PartnerShip Simplifies Shipping Needs

As part of its mission to celebrate organizations that push the foodservice equipment and supplies industry forward, the FEDA First Thing newsletter is publishing a series of Q&As with member companies. This week features PartnerShip, an associate company offering competitive less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload freight rates. Located in Oberlin, Ohio, PartnerShip has more than thirty years of experience helping equipment dealers and manufacturers reduce their freight costs.

How many locations do you have?  
Harry Centra, senior program manager: The PartnerShip office is located in Oberlin, Ohio, with remote staff all across the country.

What are your primary categories and services today? 
PartnerShip offers competitive less-than-truckload and truckload freight rates with UPS Freight, YRC Freight, XPO, and many other carriers. Whether you need flexible LTL options for smaller pallet moves or a dedicated truck for increased security and efficiency, PartnerShip has you covered. Find more information at

How many employees do you have? 
We are an organization of roughly 50 employees.

Who is your customer base?
We work with a variety of businesses that are looking to reduce their freight costs. PartnerShip has more than 30 years of experience working with equipment dealers and manufacturers, and we’re familiar with the unique challenges and needs specific to shipping equipment loads safely and on budget.

What is your latest and most interesting company innovation?
Recently, PartnerShip launched warehousing and distribution services that can improve your supply chain efficiency, including contract and on-demand warehousing, cross-docking and transloading, LTL and truckload brokering, and other storage services.

How is your company making the best use of new technology?
PartnerShip uses GPS technology, electronic data interchange (EDI) integrations, and transportation management systems to provide our customers with increased tracking visibility and the best freight rates. We also offer online tools that allow you to manage the entire shipment process from start to finish – quoting, booking, and billing – easily, and when it’s convenient for you.

How has the way you serve customers changed during the COVID-19 crisis? (such as curbside pickup, increased online orders)
Now more than ever, businesses count on reliable and affordable shipping options to meet order requests and keep customers happy. Throughout this crisis, we have worked to provide our customers with ways to reduce their freight costs so their business can stay viable.

Are you doing any special things to support your community during the COVID-19 outbreak? 
PartnerShip is more than a business – we are a culture of friends and family. During these unprecedented times, our team has worked remotely to ensure the safety and health of our staff, so that we can better serve our customers and keep their businesses running smoothly.

What excites you about the future of our industry?
With a future that emphasizes better efficiency, it’s important that your supply chain and logistics operations are optimized. Nothing excites us more than helping you get there by giving you the resources to ship smarter, so you can focus on other areas of your business.