September 30, 2019 9:45 AM, EDT

Sherwood, Fr8Hub to Move Loads From Laredo, Texas

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Sherwood Food Distributors announced it selected Fr8Hub to help move loads out of Laredo, Texas.

Fr8Hub’s digital freight marketplace directly matches cross-border shippers throughout the United States and Mexico, to and from border cities like Laredo, with available carriers and drivers.

Sherwood, Fr8Hub

“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,” Ari Stern, logistics director at Sherwood Food, said Sept. 24. “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.”

Detroit-based Sherwood reported it ships more than 20 million pounds of food products weekly through a network of distribution centers in Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami and Orlando, Fla.

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It operates distribution centers totaling more than 1 million square feet of refrigerated warehouse space, it said.

Ohad Axelrod, co-founder and CEO of Fr8Hub, said: “Expanding our network’s capacity for refrigerated loads has been a focus for us in 2019, to prepare for leading distributors like Sherwood.”

Sherwood is celebrating its 50th year in business. — Transport Topics