Don't Forget: Our 3PL Freight Services Can Mean Savings!

Association 3PL Shipping Solutions Available In Partnership with ReTrans Freight,
With New 'Members Only' Program Waiving Minimum $3,600 Account Retainer     

In announcing a new freight transportation partnership with ReTrans Freight, The Manufacturers’ Association now offers its members the opportunity to discover shipping solutions that provide flexibility and value for manufacturers and producers who need TL, LTL, Inter-air, Intermodal or Expedited freight services. 

As a leading partner with the global Kuehne & Nagel freight network, ReTrans Freight can offer convenient service to Association members throughout our nine-county region from their convenient Mechanicsburg, PA office location.

As a reseller and negotiated enterprise service for shippers, ReTrans Freight is headquartered in Memphis, TN and has been in transportation management for more than 30 years. 

As part of this new partnership agreement, ReTrans will waive their costs to handle all freight bill auditing, payment processing and cost reporting as well as the technology in-use which provides automated freight quoting, billing, project management and access to all document images and tracking information on demand from the ReTrans Freight website – or automatically via their web service integration to a member's ERP or departmental applications.  

The typical retainer (usually in excess of $3600 per year), represents a very substantial savings to members, and also a very significant incentive to members wishing to capture the savings found using ReTrans carrier agreements, which typically average about 13% on freight spending.  This is a very important cost-savings, as this waiver of ReTrans Freight's retainer is not something ReTrans has done for any other association!

(NOTE: There is no minimum spending commitment but ReTrans will do a cost-savings benchmark for any interested Association member, to confirm the hard-dollar savings on freight they may enjoy by using their service. For little or no freight, or no interest in using ReTrans' carriers, there is no need to set-up an account).

Their offer of a free retainer for any interested Association member, is of even more significance when international air and ocean services through their parent company, Kuehne & Nagel, are considered.

ReTrans Freight can offer your organization the following:
  • Optimized Carrier Routings – Access to 20 major LTL and 100+ TL carriers 
  • Potential savings – Up to 20% in freight costs 
  • Consolidated Freight Bill Administration – Pre-audits of all freight invoices    
  • A Variety of Management Information Tools – Web-based services for shippers, with both EDI and XML interfaces    

As a partner with The Manufacturers’ Association, ReTrans Freight can also provide you with: 
  • A no-cost freight analysis and audit of existing freight bills 
  • Automated rate quoting 
  • Consolidated invoicing 
  • An 800-number and customer service hotline 
  • Single-check payment for carriers 
As a service provider to Association members, ReTrans is more than a freight forwarder - they are a freight partner who now offer their services to Association members at attractive member rates. 

For further detailed information, or to begin a discussion and analysis of your freight requirements, contact Mr. Tim Walsh (the Association's representative), at

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"We look forward to strengthening 
our existing relationship" 
– Local economic development official
The Manufacturers' Association
320 Busser Road, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 493
Emigsville PA, 17318
(717) 843-3891