Tim Quirk, President
Successful organizations know that convenient and reliable relocation services play a key role in enticing top talent. Yet, this seemingly simple task is often fraught with complications.
Most prospective employees with school-aged children would prefer to relocate during the summer months, avoiding the disruption caused by switching school districts mid-year. However, companies in the household goods moving and storage industry have historically been unable to accommodate these preferences in a timely manner due to driver shortages.
Tim Quirk, President of Rhode Sense, noticed this gap in the 3PL marketplace more than 20 years ago. He immediately set to work, designing and implementing an alternative solution. Quirk says, “A good relocation package can sometimes be a make-or-break deal when sourcing the best talent. We provide an alternative option to the way it’s always been done, attempting to solve the driver shortage in the household goods industry. With our program, we ensure that we have a truck on-site anywhere in the continental United States any day of the year.”
Rhode Sense brings over 100 years of freight brokerage experience, focusing on professional, timely crated LTL and FTL services, full-service moves, time specific deliveries, and/or multi-stop truckload shipments with competitive rates. The company’s reputed clientele comprises transportation service providers approved by the U.S. Department of Defense, corporate relocation management companies, as well as private corporations looking to relocate workers.
Combining innovative and cost effective solutions with individualized service, Rhode Sense has driven the success of many customers over the years. One example was a client who shipped freight back and forth between two facilities located at opposite ends of the country.
The process was inefficient and costly. Rhode Sense established a consolidation process and developed carriers within this lane to reduce costs. This new process significantly increased the client’s profitability.
Another client reached out to Rhode Sense seeking help to penetrate a new market segment that they had difficulty breaking into. Rhode Sense recognized that missed delivery windows were mission-critical for the client. They partnered to customize a solution that worked for all stakeholders in the client organization. After implementation, the client experienced zero late deliveries. Rhode Sense’s client was able to increase market share in their new segment and doubled their business in one year.
The goal we set for ourselves when starting this company was to solve the driver shortage in the household goods industry. We do that by providing an alternative option to the way it has always been done. Our program, ensures that we can have a truck on-site anywhere in the continental United States any day of the year
Rhode Sense’s team, like its clientele, is dispersed across the country, and their 3PL experts work together and share a unified vision to build and sustain the relationships that allow Rhode Sense to deliver its customized solutions. Each client is assigned a single, dedicated account representative to facilitate efficient, clear, and streamlined communication. This single point of contact allows Rhode Sense representatives to form a deep understanding of the challenges clients are currently facing and those they are likely to face in the future. Because of the close relationship that the team shares with clients, they can often predict and proactively manage their needs.
In an industry where overpromising and underdelivering is a persistent challenge, Rhode Sense is refreshingly confident in what it can deliver. Apart from government and private sector clients, Rhode Sense plans to extend its innovative solutions to the commercial market. Quirk says, “As a trusted 3PL partner, we undertake the projects that others are afraid of. Give us a chance to solve your most difficult relocation service problems and see what we can do.”