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Welcome to Last Mile Logistics

On-time, efficient logistics provider for the state of Minnesota

On-time, efficient logistics provider for the state of Minnesota

About Minnesota

Minnesota is located in the upper midwestern region of the country, the 12th largest state in the nation but only the 22nd most populous. It holds prairies given to intensive agriculture; forests partially cleared, settled, and farmed; and North Woods used for mining and recreation.

The state is also known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” because it has around ten acres of freshwater bodies. Over 60% of Minnesotans live in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Known as the “Twin Cities,” this area is the state’s central economic, political, and economic hub. Other minor metropolitan areas in the state are Mankato, Rochester, and St. Cloud.

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Key Industries

Key Industries

in Minnesota

Minnesota is a top state in annual farm income. With an extensive history of agricultural endeavors, Minnesota has combined the primary industries with blossoming new businesses such as

  • Electronic and computer manufacturing.

  • Livestock with dairy products, cattle, calves, turkeys, and chicken eggs.

  • Tourism, especially in the state’s northern region.

  • Wood production

  • Mining

  • Bank and finance

  • Food processing

  • Transportation and logistics

  • Aircraft parts

Interesting statistics about Minnesota’s shipments

Interesting statistics about Minnesota’s shipments

  • Trucking has a larger share of total freight tonnage in Central Minnesota than it does statewide.

  • 67% of Minnesota communities depend exclusively on trucks to move goods.

  • Several freight rail lines and highways in Central Minnesota have significant volumes of through freight.

  • Goods carried by trucks tend to have higher value-to-weight ratios than rail and water.

Facts about freight services in Minnesota

Facts about freight services in Minnesota

  • Trucking has the largest share of total originating and terminating tonnage in Central Minnesota, handling 60 percent of freight tonnage and 90 percent of freight value in the region in 2007.

  • Minnesota holds 138,767 miles of public roads.

  • One out of every eighteen jobs in Minnesota is provided by the trucking industry.

  • In 2007, trucks moved over 18 million tons of freight to and within the Twin Cities Metro Area.

  • The percent of all freight tonnage in the Twin Cities region that moves by truck is significantly higher than the percentage of statewide freight tonnage that moves by truck.

Which companies need freight services?
Which companies need freight services?

The largest commodities moved through Minnesota are nonmetallic minerals such as sand, granite, gravel, and broken stone; and farm products, consisting primarily of grain, field crops, nuts, and seeds. Other notable industries that may benefit from freight services are manufacturing, finance, tourism, forestry, and mining.

What services do we provide in this area?
What services do we provide in this area?

At Last Mile Logistics, we deliver a wide range of freight services that will help your business to grow. From expedited shipping to white glove services, we will be your logistics partners along the road.

Superior results through technology

One the greatest challenges today is sourcing capacity that fluctuates with demand in the marketplace. As an intermediary, we carefully consider the qualifications of the truck equipment operators we contract with to service our shipper clients’ needs.

LAST MILE LOGISTICS logisticians rely on their experience and use of proprietary technology to manage and move every shipment. And because shipper clients require a practical risk management approach to doing business, LAST MILE LOGISTICS is one of few brokers that has Primary Truck Broker Liability Insurance ($2 Million policy).

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Affiliations & memberships

Affiliations & memberships

We maintain strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations that help improve safety, efficiency, and value for the customer.

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