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FST Logistics - Third Party Logistics

Welcome to FST Logistics. Our goal is to be the primary choice for all your third-party logistics (3PL) needs. Our team of experts specializes in multi-temperature-controlled warehousing and refrigerated transportation. Whether you are looking for a place to store your most valuable products, or a truck to transport your LTL, truckload, expedited, dedicated, or hazardous freight throughout the 48 states, FST is the right choice for you.

FST excels as a 3PL service provider and is committed to adding value and bringing communication to warehousing and transportation. It is said that communication is the key to any third-party logistics relationship and that's why FST is committed to staying in constant contact with our customers. Our proactive communication approach begins with a dedicated customer service representative to assist with your order and ends with a satisfied customer.

An asset-based carrier, FST manages every step of the transportation and distribution process to ensure that your freight arrives to the required location, on time, every time. At any point, we know who is hauling your load, where they are, and when your shipment will arrive. Managing the entire process is an advantage that only an asset-based carrier – like – FST can provide!

FST Logistics is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. With easy access to interstates 70 and 71, we are conveniently located within a one day drive or one hour flight of approximately 46% of the population and manufacturing capacity of the United States and 44% of the population of the U.S. and Canada - greater than that of Chicago, Ill., Harrisburg, Pa., Indianapolis, In. and Kansas City, Mo. In a recent Columbus Value Proposition Market Analysis which ranks cities for the best in use and cost advantage, Columbus received a 21 out of a possible 25 points. This again topped Chicago, Harrisburg, Indianapolis, and Louisville, Ky. in comparison of population reach (both 300 and 500 mile radius) cost of labor, cost of occupancy, and logistics cost: east coast vs. west coast – inbound.


Warehousing

We are THE primary multi-temperature controlled public warehousing facility in Ohio, providing frozen, cooler, and dry storage services! FST Logistics is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and provides temperature-controlled and dry storage public warehousing.

Here are some of the benefits that make FST the right choice for public warehousing:

  • AIB and ASI top-rated food-grade warehousing facility
  • HACCP Standards
  • Short and Long term Storage
  • Unlimited Storage Capacity
  • Special Services: Pick & Pack, Wrapping, Labeling, Kitting, POS Prep, Barcode Scanning, and Special Projects
  • State-of-the Art Web-based inventory management systems
  • 99.9999% Order Accuracy
  • 24-hour service and security

Order Fulfillment

FST Logistics is excited about offering our order fulfillment warehouse processes! Whatever kind of special project you need completed, FST is equipped with the right solutions and man-power to tackle your most tedious projects! For the last three years FST has been running at a 99.9999% order fulfillment and accuracy rating. We feel as though this number is a direct reflection of our processes that are improved upon each and every day.

Here are some of the special order fulfillment warehouse projects that FST could do for you:

  • Pick & Pack
  • Wrapping and Rewrapping
  • Labeling
  • Pricing
  • Kitting
  • POS Prep
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Drop Shipping
  • Special Projects, etc.

Refrigerated Shipping

FST is proud to say that one of our biggest successes is refrigerated transportation. Because our temperature-controlled terminal is located in Columbus, Ohio, it's easy to pick-up shipments from neighboring states. Once your refrigerated transport shipment has arrived at our facility, we load it right on the delivery truck. That's door-to-door service! Unlike most companies, your products will not be sent to multiple terminals before they reach their delivery destination. At FST we pride ourselves on only having to touch your product once!

By using our streamlined, organized cross dock, FST helps to eliminate overages, shortages, and damages. This is just another reason FST is the right choice for your Refrigerated Shipping transportation needs!

Pool Distribution

Our Idea of Pool Distribution: Grouping multiple shipments to minimize time and costs in order to effectively and efficiently make deliveries.

As an LTL carrier, it's key to master pool distribution services. To build a cost effective and mileage efficient outbound load, FST groups LTL shipments by:

  • Consignee
  • Location
  • Ship Date
  • Customer Request Arrival Date (CRAD)
  • Weight
  • Number of Pallets
  • Type of Product

Hazardous Materials Shipping

Protecting products, people, and the environment is FST's goal when transporting hazardous materials. FST is very selective in the types of hazardous materials we transport, only transporting hazmat that is compatible with foodstuffs. Each driver and employee has been trained to follow hazardous material shipping regulations and security procedures because when it comes to the integrity of FST and our customers, we don't take any chances. FST is equipped to add exceptional value to our customers while staying in constant communication with you about your hazardous material shipment.

FST is a specialized carrier with capabilities of handling multi-temperature controlled hazardous materials. FST fulfills these requirements by following the Department of Transportation's storage, loading and unloading compatibility chart and taking it one step further by separating any hazmat products away from foodstuff so that in the unlikely event of a leak or spill, the hazmat products would not commingle.

Full Freight Distribution Services

At FST, we recognize the value of your products and consider it an honor to provide transportation logistics services for you. Our #1 goal is to ensure your freight is transportated as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible for the right price!

Whether you need an LTL, truckload, brokered, expedited, dedicated, hazardous, or temperature-controlled freight distribution service, you can count on us to get the job done right! Our skilled team of associates are ready to keep you informed about your shipment throughout the entire transportation process.

FST is set apart from other companies because we bring exceptional value and communication to our customers. As an asset-based transportation logistics provider, we have the capacity, skills, expertise, and training that allow us to manage every step of the transportation and distribution process. So, when we say we offer you error-free, LTL, truckload, brokered, expedited, dedicated, hazardous, and temperature-controlled freight distribution services anywhere in the continental Unites States, we will deliver!