APB Transportation, Inc. has been providing same and next day LTL freight services in the Philadelphia PA area seven days per week since 1992.
In addition, APB specializes in providing a truck and a man for the day for exclusive use, less than truckload (‘LTL”) shipping, as well as common carriage of heavy LTL. We aim to achieve the highest efficiency using the straight truck to ship LTL direct. The tag line on our trucks, “Straight to the Point” defines what we do with a triple meaning: we ship direct, not via a hub and spoke system; we run straight trucks; and we deal straight.
We especially aim to serve shippers with valuable, time sensitive freight with same day and next day expedited shipping and delivery services. This is usually the case with scheduled shipments between manufacturers, printers and mailers, and for construction crews. Therefore, we have equipped our trucks with lift gates,logistic track and straps, and air ride suspensions. We also offer blanket service, labor, and warehousing.
Our success demonstrates that direct shipping on straight trucks is an effective way to move LTL shipments in a 200 mile radius. The advantages of direct shipping in this radius more than outweigh the concentration advantage of hub and spoke shipping. Direct shipping eliminates (1) the cost of and potential damage from moving goods in warehouses between trucks, (2) freight getting on the wrong truck, and (3) separation of pieces of the same shipment.
We provide warehousing of palletized freight at our four warehouses located in Northeast Philadelphia. Heavy LTL, truckload and container shipments only, no box pick and pack.
We provide inland transportation between the northeast U.S. ports of Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore MD and our warehouse or your consignor(ee). For less-than-container shipments, we can provide consolidation of export containers from the northeast U.S. and break-down of import containers to the northeast U.S. Philadelphia is centrally located within a one day truck trip of the following cities: Boston, Providence, New Haven, New York, Albany, Newark, Camden, York-Harrisburg, Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Wilmington, Baltimore, Arlington-Washington DC and Richmond, a geographical area comprising approximately 30% of the U.S. population.