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A 10-Point Plan for Trucks (Without Being Overwhelmed)

Choosing a Trucking Company Being a manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor, one of the biggest problems you face is distributing your products in the 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 likely that you already have a network of reputable companies you do business with. But what if changes occur, whether with the trucking company or with your business’ needs and requirements? You’ll have to look for a new freight transportation partner, and the longer this takes, the more you may lose. To fast-track your search, here are three basic considerations you should 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 have to lessen your risk of having problems that only experience can handle, pick a company that’s been there for least five years at least. Don’t hesitate to look up their customers and contact them for feedback. Service Level Don’t pick a trucking company just because they claim they can transport your cargo by a particular 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? If I call, will I be talking to a live company representative? Customer Service Searching for a new supplier usually means making lots of phone calls, going to lots of meetings and maybe visiting lots of different facilities. And each time you do, you’ll ask a few 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. 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 involved? Is the company capable of meeting any special requirements you might have? The more you look into all of the above, the more chances you have of choosing a company that satisfies you. Of course, there are almost countless options out there these days. 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.