Need for Speed + Green? That’s OnTrac.

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 2:49:00 PM

OnTrac Green & Speed

OnTrac is the largest regional parcel delivery company in the 8 Western United States.

With overnight delivery at Ground rates to more than 60 million consumers, it’s no secret that OnTrac is able to offer its customers a faster delivery experience, but our regional capabilities don’t stop there.

Recently, Yves Leclerc, the Managing Director, Supply Chain Practice at West Monroe Partners, published an article on the results of a Green survey that sited other factors United States consumers hold high.

Sustainable transportation is one of them.

In their study, “The Need for Green or the Need for Speed,” results revealed that a sustainable transportation model ranks relatively high on online consumers’ agendas, and many consumers are willing to concede speed and would be willing to pay a premium to make home delivery “greener.”

OnTrac’s delivery system is comprised of a regional hub and spoke model, which means we keep all of our shipments on the ground and keep the environment in mind.

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Our carbon footprint is smaller because we don’t support a world wide infrastructure. Plus, our SmartWay Partnership gives us insight into the industry and provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods moving through our 

This is especially important as retailers make the push for faster delivery network.

With OnTrac, companies don’t have to worry about their efforts being accompanied by a climate friendly delivery company. We give distributors the comfortable balance between speed and “green” that can be appealing to e-commerce companies as well as online consumers.

We continually look for ways to optimize our service routes and operate responsibly within our network.

For our efforts, OnTrac was named one of the Supply and Demand Chain Executive’s Green Supply Chain winners in 2013.

For a more complete listing of OnTrac in the Environment, please visit our Green page: http://www.ontrac.com/compprofileenvironment.asp

Topics: overnight shipping at ground rates, Go Green, environment, OnTrac Shipping

Service, Savings and Convenience - That’s OnTrac.

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 4:38:00 PM

Overnight Shipping in Denver

When you choose a shipping company, you’re choosing flexibility, cost reduction, faster Ground delivery and increased productivity. 

With OnTrac, you get all of that.

We’ll enable your company to gain the competitive advantage, grow revenue and improve shareholder value.

How? Because we’re able to provide you all the reliability you expect from the National Carriers, without the hassle of big volume commitments.

You, and your customers, will save money with fewer surcharges and simple, easy to understand contracts.

Plus, the OnTrac module is easy to use!

Create labels online and take advantage of our mobile device tracking, multi-state drop box locations and free, convenient pickups.

We service 60 million consumers throughout the 8-state service area of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado and Idaho.

If you’re thinking of switching to OnTrac, or you know someone who should, visit our Welcome Center to see how we stack up against the competition.

We’ll show you how to gain a competitive advantage and improve shareholder value.

With faster, more cost effective delivery that is a sustainable competitive advantage, you will be able to increase customer lifetime value.

Plus, better pricing with a regional carrier will improve expense management and ensure profits are not lost in shipping.

It’s easy to see how incorporating a regional carrier into your existing shipping workflow is a great way to reduce your overall net shipping expenses.

Topics: Time in Transit, overnight shipping at ground rates, save a transit day, improve efficiency

Reno, Nevada – Save a Transit Day at Ground Rates!

Posted on Feb 28, 2011 12:39:00 PM

If you’re looking for a more efficient and cost-effective way to distribute your products to the Western Region of the United States, look no further. Many companies are saving both time and OnTrac Reno to West Coast Deliverymoney by choosing Reno, Nevada as their centralized distribution center for disbursing their products to the West Coast.

Nevada Tax Benefits

Using Reno, Nevada as your centralized distribution center offers several financial benefits for your business.  One advantage the state of Nevada offers is its exceptionally low or nonexistent taxes. Listed below are just a few of the tax accommodations in Nevada that give it an edge over neighboring states.  These advantages include:

  • No corporate income tax
  • No personal income tax
  • No franchise tax
  • No inventory tax
  • No corporate shares tax
  • No gross receipts tax
  • Low property tax

Shipping with OnTrac

In addition to the financial benefits, the city of RenOnTrac Reno to West Coast Overnighto’s prime location allows you to deliver your packages overnight by using OnTrac. When shipping to California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Utah, CalTrac* Service reduces your delivery time by a full transit day when compared to our major competitors.

To learn more about relocating to Reno, Nevada, visit the Nevada Secretary of State Business Center website. If you would like to see how OnTrac can save you a transit day on your deliveries at ground rates, please visit ontrac.com/servicesAreas.asp

Written by: Christine Hord

*Volume restrictions apply.

Topics: overnight delivery in CA, overnight delivery in California, package delivery, Reno, overnight shipping at ground rates, 40% less, OnTrac

5 Ways to Save Money with a Regional Package Delivery Company

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 4:28:00 PM

In the midst of the current economic climate, shippers are actively seeking to reduce their costs.  Shipping with a regional package delivery company can reduce a company's shipping spend by as much as 40%.

Just by eliminating the 85 plus accessorial charges that the national carriers levy, a company can save over 25% off their current shipping costs.

Below are 5 reasons, shippers should consider using a regional package delivery carrier:

1) Increased Productivity - Since regional package delivery companies use ground-based solutions to deliver their packages, they have much greater flexibility in offering their customers later pickup times.  They can offer pickup times as late as 8:00 pm and still provide next-day delivery.  For shipments staying in the local area, pickups can be made as late as midnight.

2) Faster Deliveries - Because regional package delivery companies are geographically based, they can provide guaranteed next-day delivery for ground shipments to Zone 4 destinations over 600 miles away from the pickup point.  And can often save a transit day compared to major national carriers.

 

 

3) Aggressive Pricing - Because regional package delivery companies have a specific market niche to fill, they offer rates as low as 40% less than national carriers.  Large companies typically have national contracts with discounted rates from the national carriers.  But now with the exit of DHL from the domestic market there is no "low price leader" to speak of.  As we have seen from the 2009 rate increases, even in challenging economic times, the national carriers will continue to add accessorial charges and raise their rates.  It would very much be in the shipper's best interest to find out where their shipping spend lies on the the national carriers discount tiers. They may be able to move a significant volume over to a regional package delivery company, maintain their national discount level and significantly reduce their costs. 

4) Accessorial Fees- The duopoly of national carriers have over 85 additional charges (accessorials) that can be added to the base price of you shipments.  These include delivery area surcharges, residential surcharges and additional handling fees.  They can add as much as 28% to your package rate.  Most regional carriers limit their additional charges to a handful of fees such as CODs, Saturday delivery and declared value.

5) Within the Region- The majority of packages shipped by companies stay withing their general geographic region.  According to a study done by The Colography Group, 70% of of packages remain within the Zone 4, 600 mile radius of the shipping origin.  And, for regional carriers like OnTrac who also service Zone 5, that percentage climbs to over 80%. 

Using a regional package delivery company can increase your company's productivity by providing later pickup times, give you a speed to market advantage over  your competitors through improved transit times and reduce your shipping expenses through lower rates and fewer accessorial charges. 

Topics: accessorial charges, regional package delivery company, Zone 4 deliveries, overnight shipping at ground rates, save a transit day, 40% less