Due to its location in America’s Heartland, Minnesota’s chief exports are farm products including soybeans, corn, animal feed, and pork. Minnesota is home to many leading food processing companies whose products range from frozen entrées, to snack foods, and commercial bakery items. In 2021, Minnesota’s exports totaled $43.3 billion of these goods. Primarily to support these industries, the state’s leading imports are fuels, industrial machinery, and precision instruments. In 2021 imports to the state totaled $64.09 billion. Rail and trucking are the major carriers for these goods. These shipping modes converge at warehouse loading docks throughout the state, where containers and trailers must be inspected and unloaded as swiftly as possible. Recent paradigm shifts in consumer spending have impacted the timeline for products, goods, and perishables along supply chains nationwide. The recent pandemic gave rise to consumer demand for faster deliveries of products and goods. This has only placed a greater responsibility upon supply chain management to fulfill retailers’ and consumers’ needs faster than ever before. Logistics and operations managers can meet the growing demand for increased supply chain efficiency by hiring on-demand freight unloading services in Minnesota by partnering with Labor Loop. We provide experienced, ‘by-the-job’ staffers to increase the efficiency of your supply chain as well as to reduce your overhead costs, all without sacrificing worker safety.
Shorter delivery schedules mean that trailer and container unloading in Minnesota is not a task left to your existing staffers trained in other skills. It is possible, however, to maintain tight schedules and hold the line on labor costs. Labor Loop invites your business managers to contact our team to discuss a cost-effective, highly efficient means to achieve your goals. Deployed on short-notice when and where they are needed, our on-demand lumper teams work quickly and efficiently to maintain both schedules and safety. Next, after their work has been inspected and approved, they depart. This also reduces overhead and the need to find 40 hours of tasks for a full-time freight unloading staffer, as well as to subsidize benefit costs.
Damages can occur in transit that are caused by shifted freight. At our Minnesota-based job sites, when our team discovers damaged freight due to load shift, we quickly record and document the losses for an insurance claim while remaining on or close to schedule. In addition, our teams know how to shore-up improperly loaded freight so that it can be removed without further damages and/or asset losses.
Contact Labor Loop to schedule your consultation to discuss all your freight unloading needs.