Member benefit spotlight – C.H. Robinson and FFVA’s Transportation Program

One of the exclusive benefits FFVA offers its growers, packers and shipper members is the FFVA Transportation Program. This unique program offers members access to consultative account management, tailored pricing options, national surge capacity and business intelligence.

All of these resources are provided without any fees or commitment of freight.

“Collaborative relationships are essential when maintaining the supply chain. Loading and unloading of perishable goods can be the most critical point in a temperature-controlled supply chain. Transferring product from one set of hands to the other adds a host of risk factors to the process,” said Rob Lynch of C.H. Robinson. The C.H. Robinson account managers will improve efficiencies and manage spend and risk.

FFVA members receive comprehensive services in a program customized to their needs. They include:

•Each participating shipper is assigned a C.H. Robinson account manager

•Operations are 24/7/365

•Worldwide network with a localized presence

•C.H. Robinson assumes carrier responsibility for proven loss and damage claims

•Monthly and quarterly economic updates

•Weekly, monthly and quarterly rates available to all major U.S. and Canada markets

•Tailored pricing (ad, promotional, seasonal and contract)

•Online access and near real time visibility

•Executive scorecards for performance benchmarks and continuous process improvement

•GPS location and temperature monitoring

•Over the road (truckload, LTL, flatbed), intermodal and rail, ocean and air

•Warehousing and forward distribution

•Available for all shipper freight needs (fresh, processed products, machinery, packaging, etc.)

Once an FFVA member decides to ship through the program, an account manager is assigned and an overall logistics program is tailored to that specific shipper’s needs.

The FFVA Transportation Program maintains the confidentiality of individual shipper data. Combining shipper freight volume enhances service levels and capacity and influences rates.

To learn more and to sign up to ship through FFVA’s Transportation Program, contact Mike Aerts at 321-214-5200 or send him an email at Or contact Rob Lynch, C.H. Robinson, at 813-658-4145 or via email at

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