Entries by Jen Whitson

Have Lunch On Me, KC!

Did you know that 15.6 million U.S. households were food insecure at some time during 2016? Or that 17.2% of the population in Jackson County, Missouri, is food-insecure? That’s about 117,270 individuals right in our own backyard. Agforce delivers food and beverage shipments coast-to-coast every day of the year, but we wanted to make sure […]

We’re One of KC’s Top 10 Small Businesses

Every year, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Small Business Celebration, a series of events that support and celebrate the Kansas City small business community. The Celebration then results in a highly competitive selection of Top 10 Small Businesses. In 2019, Agforce Transport Services was one of the Top 10! “I am […]

Case Study: Major Brands

The Client Major Brands is a leading Missouri distributor of premium spirits, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, and the largest distributor that remains Missouri-owned and operated. With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and Cape Girardeau, Major Brands employs more than 600 people and serves more than 9,000 retail customers throughout the state. […]

The Experience Makes a Difference

Great customer experience. It’s a hot topic right now across many industries, including transportation. But, how do you know you are getting the best experience? It may be a gut feeling, intuition, but let’s see if we can pinpoint some checklist items for a strategic evaluation. And, while we’re at it, let’s tackle why experience […]

Diversification: Optimize Your Supply Chain

Diversification [dih-vur-suh-fi-key-shuh] noun: the act or practice of manufacturing a variety of products, investing in a variety of securities, selling a variety of merchandise, etc., so that a failure in or an economic slump affecting one of them will not be disastrous. The economic slump referred to in the definition of diversification translates to supply […]

Freight Claims: What You Need to Know

Safe. And on time. That’s how your freight should deliver. But we all know damage can happen and we need to know how to handle it. Let’s talk about the things you can do to help ensure your freight arrives safe, as well as the need-to-know information if indeed you find yourself staring at a […]

Agforce Vice President Andy Tuley’s 2019 Intermodal Outlook

Precision in an Imprecise Market 2018 was a big year for precision railroading, and that’s an understatement. Some might go so far to say it was a “make or break” year, and I would have to agree – as long as those people also agreed that by December 31, 2018, we could conclude precision railroading […]

Case Study: Intermodal v. Boxcar

Meet Jerry Our friend Jerry is the operations manager at a large beverage distribution company. He was frustrated and unsure of his department’s efficiency when we met. You see, the logistics behind the wine and spirits industry is nothing to sneeze at. Jerry was jumping through hoops (picture the kind with fire) to keep the […]

Cargo Theft: Is Your Freight at Risk?

A suspected crew of cargo thieves followed a truck from a local warehouse. The truck didn’t go far, parking just a couple of miles away. Detective Gerardo A. Pachuca of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Cargo Criminal Apprehension Team (Cargo CATs) had the crew under surveillance. He reached out to the driver to let him […]