NTX Magazine Volume 3 - Page 54

Industry spotlight logistics “We have the 53-foot trailers, but we also run trucks and vans that can easily get into those areas where the stores are. That way, the customer doesn’t have to wait for the next route truck in a week – we can get them the product now.” nothing new, but the role has expanded with technological advances in electronics, pharmaceuticals and a growth in demand for fresh, exotic foods and more. North Texas is home for this initial market rollout of the concept, which is busy expanding to several other U.S. regions. Anyone who has flown into DFW Airport on a hot afternoon and waited to clear customs understands the heat that a shipment may be exposed to can be damaging, with items such as pharmaceuticals, for example, that need to stay within two and six degrees. SCL combines specialized distribution centers with a g ؘ[