ECU Worldwide, the world’s leader in LCL consolidation is synonymous with ocean side cargo movement. Interestingly it also provides trucking services in many countries and in the USA it even has its own trucking brokerage company, ECU Trucking.
Making ECU Worldwide’s global cargo transportation truly seamless with the perfect complementary service, ECU Trucking specifically provides trucking services for domestic shipments with the USA and coordinates all trucking operations of ECU Worldwide. Within USA it focuses on providing trucking services to NVOCCs and freight forwarders and organizes the pick-ups and deliveries for ECU Worldwide’s customers.
Safe, secure, asset-light transportation
Mainly operating in the B2B space, similar to the international services of ECU Worldwide across its global network in 180 countries, ECU Trucking helps transport all types of goods and services across USA, in line with specific requirements of its freight forwarding partners and customers.
Interestingly, the company owns zero trucks. Focused on being asset-light, it operates through a wide network of partners providing various trucking services – Less than Truckload (LTL), Full Truckload (FTL) and Full Container Load/Drayage (FCL).
The company also provides insurance to ensure that the goods are fully protected as they get transported across the country. ECU Trucking’s insurance service provides online quotes, door-to-door coverage, all risk coverage and competitive rates to risk-proof the transportation of cargo.
Differentiated services for happy customers
The LTL offerings have over 50 national, regional and local LTL carriers, most of which are TSA approved and come with a highly trained staff. In a move to ensure customers’ convenience, no freight classification exists – all rates are based on density and differentiated services are provided for customers as per their requirement. As a result of the diverse variety in truckers and volumes built over many years, ECU Trucking is able to offer excellent competitive rates and create value for freight forwarders.
The FTL network has over 7000 carriers including dry vans, reefer and special equipment trucks with capacity for oversized and overweight cargo. To ensure complete transparency, each carrier’s performance, license and insurance record is maintained and a dedicated FTL team helps customers with cost improvement, capacity and special projects.
Additionally, FCL or drayage services offer complete coverage of all USA/Canada ports with over 120 intermodal carriers, stevedoring companies and portside operation facilities. For the ocean projects, flat racks and Open Top (OT) containers or Out Of Gauge (OOG) cargo, ECU Trucking supports customers with finding stevedoring partners or an overhaul carrier.
Ever committed to providing customer delight, all bills are closed within 48 hours of control over the shipment, since freight forwarders need final costs to invoice their customers. Moreover, with API connectivity they get visibility and clear status information. All services come with quality assurance. The system can quote/book shipments of all size, including FTL as well as Full Container Load drayage to and from the railroads and ports.
“The hallmark of these services is customer centric approach. Be it the API connectivity or the Transportation Management System that allows customers to get online quotes, track their shipments or excellent insurance coverage, customers prefer ECU Trucking because of the superior service and the quality assurance we offer,” says Brad Broder, Vice President, ECU Worldwide USA.
With a customer centric approach, focus on digitalization and coverage across the length and breadth of the country, ECU Trucking, is the backbone for ECU Worldwide’s trucking requirements in the USA.