Freight carriers can distinguish themselves from one another in a variety of ways. In addition, many of the ways usually go unseen by most companies. For example, the condition of a freight carrier's fleet can range from old and out-dated equipment, to up-to-date well maintained equipment. The condition of the equipment can be important to the shipper, because the freight company represents the shipping company as they deliver their products.
A freight carrier's customer service can also be another valuable asset to a company. Your customers often need to contact your designated freight carrier to handle common shipping issues. Such as, delivery or pick-up appointments, estimated delivery times, directions to their facility, and other information needed to successfully ship your products. At this point, your carrier is representing your company, and hopefully they are treating them well!
Another area to consider when evaluating your freight carrier, is how often is your product arriving late and or damaged. If your customers are constantly filing freight claims, it could eventually cause your customers to look else where to find your products.
Last, I will like to touch on the shipping price freight carriers charge per shipment. Freight carriers will tend to slide in a variety of extra fees. Such as, fuel sur charges, lift gate fees, residential delivery fees, C.O.D fees, same day delivery fees, etc. Although those are all legitimate fees, you have to make sure your freight carrier isn't over charging you. For instance, if your freight carrier decides to ship your product same day without you requesting it, they might still charge you extra for the same day delivery!
To summarize it all, freight carriers are a representation of the companies it ships for. In addition, freight carriers can also increase or decrease your revenue based on the prices they charge you and the service quality they give your customers.
TDS Unlimited can successfully handle your shipping needs. They can give you all the benefits mentioned above plus more. Furthermore, you will have a trusted freight carrier that will look to handle the needs of your company first. To ensure your getting the lowest shipping prices, TDS offers shipping rates based on pallet prices and or the total weight of the shipment. With live customer service available 24/7, you will always be able to get the answers you need no matter the day or time. TDS offers services to handle all your shipping needs, such as, next day shipping, same day shipping, lift gate and residential delivers, and much more. To find out more about TDS, please click the link below to visit their website.
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