Five Tips for Every Traffic Manager

What to Consider When Selecting
a Transportation Provider

You wouldn’t put your money in a bank without knowing what you’ll get in return. Why should shipping be any different? Five points for you to consider when selecting a transportation provider.

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A provider could offer competitive price and friendly personality doesn’t mean much. Make sure your partner can provide capacity whenever and wherever you need it.

Capacity

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How much time do you spend communicating with your transportation partner? If you’re managing them instead of your own business, you should probably explore other options. Work with a company that simplifies the process of getting your shipment where it needs to go.

Communication

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Shipping challenges are not a matter of “if,” but “when.” Does the company you’ve chosen have the necessary experience to solve those problems? Or will they hand the problem back to you? You should confirm that they have the ability to solve problems instead of creating them.

Experience

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How many times have you thought you had a reliable vendor, only to see them suddenly go out of business? You want the company handling your freight to be in a good financial position so that they can provide excellent long-term service.

Longevity

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The last thing you need to worry about is your customer’s order arriving late or damaged. Make sure you align yourself with a company that has a reputation of seeing shipments to their final destination on time and in good condition. While some damages are unpreventable, limit your risk by carefully selecting a partner with a track record of dependable delivery.

Reliability

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