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Full truckload freight services

Paper and Paper Products
From Botswana
To China
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Dave B.
Aug 05, 2020
What are the challenges faced by full truckload freight services?

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Munmun S.
Aug 05, 2020

Here’s a list of challenges I’ve seen shippers encounter time and time again: 

  1. Determining the best option Freight can be moved from point to point in a number of different ways. While it’s convenient to have options, many shippers are overwhelmed or simply unaware of the many different choices they have. From LTL to full truckload, you have to understand which option will be the most efficient for you and your team. Plus, understanding the shipping landscape could save time and money at the end of the day.
  2. Finding the best rates Looking for the best freight shipping rates can be time-consuming when not equipped with the right tools or processes. Often times, shippers have contracts in place (hindering flexibility) or have to make multiple phone calls just to find the best rate for one shipment. Locking in your rates ahead of time will help you ensure you have the best price moving forward. Otherwise, you could be hit with a higher number later down the road.
  3. Preparation and documentation We have seen many instances where shippers just simply aren’t prepared to take on the process. From filling out the bill of lading to identifying freight classes, one misstep can result in surcharges, delays, or customs holds when shipping internationally. Be sure to prepare yourself ahead of time with the necessary knowledge to get the job done.
  4. Tracking Unfortunately, freight shipping is sometimes delayed by factors outside of anyone’s control. As a result, we have seen a number of shippers struggle to keep track of where their shipments are at a given time. Having online tracking tools in place, or partnering with a provider, is an effective way to overcome this challenge. Once you have complete visibility into your shipment, you’ll be able to stay ahead of any issues or delays that arise along the way.
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