Tips For Choosing A Freight Broker
Shipping and transportation is one of the most important parts of the supply chain for businesses of any size. But it can also be one of the most confusing. Whether to choose LTL or FTL and how to deal with transfers between carriers are logistical problems that can often lead to loss of time and money. For these reasons, outsourcing your shipping needs to a third party that specializes in shipping and other supply chain logistics is often a great idea. Here are some tips for choosing a freight broker from us here at Bonded Services, use them to expand, enhance and streamline your operation with more efficient shipping.
Look for Flexibility
If want to use a freight broker for more than just a one-time shipment, it’s a good idea to choose a company that can adapt to meet your needs when they change. Bonded Services offers both LTL, or less than truckload shipping, and FTL, meaning full truckload shipping, across the southeast from our dedicated facilities in Atlanta and Savannah. LTL lets you save money by sharing a cargo space with other shippers, while FTL lets you save time by commissioning the entire truckload for your order.
When shipping longer distances, it is common to use a network of different carriers. Use a freight broker that has existing relationships with carriers and can negotiate lower prices and better service than those that try to patchwork things together on the fly. Bonded Services has been in the business for over 80 years, so we have solid partnerships with carriers all over the country that we draw upon to provide deep discounts on cross country orders.
Combine Storage and Shipping
Freight brokerage is just one of the services offered by professional logistic companies like Bonded Services. We also offer contract warehousing that includes everything from order fulfillment services to inventory management, meaning that you can run your business from a small office space and leave the handling, storage and transportation of your product to us. For more information about freight brokerage and the many other services we offer, call us today at (404) 349-1466.