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Asset Based Carrier & FTL Transport

With multiple terminals in the Twin Cities and Kansas City, MO, Murphy Warehouse Company is committed to owning and operating one of the best asset-based fleets in North America. Murphy’s experienced drivers set the team apart from the competition. Their drivers are exceptional and this clearly shows when they deliver the customer experience.

Murphy’s experienced fleet provides exceptional customer service and operations. Multiple teams and resources allow the fleet to flex capacity, passing the savings on to client partners. Murphy’s state-of-the-art equipment and maintenance program ensures that the fleet is reliable and always ready to serve your needs. All trucks have multiple communication capabilities like satellite tracking and on-board communications. Murphy can pinpoint your freight location all the time, every time.

The Murphy policy is to protect the environment and the health and safety of its employees, its customers and the public. This fleet strives to conduct all these activities in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Every day, Murphy customers move their goods from our warehouses to destinations all over the country. We use our asset based fleet of Murphy trucks to help them do this and offer FTL transport services. Operating out of Minnesota’s Twin Cities and the Kansas City, Missouri area, we help you get your goods to where they need to be.

What is an Asset Based Carrier?

When it comes to trucking companies, there are asset based and non-asset based carriers. The difference lies in whether the company has its own equipment to move your goods to their destination.

As an asset based carrier, Murphy operates a fleet of trucks to help you ship your goods to destinations across the Midwest. At the same time, we operate a non-asset based 3PL brokerage by partnering with other carriers. Doing so allows us to provide more flexibility to our customers, and it lets you reach more destinations with ease.

The Advantages of Using an Asset Based Carrier

The key benefits of working with an asset based carrier include reliability, cost effectiveness, and liability. It is easier for carriers to maintain high standards when they control more variables such as managing their own equipment and employing their own drivers. 

These same factors also make it easier for the carrier to manage costs effectively. At the same time, all liability for any issues is centralized in one company. And our model of managing our own fleet plus partnering with other carriers gives us the flexibility to offer customers the best of both worlds.

What is FTL Transport?

FTL stands for ‘Full Truck Load.’ As the name implies, it involves shipping enough goods to fill up a truck’s entire cargo area. This is in contrast to LTL or ‘Less Than Truck Load,’ which means that your goods only fill up part of the cargo area, so you share the space with other shippers.

The main benefit of shipping FTL is that your goods go directly to their destination since you are the only one using the cargo area. As such, they will arrive more quickly at their intended destination. The desire for this simple and direct option is why we offer FTL transport at Murphy.

Whether you need FTL or LTL, we have you covered. Speak with our team of logistics experts so you can determine the right solution for your needs.