Recently, we explained why food equipment shippers need to partner with logistics providers that offer visibility over shipments. In this post, we explain why equipment shippers need logistics providers with flexible and varied transportation solutions.
Food service equipment often needs specialized trucks to deliver the loads.
Liftgates, e-tracks or logistics trailers may be needed to safely transport equipment.
Not only does equipment need to be delivered safely and in one piece, but these shipments are often time-sensitive. Maybe a new restaurant is opening up or a shipment needs to meet an event deadline. In all of these cases, a logistics provider with an extensive network of carriers is most-likely to pair the ideal carrier with a shipper at an economical rate. These providers are able to match the needs of their clients.
A common mistake shippers make is to look for the lowest quote without also considering service and data management. This can end up costing businesses more time, money and headaches; especially when they are in niche markets that require specialized shipping methods.
Additionally, shippers want a provider with an in-house routing center that can organize the pickup and delivery of shipments.
This is so important! These dispatchers should be available around the clock in case any unforeseen shipping problems arise. They are also important when shipments are called in at the last minute. With an extensive carrier network, you have a much better chance of still being paired with an ideal carrier that will manage the load without charging an exorbitant fee.
Aside from the significant benefits of a comprehensive logistics partner, your peace of mind is invaluable. Choose a provider that you can trust to go the extra mile if and when necessary!
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