Fleet Concepts is a full-service third-party logistics company offering transportation and distribution services in many areas. The Dry Van Truck Division, consisting of both National and West Coast Dry Vans, can arrange for Local, West Coast and Nationwide distribution needs both truckload (TL) and less than truckload (LTL). Our Flatbed Truck Division arranges Nationwide service for TL and LTL cargo shipments.
Additionally, specializing in the handling of Temperature Controlled freight and can get it anywhere you need it, at any time.
Contracted Warehouse services are currently provided in Oregon, Washington, and California.
Fleet Concepts was formed in July of 1989 by Dave Bodenhamer and Darryl Pape, both with extensive experience in transportation and logistics, but with an unusual combination. Dave was from the shipper side and Darryl from the carrier side. This combination created an understanding of the needs of both our customers and our carrier partners.
Originally created to market the backhaul capabilities of private fleets, we soon realized that a broader array of carrier availability was necessary to satisfy our customer’s shipments. Incorporating in 1990, we began building a substantial database of contract carriers. This database now numbers over 2,300 and is continually growing.
Concentrating on general dry freight, with an emphasis on grocery products, Fleet Concepts Inc. developed a reputation for on-time performance and personalized service. In addition, we found that it became very important to include warehousing services into our mix so we could achieve complete point to point control.
Fleet Concepts Furthur Down The Road…
By 1994, we had developed a network of warehouses on the West Coast suitable for providing the storage and cross-dock services our customers required.
In 1996 we implemented our plan to begin offering flatbed service. Fleet Concepts Inc. now moves all sizes of legal and over-dimensional shipments throughout the United States, with limited routes into Canada and Mexico.
As our growth continued through 1999, our rapidly expanding customer base required temperature-controlled service, at first just on I-5, but quickly spreading from coast to coast. Our entry into shipping Temperature Controlled products completed our plan to become a “full service” operation.
The new millennium brought forth several new challenges. Y2K concerns and the events surrounding 9/11 required Fleet Concepts Inc. to become even more flexible to our customers’ needs. When coupled with the contraction in the Trucking Industry as a whole and the substantial increases in fuel and other operating costs for our carrier partners, we have moved our sourcing objectives to gain more dedicated equipment. This will mean that we will have equipment available when others might not.
Offering total transportation and warehouse services, Fleet Concepts Inc. can act as a full-time traffic department so our customers do not need to hire additional staff. Our customers soon grow accustomed to the personalized service, of which we are proud. Personalized service means getting the right kind of equipment, at the right time and for the right price.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments. We are always anxious and happy to hear from our customers and those who are visiting our website. Take a moment and get to know our staff and email any of us with questions or comments anytime. Thanks again for getting to know Fleet Concepts Inc. – Your Full Logistics and Warehousing Solution.