What Transportation Services Does Riverside Logistics Offer?

Third Party Freight Management
 – It can take hours of valuable time to search for the best combination of mode, equipment, schedule, price and availability. Even then, you may not be sure that you’ve selected the right carrier for the job. When you have Riverside Logistics manage your shipments, whether for a project or your entire supply chain, we tap into our vast contracted and insured network of quality, reputable carriers to find the best solution. We have access to all modes of transportation, including small package, LTL, full load /consolidations, refrigerated, dry, and flat bed.

Riverside offers dedicated trucking resources to serve the Middle Atlantic and Southeastern states along the I-95 corridor. Our experience is both broad and deep, including work in a variety of industries such as medical products (including sterile surgical products), food and beverages, building materials, retail and industrial packaging, metals, chemicals, fertilizer and minerals, automotive supply, timber and paper products and a wide variety of consumer products including, non-durables and durables. We are a proud member of The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) as well as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, leading trade associations of third party logistics companies.


  • Truck Brokerage
  • Core Carrier Program
  • Carrier Quoting – RFP, RFQ, Analysis, Negotiation, and Contracting
  • Shipment Consolidation and Mode Selection
  • Carrier Optimization and Selection
  • Freight Bill Audit and Payment
  • Freight Claims & Prevention Strategies
  • Yard Management
  • Trailer Pools

Transportation Modes

  • Air freight (small package and heavyweight)
  • Small parcel
  • LTL (Standard and Volume Quote)
  • Drayage
  • Truckload (Dry Van, Flatbed, Refrigerated)
  • Intermodal
  • Dedicated
  • Ocean Freight (Container or Roll On Roll Off)
  • Hot Shot, Time Definite, Guaranteed Delivery

Medical Device Sterilization and the Supply Chain Challenges and Solutions

By Rick Holden

For most medical device manufacturers, who utilize ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization or radiation sterilization, to sterilize large quantities of medical devices, will typically outsource this process to a companies specializing in these highly controlled environment. This often adds a lot of cost to the supply chain because often there is additional transportation, warehouse handling and post sterilization assembly that must take place so that the finished products can be distributed to customers.

Riverside has over 15 years of experience providing this specialized supply chain expertise to the medical device manufacturing industry.   By locating a warehousing operation in the same building to the sterilization outsource provider, Riverside is able to offer industry specific warehousing and transportation solutions that allows for a great amount of efficiency, reduced order cycle times, and overall supply chain value.


  • Value of warehouse efficiency – By being co-located in the same building as the sterilization supplier, there is no need to re-load trailers, ship in transit and unload trailers. These processes can often take days to complete, and create additional costs. It is all done in the same building, often in the same day of when the product is complete and available. Riverside also able to gain efficiency by cross-docking and storing products for multiple clients who utilize similar processes.
  • Value of post sterilization – Often medical devices require products such as drugs and heat sensitive products that will be damaged by the sterilization process to be added after the product is sterile. As sterilization costs can be high, sometimes there are requirements for non-sterile items to be packaged with sterile items. Some examples would be clean-up kits and patient hospital stay kits. Riverside offers post sterilization kitting and assembly solutions that can reduce the order cycle time and transportation costs by having these done on site, immediately after sterilization. This added value not only reduces costs but it increases speed to delivery.
  • Value of Transportation efficiency – Having multiple clients in the same facility also has a vast amount of transportation value. As much of the medical device world is distributed by a few, large medical distributors. Often we find many of the same destination points for many of the medical device customers. This allows for many shipments that would often be shipped small package or less-than-truckload to be transported using full truckloads, pooling and truckloads with multiple stop-offs. This not only reduces the cost per case delivered it also provides for more control of the supply chain, faster deliveries and far less loss and damage.

In an increasingly competitive healthcare environment these cost and speed to delivery advantages are strategic to Riverside’s clients, allowing them to gain and retain more market share than their competition.