Second-Party Logistics or 2PL is a term describing the Carrier and the Practice to operate a freight company (carrier) and/or outsourcing to a carrier. 2PLs generally own and operate the transportation assets.
A Second-Party Logistics company is a Logistics Service Provider, alternative names include: Carrier, Common Carrier.
The following freight companies typically operate as 2PLs/common carriers
- Marine shipping lines
- Trucking companies
See also: 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL, 5PL
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Second-Party Logistics Logistics Service Provider 1 1 Carrier, Transporter, Transportation, Assets, Outsourcing, Supply Chain A carrier that owns and operates transportation assets and provides transportation services
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