Whether you are looking for delivery of a single load or to transport goods on a regular basis, finding the right vehicle transport provider can be a time-consuming task.
Here are 5 tips for finding the right transport company!
Find tailored transport
It’s important to work with a transport company that understands your business and what you are transporting. If, for example, you need to transport food then having a transport company that understands the challenges of transporting perishable food items and has the right vehicles is important. It also avoids the risk of issues such as having to write-off unusable stock!
Check out their website and ask potential transport companies what experience they have when it comes to transporting goods for your type of business.
It’s not just about the cost
We understand the need to keep costs down but when it comes to transporting goods there are a number of other important factors to consider such as how professional and reliable a company is, if they understand your needs and what else they include such as insurance.
Make sure when looking at any quotes you receive to understand what’s included and if it meets other criteria you consider important such as if it’s a company you trust to support your business.
We live in a world now where reviews including online reviews are important. If a transport company doesn’t have any reviews on their website or anywhere else online then that could be for a good reason! A company that has negative reviews isn’t always a bad thing, but they should still be taken into account and balanced alongside any positive reviews they have.
If you want to find out more about a transport company, then another way to give them a chance to show how good they are is to find out who they have served in the past and how long they have been operating for. Don’t be afraid to ask for this information when deciding on who you want to partner with.
Communication and tracking
A reputable provider will be able to record and report on every element of a job, from the initial scheduling through to the final delivery - and be able to keep you updated.
If there are any issues on your side or their side during the shipping process, then they need to be a good communicator. Ask the transport company for evidence of how their processes work to see how they fit in with yours.
Are they forward-thinking?
You might excuse the pun if we suggest a transport company must be heading in the right direction but working with a partner that has a focus on using the latest technologies is important. Find out how old or new their vehicle fleet is, what technologies they are investing in to continually improve their communication and tracking and understand what they are doing to cut down on their carbon footprint.
Why choose Broughton Transport?
At Broughton Transport we have a modern fleet of vehicles including refrigerated vehicles for temperature-controlled deliveries in the U.K. and Europe. All of our vehicles are equipped with tracking devices to ensure the safety of our customer products and to optimise our deliveries to ensure we are reducing the carbon footprint.
We have received lots of great reviews from our customers over the years, many of which can be found on our website. If you would like to find out why we are loved so much by our customers, get in touch with our haulage company today to see how we can help you.