Sherwood Food Distributors, one of the largest independent meat distributors in the United States, has selected Fr8Hub to help it move loads out of Laredo, Tex. Fr8Hub is a digital broker focused on cross-border shipping.
Sherwood ships over 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, with headquarters in Detroit, operates distribution centers with over one million square feet total of refrigerated warehouse space.
“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, logistics director of Sherwood Food Distributors. “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 track shipment locations and timing.