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Tips for Selecting a Trucking Company As a distributor, wholesaler or manufacturer, one of your biggest challenges is bringing your products to market. With above 80% of consumer goods moved by truck, it’s highly possible that you will require the services of 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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Yes, there are plenty of newer trucking companies that have the capability to carry your products. But if you have to reduce your risk of encountering issues that only experience can get rid of, find a company that’s been around for at least five years. Don’t hesitate to look up their customers and contact them for feedback. Service Level It’s wrong to go with a trucking company just because they promise to transport your cargo by a specific time. It’s the overall quality of services they provide that makes a tremendous difference when you need to choose one. Ask questions like, do you offer storage, staging or other options that can lower my costs? Will I be able to track my shipment en route? When I call, will I be able to talk to a real live company representative? Customer Service When looking for a new supplier, you’ll probably need to make many phone calls, go to many meetings and maybe visit a lot of different facilities. And each time, you’ll ask a number of questions. Pay attention not just to the answers, but equally to the manner in which they are given. You can tell so much about how a trucking company will treat your business just by looking at how their representatives treat you as a person. Definitely, there are far more elementary criteria for choosing the right trucking company for your needs. For instance, do they operate in your markets? What costs are in the picture? Can the company meet any special requirements you may 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, the options out there are almost countless. But you can start by getting two or three main prospects and comparing them. 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.