencies to your operation while simultaneously decreasing your costs.

This analysis process typically involves:

  • Meet with your team to identify acceptable carriers.
  • Create and distribute an RFP inviting your carriers to bid. The RFP will contain defined terms and conditions, along with an agreed upon base rate, standardized accessorial charges and a customized fuel surcharge.
  • Together, we analyze the carrier proposals and assign values from the critera you established at the outset to determine the best transportation value for your company.
  • Refine negotiations with acceptable carriers in accordance with client approval.
  • Develop route guides utilizing on-time delivery performance, customer service, claims history, rates, financial stability and other criteria important in your decision-making process.

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No-Risk Freight Analysis

As another component of our service, Midstates provides a FREE No-Risk Freight Analysis. We audit your current freight expenses and provide a proposal outlining how Midstates can bring value to your organization.

Our comprehensive analysis covers:

  • The efficiency of your current carrier(s)
  • Opportunities for cost reductions
  • Ways to improve service
  • Freight description accuracy
  • Potential fuel surcharge protection

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Freight Bill Audit and Payment Services

Midstates offers a simple way to avoid costly mistakes, overcharges and duplications on freight bills from your carriers. Before payment, Midstates will audit each carrier invoice for accuracy according to your negotiated contracts.

This process ensures that all of your freight invoices are accurate prior to payment, including:

  • Commodity codes and applicable freight classifications
  • Accurate discount
  • Unauthorized accessorial charges

Request a FREE No-Risk Freight Analysis

FREE No-Risk Freight Analysis
to see how Midstates can help.

Midstates’ proactive auditing system not only reveals inaccuracies before bills are paid, but also acts to reduce similar errors in the future. Once we’ve confirmed each invoice is correct, Midstates will then submit carrier invoices to you along with a detailed summary for your final review prior to our rendering payment.

As a result of Midstates’ payment services, you benefit from enhanced cash management. You also save on clerical, bookkeeping and accounting expenses. Meanwhile, Midstates captures the necessary historical data analysis to assess your shipping patterns.

Clients receive complete accounting documentation support:

  • Daily, weekly or monthly customized management reports
  • Annual summaries and cost analysis
  • Routing compliance control
  • Elimination of duplicate payments
  • Cash flow enhancement

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Payment Plans that Work for You

When you work with Midstates, you’re in control. Whether you choose to work on a retainer, per project basis, or our popular “Sharing of Savings” plan, you’ll benefit from our expertise in designing a program that fits your company’s financial needs.

Per Project Services:
Typically, these projects include a fixed cost and defined time period, most frequently spanning 60 to 90 days. Project specifications are customized according to the solutions your company seeks.

Retainer Services:
On a monthly fee basis, Midstates becomes your ongoing business partner, either serving wholly as your outsourced traffic department or providing supplemental support for your current staff. As a result, you eliminate the extra human resource expenses of recruiting and hiring more staff for your traffic department or covering additional overtime pay for employees.

“Sharing of Savings” Services:
As an alternative to an hourly rate or monthly fee, Midstates offers an incentive-based “Share of Savings” price structure. Under these terms, Midstates Logistics mutually agrees with the client to accept a specific percentage of the savings gained from our services.

Please contact us to learn more about the various services provided by Midstates Logistics:

Logistics and Supply Chain Process Review

In today’s highly competitive business environment, it is critical that your logistics and supply chain model deliver your goods in services in a very predictable and efficient fashion. Midstates can conduct a complete review of the means and methods used to move goods and products through your logistics channels. This review is designed to shrink your investment in working capital and reduce transportation and administrative costs in your distribution network. This is accomplished by conducting a detailed analysis of your organization’s inventory control, product transport and administrative practices at each critical point in the supply chain.

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Carrier Links

AAA Cooper Transportation
ABF Freight Systems
Averitt Express
Covenant Transport
Crete Carriers
DHL Express
Estes Express
FedEx Corp
Heartland Express
JB Hunt
Knight Transportation
Old Dominion
Roadrunner Transportation
Saia Motor Freight
Schneider National
Southeastern Freight
Swift Transportation
US Express

US Express

USA Truck
Vitran Corp
Werner Enterprises
Western Express
Wilson Trucking
YRC Worldwide

P.O. Box 575
Brentwood, TN 37027
615-377-2922 (Office)
615-377-1322 (Fax)