If you are in any way involved in the trucking business then you know just how important it is to have reliable truck carriers to work with. On the other hand, if the carriers you work with to move your freight are providing a mediocre service then it is seriously time to think about changing service providers. A stable transportation network is more important to your business than you might think.
You see, the carrier is the one that makes sure that your shipment gets delivered safely and on time to your clients. If this is not done properly and efficiently then your business is going to suffer.
Late deliveries, no shows and accidents can all be very detrimental to your business even if you are not directly responsible for them. If your client is complaining about the time it takes his order to get to him or the condition it gets to him in then it is time to do some serious reflection to make sure that you are truly receiving the best service possible.
How to Find the Good Carriers
There are plenty of very good and reliable truck carriers in this industry that can provide shippers with a great service. The hard part for many shippers is actually finding these carriers. The carrier search process can be a very lengthy one that requires a lot of time, people and research.
A carrier can seem to be solid and reliable but looks can be deceiving , jut because they give an aura of professionally doesn’t mean they are professional. To properly contract a carrier one has to go through a research process where you check to make sure they have all their insurances and permits in place, check to see their Safety Scores with the DOT , customer history, accident history, etc, etc, etc.. This process can be extremely frustrating and time consuming.
The worst part is that out of all the trucking companies in the United States, about 90% of them are considered “small trucking companies” (1-5 trucks). Which means that if you have a high volume of freight to move on a weekly or monthly basis you are going to have a pretty hard time and are going to have to sort through a lot of different carriers before you can find the ones that will meet your criteria. Even then a lot of carriers tend to be very flakey and if another shipper offers them a slightly better price they will drop their responsibility with you and go with the higher bidder. Leaving you out in the cold with freight that needs moving and no one to move it with.
Luckily There is a Solution
This demand for quality truck carriers is nothing new and has been around for a relatively long time. Your best option as a shipper is to use a third party which offers you a single point of contact for all your shipping needs.
We are the largest online freight brokers in the world, we can offer you truck capacity at any time around the clock. When you book a load with us , we are taking responsibility for the delivery of your freight. That means you don’t have to worry about checking licenses, permits, etc. We have entire departments that are dedicated to making sure that the carriers we are contracting to move your freight are completely legitimate and have an outstanding work history.
Whether you need to move 1 load or 200 loads, your best option is to contact us as we provide you with a single point of contact for all your shipping needs no matter the volume. More importantly we provide you with peace of mind as you can rest assured that your freight will always be delivered safely and efficiently.