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August 6, 2017 | By s3m4ng4t | 0 Comments

Tips for Selecting a Trucking Company As a distributor, wholesaler or manufacturer, one of your biggest challenges is bringing your products to market. With more than 80% of consumer goods moved by truck, it’s very possible that you will have to research, find and use a trucking company sooner than later. However, It’s also possible that you already have your own network of reliable companies that you transact business with. But what if changes occur, whether with the trucking company or with your business’ needs and requirements? You’ll need to search for a new freight transportation partner, and the longer you do, the more you can lose. To make you search faster, below are three basic considerations you have to make:
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Experience
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Yes, there are many newer trucking companies that are rather capable of transporting your goods. But if you must lower your risk of running into problems that only experience can eradicate, look for a company that’s been in business for no less than five years. Go ahead and look up their customers and give them a call to ask for feedback. Service Level It’s a mistake to select a trucking company just because they promise to deliver your cargo at a certain time. It’s the totality of the services they provide that creates a huge difference when you have to choose one. Ask questions like, do you offer storage, staging or other options that can lower my costs? Will you let me track my shipment en route? When I call, will I be able to talk to a real live company representative? Customer Service Looking for a new supplier often means making a lot of phone calls, attending a lot of meetings and perhaps even visiting different facilities. And each and every time, you’ll throw in a few questions. Pay attention not just to the answers, but equally to the manner in which they are given. You can tell much about how a trucking company will likely treat your business just by observing how you are treated personally by its representatives. Surely, there are far more basic criteria that you can use to pick the best trucking company for your business. Do they operate in your markets, for example? What costs are in the picture? Is the company capable of meeting any special requirements you might have? The more attention you pay to all the above, the more you’ll find a company you’ll be happy to do business with. Of course, there are many options out there nowadays. But you can start with two or three prospects and making relevant comparisons. Comparison is good because it makes you see which company is really right for you. If you keep the above tips in mind, you will find it much easier to make a choice.