The transportation and logistics industry is full of intricacies and complex problems. You could say it’s a logistically complex industry, if you’re up for a decent pun!
If your business ships goods, then you’ve at least been exposed to the transportation and logistics industry (and its complexities). One of the first problems you’ll run into is simply how to get the trucking capacity you need, when you need it.
We at ASL Forwarding understand these complexities: these are the problems we solve day in and day out. One solution to the problem of trucking capacity is working with a truck broker or licensed freight broker like us. Here are three ways working with a truck broker can improve your business.
Brokers Pair You with Quality Carriers
If you aren’t running your own shipping operation, then you’re at the mercy of the carriers you work with. Most get the job done adequately, but consider the cost if you select a bad one.
A quality truck broker will vet the carriers they work with, pairing you up with quality carriers with known track records. Your broker is invested in finding quality carriers, because the broker’s reputation depends on it just as much as the carriers’ do.
Brokers Handle Communication
We get it: you’ve got a business to run. You want to focus on creating awesome products and reaching new audiences with those products. You don’t want to be mired in the minutia of everything involved in shipping and logistics work.
When you partner with a truck broker, you’re hiring someone to take care of the bulk of this communication. Your broker will communicate with you and your carrier, track the load, and confirm both pickup and delivery.
Brokers Understand the Complexity (So You Don’t Have To)
Chances are, you don’t really want to deal with the complexity surrounding shipping and logistics. You just want your products to arrive when and where you promised they would arrive (and in one piece.) When you work with a truck broker, you get a partner that already understands this complexity, so you don’t have to invest so much of your own energy.
ASL Forwarding is a member of TIA and an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau. Does your business need help with freight brokerage? Get in touch today.