Reviewing your freight costs
Updated: Feb 19, 2019
The transport industry is made up of hundreds of carriers around Australia, all with their own specialities. Some specialise in carrying full semi loads from state to state, others carrying cartons and a few carrying satchels. Further to this, there are the carriers that specialise in the states they travel to.
Being a national business these days proves difficult when you need to get freight to all corners of the country and even more difficult when that freight is full pallet loads for stock replenishment or cartons to fulfil specific orders. If you are looking to manage your freight by minimising the number of carriers, you use and keeping your costs down at the same time you will be disappointed.
Wouldn’t it be great to have access to the best carriers with the most competitive rates who deal in their specialised fields? All the while keeping your efficiencies high within your business by not having to make several phone calls or visit various online booking portals. This is where the Freight Management industry comes to the fore.
Customised Freight Solutions calls this the 5 pillars of transport. Why 5 pillars? Well here they are:
1. Carriers specialising in national satchel deliveries
2. Carriers specialising in national carton deliveries
3. Carriers specialising in single pallet movements on the East coast
4. Carriers specialising in single pallet movements to the West coast
5. Carriers specialising in Full Truck Loads nationally
When you can utilise all these carriers within the one easy to use software platform that gives you the information you currently receive and more, how much time could you save? And therefore, how much money could you be saving not only in the freight movement itself but as I touched on earlier, in the time saving on not having to make several phone calls or go to various websites.
When you’re in the business of growing your business and keeping your costs down, it is worthwhile having a discussion with a freight management company that can take away the pain of moving your freight for you.