Sherwood ships more than 20 million pounds of food products weekly through a network of distribution centers in Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami and Orlando.
Fr8Hub’s digital freight marketplace matches cross-border shippers throughout the domestic United States and Mexico—to and from border cities like Laredo—with available carriers and drivers. Laredo has been the largest port in the United States since March 2019.
Sherwood, headquartered in Detroit and celebrating its 50th year in business, operates distribution centers totaling more than 1 million square feet of refrigerated warehouse space, with more than a million cases in stock in over 50 categories.
“Our brand promise to customers depends on the quality and freshness of our meat, so we wanted the efficiency, flexibility and visibility of a digital freight broker,” said Ari Stern, Sherwood’s logistics director. “The visibility and tracking that Fr8Hub provides, knowing where a truck is and when it will arrive, is invaluable for perishable products and customers that depend on maximum shelf life.”
Fr8Hub’s digital freight marketplace is integrated with fleet and driver IOT devices to synthesize and analyze together large amounts of data on each fleet and shipment, providing 24x7 visibility tracking on shipment location and timing, the company said. Shippers and carriers can access this critical data through the Fr8Hub Control Center to make timely, actionable decisions on loads, optimize operations and reduce costs.
“Companies like Sherwood need the kind of freight visibility that Fr8Hub provides, to ensure that their product arrives at stores and restaurants on time and ready for the shelf,” said Ohad Axelrod, co-founder and CEO of Fr8Hub. “Expanding our network’s capacity for refrigerated loads has been a focus for us in 2019, to prepare for leading distributors like Sherwood.”
Fr8Hub is focused on cross-border shipping, providing flexibility, visibility and simplicity for the once-complex process of international over-the-road (OTR), cross-border shipping.
To learn more about Fr8Hub, visit fr8hub.com.