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Transportation Program

Looking for a reliable, cost-effective way to get your products shipped?

The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association has entered into a strategic partnership with the leading third party logistics provider C. H. Robinson Worldwide, to provide GFVGA members with all of their transportation needs. This service is free to members and is designed specifically for the grower/shipper industry.

Options are key to the program which is designed specifically to address the concerns of the industries’ transportation needs. C.H. Robinson taps into a pool of 50,000 contract carriers of all types – such as rail, truck, or air – and can service deliveries of any size or consistency.

The program provides members services such as:

  • Weekly market pricing & marketplace communication
  • Surge capacity during seasonally tight markets
  • Online visibility
    • Track & Trace trucks
    • Order tendering, bills of lading, accounts receivable
  • 24/7/365 communication & shipment monitoring
  • Executive scorecarding and customized reporting
  • Sustainability benchmarking
  • Claims management

Monday mornings from March through August, C. H. Robinson sends out an update email that provides GFVGA members with a forecast of rates and  refrigerated equipment supplies for the coming week. And the program isn’t just limited to fresh produce! All freight tendered by participating members is eligible for program services, such as shipments of packing, field bins, machinery, and processed and frozen products. This innovative transportation program is designed to give GFVGA members operating flexibility, a reliable source of equipment and outstanding service at competitive rates.

To sign up contact Rebecca Smith in the association office, or you can contact C.H. Robinson directly by calling Jaime Cimino at the information below to set up an account or receive more information about the program.

Jaime Cimino
813-840-4597, office
[email protected]