I’ve driven literally millions of miles running my own trucking firm for more than twenty seven years. Since I started my business, I’ve had to improvise as trends changed, both in the economy and the transportation industry. Believe me, I’ve had plenty of time to think in the cab of my truck and devise solutions to some tough logistics challenges. More than twenty years ago, I was instrumental in bridging a gap between manufacturers of construction materials and their retailers, helping them to rethink the way their products could be delivered.
It was during hauling a tractor trailer full of wood fuel pellets from New Hampshire one day that got me thinking about a better way to deliver this product to the end user. I really liked the whole idea about wood pellets as a fuel, and knew there had to be a better way to get the product to the customer other than bulky, hard to handle forty pound bags.
I knew from experience that direct shipment of construction materials from the manufacturer to the job site cut costs through minimized damage, reduced handling, and accelerated delivery time. Retailers were able to skip the process of unloading and reloading trucks plus save space in their store locations to store stock product. With special unloading equipment we placed materials anywhere the customer wanted.As the popularity of wood pellets took hold, I thought it was only natural for this delivery concept to find its place with this product, too. And I knew there had to be an easier way for the end user of wood pellets to use their product after it was delivered. Up until now, that meant carrying heavy bags and stacking them inside the home.
I researched the idea of shipping pellets in bulk to residential customers without plastic bags. As luck would have it, there were already two sources of getting wood pellets delivered in bulk... All that was needed was specialized equipment, a customer base, and a marketing concept to get things moving. I contacted an eastern Pennsylvania manufacturer about the idea of providing that service in the eastern part of Pennsylvania. I concluded that for the time being residential bulk delivery is still in its infancy and will be some time before it catches on. The next best convenience to get wood pellets to the consumer is direct shipment from the manufacturer with the use of a forklift attached to the truck.
I’m personally very excited about the efficiencies and cost savings that we’re able to provide our friends and neighbors in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. Because you’re my neighbor, you can be confident that my company, Georgia Peach, Inc. will make your delivery experience fulfilling.