One year ago, Gurtler Industries launched Gurtler Logistics, a fully owned and operated division of the company, a division dedicated to providing product-delivery services to its customers, according to a news release. Over the last few years, the industry has experienced increased challenges with delivery services due to the availability of appropriate trucks and drivers. To meet these challenges, Gurtler invested in its own fleet of semi-tractor/trailers and bulk tankers and hired its own staff of fully qualified drivers.
“The formation of our Logistics unit allows us to better control our delivery services, keeping our promise of on-time delivery,” said Greg Gurtler, president of Gurtler Industries. “Plus, our customers benefit from having a Gurtler employee on site for personalized delivery service.”
After one year of operation, Gurtler Logistics has been a success. The new unit has enhanced customer service, improved on-time delivery, and provided more flexibility in scheduling. In addition, the Gurtler drivers are trained and certified in hazardous materials handling and safety, assuring that bulk chemicals are safely off-loaded, and packaged goods are safely handled and delivered.
“I am extremely pleased at how fast our operation has grown and met our early goals,” says Brett Jasik, director of Gurtler Logistics. “Having our own drivers and trucks gives us better control over continually rising costs and ensures more efficient and safer delivery of our chemicals. And on-time delivery performance makes our customers’ operations run more smoothly.”