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Accepting cross docking clients in central Florida

What businesses need a cross docking warehouses in central Florida?

Tampa Bay is home to a wide range of distributors and retailers that service the local area. These companies regularly ship inventory into the area from outside of Florida to meet local demand. As the Tampa area continues to grow, demand for goods of all kinds has increased with no signs of slowing down. All of this increased demand means more trucks are delivering more goods to the area.

Unfortunately not every delivery goes as planned. Sometimes unexpected delays, issues, or other anomalies happen and you need a short-term cross docking warehouse to store your pallets for a few days or weeks. Common reasons to need a cross docking warehouse include missed delivery appointments, poorly stacked pallets needing to be restacked, or overweight truckloads needing to be offloaded to legal weight.

To account for the increased demand and the increased likelihood of delivery issues, central Florida shippers need a dependable cross docking warehouse to unload their pallets and temporarily store them until they are needed.

The following central Florida industries, and more, use cross docking warehouses to improve their logistics network.

Medical devices & Electronics

Electronics and medical devices

Paper goods

Paper products

Dry grocery goods

Dry grocery

Pool & landscaping goods

Pool and landscaping

Agricultural products


Apparel & fashion

Fashion and apparel

Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG)

Fast moving consumer goods

Tourist industry


What happens at a cross docking warehouse?

Cross docking warehouses, in central Florida, unload pallets, store the pallets for a short time, and then load the pallets onto another truck when they are later needed. The cross docking warehouse is normally only responsible for counting the number of pallets unloaded; they do not count the items received. Cross docking warehouses often store pallets for days or weeks, but some cross docking warehouses offer monthly storage as well. The pallets shipping from a cross docking warehouse may ship out on multiple truckloads, or via a single truckload.

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Unload pallets at our central Florida cross docking warehouses

Cross docking warehouses unload pallets at their facility when inbound trucks arrive. The warehouse only counts the number of pallets unloaded. Any obvious Overages, Shortages, and Damages (OS&D) are recorded and reported accordingly.

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Short-term storage and staging in central Flordia

Cross docking warehouses offer short-term storage to clients needing to keep their goods somewhere for only a short period. Cross docking warehouses let clients store their goods for days, weeks, or months.

Restack pallets

Restack pallets in central Florida

Cross docking warehouses offer the on-demand services that drivers need to get their freight delivered even when things go wrong. Some receivers are strict when it comes to the condition of the goods they receive, so they may reject your load because the pallets are poorly stacked or have fallen over in the truck. Our central Florida warehouses offer pallet restacking services and other Value Added Services that help drivers that are in a pinch.

What payment types are accepted for our cross docking warehouse services?

We offer several convenient payment options for cross docking clients to pay for on-demand warehousing services. For short-term cross docking work, all payments are due before the pallets are released to the outbound driver. Clients storing goods for over a month are billed monthly, and full payment is due before all pallets are released.

We accept payment for cross docking warehouse services via:

  1. Credit card
  2. Zelle
  3. Wire Transfer, or
  4. EFS driver checks (Comchecks)

How can cross docking clients get started?

  1. Contact our team
  2. Quick call (with a WE owner-operator) to confirm details and client need
  3. WE send you a Quote based on the details gathered during the call
  4. You award Warehousing Etc the job
  5. You route your shipment(s) for delivery to our Tampa cross docking warehouse
  6. We hold your pallets until you need to pick them up

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