It is not uncommon for companies large and small to field quotes and hire a trucking company based on bottom-line savings. Few would dispute that outfits in need of shipping services should strongly consider this type of face-value assessment.
But a low price can end up being very expensive if other vital elements are not up to snuff. Professional-level transportation requires a company to have a vast and diverse infrastructure. Consider these items when choosing a trucking company that can truly meet your needs.
You Get What You Pay For
Upstart companies can be aggressive with pricing when trying to generate new business. Frankly, they need to undercut more established companies to gain a market share. In the long run, you are not necessarily getting a bargain. You are paying less because the newbie trucking company lacks business acumen, infrastructure and most of all, experience.
Companies, such as Road Scholar Transport, charge cost-effective competitive rates because they have more than 20 years of experience and understand how to meet customer needs. In the end, you get what you pay for.
Why Experience Matters
Established trucking companies have already paid their dues by making youthful errors, adapting and adjusting to emerging customer needs. An outfit that has lasted for decades has probably carved out several niches in the trucking industry. Choosing an unexperienced carrier increases the risk of damaged or stolen freight, putting your brand equity at risk and potentially costing your company thousands or even millions of dollars.
Road Scholar Transport has been in business since 1988. Our biggest asset is our drivers who are all uniformed, professional and trained in the latest cargo transport threats. Whether your freight is hazmat, temperature-protect or dry van, Road Scholar has the experience needed to provide you with quality transportation services.
Trucking Services You “Might” Need
When deciding on which trucking company to work with, there are two basic ways to look at the relationship. You can contract or sub-contract out each load or select an established company that has a wide range of infrastructure.
It may make sense to work with an organization that has the tools and manpower to meet your current product or material shipment requirements. That’s not a bad way to look at business.
But if you can connect with a trucking company that meets those needs and potential future ones, then you have removed the time and monetary cost of another assessment should your freight needs change or expand. Road Scholar Transport, for example, handles products such as pharmaceuticals, temperature controlled items, hazmat/chemical transports, high security and expedited shipping, among many others. Hiring an all-in-one trucking company means establishing a working relationship with professionals ready to meet your growing needs.
If you have shipping services that need to be met, consider working with an established team of industry professionals. Road Scholar Transport has the equipment, manpower and experience to get the job done right. Contact Road Scholar for more information or for a freight quote today.