3PL Solutions

Third Party Logistics

Each and every member of the Northern Logistics team is driven to deliver results. Simply put, we operate with the mindset that we never say no to our clients. However big or small your supply chain issue is, we will work with you to identify solutions which are achievable, affordable and offer you ROI in the shortest time frame possible

We customize our approach based on your business and mold real solutions based on your individual company needs. We are committed to helping you achieve results with every load – no matter which carrier’s name is on the truck. We utilize our company owned assets and blend with our extensive partner carrier network to deliver efficiencies to your supply chain network.

Our logistics professionals become an extension of your team, focused on delivering results and supporting your client’s success. Our cross functional staffing is available whenever and wherever you need us. We evaluate your transportation needs, discover inefficiencies, deliver the best value, and ensure you get the solutions that are right for you.

Intermodal

Intermodal, is one of the top supply chain trends impacting the transportation industry today; Northern Logistics has you covered. Intermodal has gained popularity recently because of its budget-friendly and environmentally-friendly nature. Northern’s vast network of intermodal carriers can give you the assurance that either a local or national option is always available. Shifting 25% of the truckload freight to railways by 2025 would result in 2.8 billion fewer hours spent in commuter traffic, 18 billion gallons of fuel saved, and 800,000 fewer tons of air pollution. Intermodal can complement all the other ways you are moving your freight daily, without sacrificing service!

Blending rail and over the road options works best when you are dealing in high volume shipments through longer shipping lanes. Lastly, when trucks are hard to come by, the railways might be wide open; often allowing for identical or faster transit times. Our specialist at Northern have the experience to effectively search these options, and best place your freight for Intermodal shipping without sacrificing timing.

Expedited 

Northern is a full service expedited transportation provider with domestic, international, ground, air, and ocean solutions. With Northern Expedite you can operate your supply chain faster, more efficiently, and maximize your use of capital, enhance customer service, and improve inventory management and transparency. Our goal is to allow you to faster and better serve your end user.

We offer door-to-door expedited freight solutions for any size need, ranging from hand carry boxes to full TL options. Northern’s staff is a group of dedicated and experienced specialists that can offer full customer service 24/7/365; with an industry leading response and recovery timing. We operate with over 40 top expedited carriers within the United States and Canada. When time is of the essence, we have the options to deliver fast, and safe air charter capabilities door -to- door. Our vast experience in expedite and air charter services, you can be assured your freight will be managed and tracked 24/7; all the way to point of delivery. As well, our team is always looking for blended truck-plane solutions that can cut costs, while maintaining the best options for time critical operations.

Our Locations

24/7 - 365

Clare

4915 E. Colonville Road
Clare, Michigan 48617
Free: +1 800 342 0783
Tel: +1 989 386 7556
Fax: +1 989 386 9922

Grand Rapids

7378 Expressway Dr SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548
Free: +1 800 342 0783
Tel: +1 616 281 8210
Fax: +1 616 281 8213

Boyne City

827 Moll Drive
Boyne City, Michigan 49712
Free: +1 800 342 0783
Tel: +1 231 547 9660
Fax: +1 231 547 6681

Taylor

7475 Holland Road
Taylor, Michigan 48180
Free: +1 800 342 0783
Tel: +1 231 547 9660
Fax: +1 231 547 6681

Lansing

2700 Port Lansing Road
Lansing, Michigan 48906
Free: +1 800 342 0783
Tel: +1 989 386 7556
Fax: +1 989 386 9922