If you’re serious about your freight shipping, you’re always looking to add value to your logistics game. What does it mean to add value? Pretty simple, really. By streamlining your truckload freight through a series of broker processes, you can save money and time that will add value to the other parts of your business.
If you’re running a successful business, I’m assuming you’re an expert in your particular field. Why wouldn’t you want experts handling your truckload freight? Let’s talk about some of those “broker processes” you should be looking for in your truckload freight shipping:
Communication – There is nothing as important as communication when it comes to truckload shipping. Communication is the Everest of truckload brokerage processes. Simply put; if you’re not communicating with the driver/carrier, how can you know where your truck is? If you don’t know where your truck is, how can you know when it’s going to deliver?
Carrier Vetting – We wrote a whole blog on the importance of vetting your truckload carriers, so that just goes to show how important this aspect of truckload shipping is. It’s a big bad freight world out there, with lots of crappy carriers. Make sure you’re working with professionals at all times.
Tracking – Technology is changing the world, and the truckload shipping industry is a part of that. Nowadays, GPS tracking is a must, but it’s not the only thing. You’ll also need a dedicated team of professionals that have perfected internal processes to get the most up to date shipment information at all times.
There are a ton of ways to add value to your truckload freight shipping, and few of them deal with lower freight rates. Find the best broker team for you, and get the most bang for your buck.