Cargo comes in all shapes and sizes. More than likely cargo is fragile, important, sensitive and very delicate to the end client. This is why cargo shouldn’t just be handed off to any shipping company. It should be handed to a reputable company, one that has plenty of cargo shipments on hand. Cargo freight shipping is not an easy job and it differs a little more from regular freight. It takes a delicate balance in packing, loading, and driving. Without experience, the damage could be irreparable.
Various clients use cargo for different reasons, but whatever the reason, here are three things that should be considered before hiring a cargo freight shipping company.
- Reputation – This goes without saying. Reputation is everything and it goes with them everywhere. Even if one decides to lay low or move, their reputation will follow them and many times a bad reputation is a death nail.
- Dedicated Fleet – Cargo requires a specific type of vehicle (oftentimes a heavy duty haul). These heavy duty freight
vehicles are built and maintained in such a way that the specific equipment
being hauled will not interfere with the driving of the vehicle, and the cargo
secured well. Believe it or not, some shipping companies “outsource” specific vehicles, making you essentially pay more. Always go with a company that has a dedicated fleet of vehicles to service your every need.
- Cost – Shipping doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Oftentimes it does and that’s not right. Do a price comparison versus the services that you get. You might be pleasantly surprised at how much you will actually save if you do some price hunting.
Cargo freighting is necessary. After all, how else will the materials get to their destination? It is nearly impossible to find a shipping company that doesn’t have a dedicated fleet to that purpose, but they are out there. You just have to look.
If you are looking for cargo shipping or freight forwarding, American Freightways fits the above criteria and guarantees you’ll find what you’re looking for plus a whole lot more. Cargo is very sensitive, sometimes costing businesses millions of dollars. In whatever form the cargo comes in rest assured that there are companies ready to handle your freighting needs.
Your cargo is your business and money. Freighting businesses take that charge very seriously and it will show when they handle your cargo.