Freight is one of those essential services that will continue to play a large part in every business. The team at MTM Transport and Logistics has been working behind the scenes to offer a competitive nationwide service that allows our clients to share and contribute towards our dispatch count and buying power. Finally after many months of searching we are in a position to open up a platform that will allow for distributed warehousing and supported multi-carrier strategy for all business’s big and small.
No longer will clients within our approved network have to choose between the additional administrative burden of following up with connotes, lodging claims or even paying a monthly subscription fee. In true Equos Nine fashion we have taken the initiative to create a service that supports business’s and provides a management outcome on a outsourced basis that strives to be unparalleled in the market.
Will this save me money?
This depends greatly on your current freight requirements, your long-term growth and the amount of time you currently spend chasing up freight. We are currently offering our services to small businesses that need to stay a small and agile team but also require an extra 30% in labour resources to ease the management of their outbound freight requirements.
We are not a cost leader in this market since we are a start-up- we simply do not have the buying power…yet. As such you will most likely be able to find cheaper ad-hoc freight rates if you shop around for shipping- assuming that is something you are willing to put the time and effort into doing.
Who can join?
We are not open to the public. Our managed freight services are offered on a referral only basis. In order to join our service network you will need a referral from an existing client or be approached by us directly. We manage our rate of growth carefully so as to maintain our service level and ensure there are adequate resources correctly allocated to all clients to deal with issues that may arise.
Breakdown of Available carriers and Services
Same Day/Same City
- Direct Couriers
Direct Couriers is your go to express same day, same city carrier option. If your parcel or pallet is urgent this is the option to use. No discrimination towards corporate or residential clients when booked via MTM logistics. The premier point-to-point service will help you do local deliveries when you are juggling one too many things.
- Capital Transport
Capital Transport offers a similar service level to direct couriers but at a slightly cheaper price.
This service is (currently) only available in Brisbane.
Road Express Service
- FedEx (TNT Express)
FedEx is the chosen option for express deliveries throughout Australia where reliability and timeliness is required.
You pay for priority and residential addresses have a $10.00 surcharge for pickup and a $10.00 surcharge for delivery. What you need to be wary off when booking with TNT are additional charges.
- Toll IPEC
Similar to FedEx but slightly more expensive. This is the service to use if
- Hunter Express
Our preferred interstate Door to Door service partner for road express services.
Consignment follow-up needs to be done through MTM logistics.
Parcels, Satchels and Online Sellers
- Toll Priority
From 500g letters to 5KG satchels. This service level allows for almost guaranteed next day delivery. If Australia Post Express has let you down or you would like a slightly higher promised service level- Toll Priority is the only way to go.
Satchels need to dispatched from an approved business location. This means our corporate clients can elect to have their location registered as part of MTM logistics network or letters and parcels need to be dropped off at our dispatch centre.
- Australia Post
Australia Post is a carrier that needs no introduction. Nationwide coverage for parcels under 21KG.
You will need to drop off your parcels to the nearest Australia post outlet or have your business address registered as a part of MTM logistics network to enable daily pickups. Minimum pickup values do apply so be weary as to daily dispatches.
- Aramex (formally Fastway)
Aramex provides to us a flat parcel rates throughout Brisbane and competitive rates.
For clients of MTM, our service does REQUIRE signature on delivery. For authority to leave couriers please is your best bet.
- Couriers Please
Small parcels nationwide is their forte. Our rates are geared towards satchels.
Service is standard only. Interstate parcels can take anywhere between 2 days to 2 weeks for delivery depending upon distance to be travelled.
Why don’t I just open my own accounts?
MTM transport and logistics has been operating for well over a decade in the logistics industry as a 3PL warehouse. Over the years it has maintained its own fleet, hired drivers, purchased and disposed of trucks and has in the process become an entity with a great amount of accumulated experience. Whilst we do not claim to have all the answers, we have significant experience in dealing with the issues that arise within supply chains. Horses for courses as the idiom dictates means that we have honed our skills in training and managing teams to ensure we meet management KPI’s. We have shipped thousands of packages through multiple carrier and shipping platforms before choosing to go down the path of offering our freight management service. From the volume discounts we pass onto clients on particular rate cards to knowing when to pay a premium- our aim is to make it so that we are your only point of contact in the majority of situations.
We are not simply a freight aggregation tool but a fully-fledged outsourced service that will allow you to call in and talk to real people in Australia that are more than just reading off a script. Within working hours our response time in responding to a..
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