Choosing the right 3PL for your business.


When hiring an employee, it is standard practice to conduct an interview and ensure that they are a great fit for your business. Hiring a logistics broker or provider should be treated the same way. Even though you are not adding them to your payroll, they are still interacting with your customers and fulfilling orders for your business.

If you have a current provider or are looking for a new one, they should be able to answer the questions below. We urge you to speak with your current logistics provider if you have one and see how their answers stack up with ours.

How long have you been in business? – Jameson Logistics has been in business for 30 years and we cut our teeth on truckload services. Jameson Logistics is a Family and Veteran owned and operated company located in the Tampa Bay Florida area. Bill and his son Bryan founded Jameson Logistics in 1989. In their first year of operation they moved over 3,000 loads for customers nationwide and had 1.2 million dollars in revenue. Since then Jameson Logistics has grown to several offices nationwide and moves tens of thousands of shipments a year both nationally and internationally.

What services do you offer and recommend for my business? – Jameson Logistics offers a wide array of services. We offer truckload shipping, OD & specialized shipping, less than truckload shipping, expedited options, International shipping that includes ocean, air and inter-modal along with white glove services. We would love to speak with you and determine which services your business would benefit from most.

Several years ago, Jameson Logistics became a part of the RR Donnelley DLS Worldwide Group. RR Donnelley is over 100 years old and the largest printing and print marketing company in the world with over 1 billion dollars in annual freight spend. As a member of the RR Donnelley Group we have access to provide our customers the same carrier relationships as those of RR Donnelley. This equates to extremely attractive shipping rates for our customers along with exceptional service. With that kind of freight spend you get the best rates and customer service dur to volume. In most cases we have found our rates better for our customers than if they had gone direct to the carrier in all modes of transport.

What is your core business philosophy? – Our staff is centered on customer service and we look at ourselves as an extension of your sales and customer service in that the handling delivery of your freight should project a professional image. Did you also know that a Jameson Logistics representative is available 24/7 by phone or email? We value our relationships with our customers and our contracted carriers and have been delivering on commitments since 1989.

Can you provide references from clients with a similar business? – We absolutely can! If you visit our homepage you will find customer testimonials and the industry that our customers are in. The customers we service have a wide array of products and services and we love finding ways to help their individual needs.

How do you source your carriers and what is your carrier on-boarding process? – We have an extensive carrier network with unmatched resources. All our Carriers are thoroughly vetted and have satisfactory carrier performance reports and inspection reports.

Are you properly licensed and bonded? – We are licensed and bonded to arrange freight shipments as an intermediary with common carriers and freight companies.

Do you carry contingent cargo insurance? – Jameson Logistics carries contingent cargo insurance which covers up to $250,000 per occurrence. We also offer insurance policies that you can add to your freight shipments depending on the freight value.