Tailored transport solutions based on your location.
My name is Robert Meehan, CEO and founder of Direct Traffic Solutions.
This is how it all began….
One afternoon while coaching my daughter’s Travel Softball team I received a call. The game was in its eighth inning and the team was trailing 6-5. Still, I had to take the call, it was my duty as a CDL Class truck driver who had over 20 years in the Logistics Industry. Minutes later I found myself backing up the 53-foot tractor-trailer at 11 p.m., waiting for the red dock light to turn green, I asked myself one question: “How did this happen?”
Understanding the problem
Apparently, “Our regular freight broker bailed on us last-minute, and they weren’t upfront about it,” explained the manager on duty. The “leading” 3PL broker told the client: “the truck didn’t show up, and the driver called giving a conflicting excuse.”
The incident inspired me to work closely with the shipping manager to learn more about the pains, struggles, bottlenecks, processes, volume, and issues associated with distribution. I helped to develop an agile, simple and systematic approach that was easily scalable to multiple plants across the country achieving excellence in service.
Let’s do it
For two years I worked on tailoring and tweaking a system that I was preparing to implement doing this as I was coaching and spending time with my family. I kept working on a greater vision to bring commitment, passion, and above all-purpose to the billion-dollar logistics industry. In 2012, the vision became a reality, Direct Traffic Solutions was born.