Shippers Questions for A Transportation Company

Asking Freight Shipping Companies a few basic questions can help. So, you make the right choice and save a lot of time and money.  At the same time look for that right company that can help you manage your shipping lanes safely. To do this efficiently and timely can prove to be quite a task. A few of these must questions will help you separate the men from the boys. And if they are claiming to be experts in Flatbed Logistics. Ask these points before entering into an agreement.

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How many years have you been moving heavy haul freight?

Shippers Questions for A Transportation Company:

Before you start courting a brokerage use the internet to start a background search. Most importantly you would be surprised on just what you can find out in just a couple of hours. Look for motor carrier registrations, insurance, accounts payable health and any law suits liens or complaints filed against them. Social Media is a good tool to flesh out their viability. Be cautious of startups and look for a reputable company.  At the very least find one that has over a 10-year track record of doing business moving over dimensional freight.

How healthy and vast are your companies’ resources?

Consider the number and types of equipment that the company has in inventory. The number of employees that maintain all facets of the business is equally important. How long have they been employed? Ask about the last few years gross revenue. Because the more you know about the company the better you will feel about entering a sound longer-term relationship. Ask the lead executives what their forecast projections are. Compare those findings with the national projection. Transportation is expected to almost double in the next seven years.

What is your capacity and inventory of equipment?

This is difficult today with the nationwide shortage of professional carriers. This is leaving some brokers to scramble to find the best carriers in their network. Make sure the broker you choose has thousands of capable resources in their network. Because with the right equipment and competitive prices your cargo will move faster and safer. Freight Shipping Companies should be able to show that they have consistent resources and equipment available in all regions nationwide.

How well do you get along with your heavy haul freight customers?

The carriers that have a fluid relationship with their clients seamlessly handle their freight movements. Almost as if they were part of the company. They should be an extension of the logistical management. These carriers usually answer your requests twenty-four/ seven. Seek a company that has a single point of contact that can therefore delegate and execute your requirements. You don’t want them to pass the buck.

Tell me about your staff.

The management staff may well be the most important factor that you want to feel comfortable with. Besides that, they should be able to field your concerns efficiently and politely no matter how difficult the requirement. Most importantly seasoned brokers and support staff are key. Are they able to call on the specialists that are needed from time to time when moving over dimensional freight?

If you find a heavy haul freight company that will grow with you as a long-term partner, keep them. They should accent your business and exceed your expectations. If they do you found the best solution to move your freight consistently, economically and safely from origin to destination.

Trans-Eurasian belt development project

Russia has proposed to build the Trans-Eurasian belt development project a road stretching all the way from London to New York. It will go thru the entire country of Russia in the process. It really is what you would call a “superhighway”. The idea for the project has garnered lots of support, although some oppose it as well of course.

Trans-Eurasian belt development project

The Russian government dreams of this Superhighway. In total it would be 12,910 miles (20776 kilometers) in length. That is a serious amount of tarmac that needs to be mixed. On the route between London and New York, it would also connect other big cities including Moscow. Without a doubt, it is the greatest highway ever made and it goes by the name of, “Trans-Eurasian belt development project ”. The cost of the project would be around the $3trillion mark.

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Driver and Technician Shortage in Heavy Haul Transporting

Driver and Technician Shortage in Heavy Haul Transporting. The most critical issue facing the heavy haul transporting sector are the driver shortages.  Capable and willing experienced drivers and technicians are needed. The trucking industry, drivers, technicians, vendors and partners serve over 80 percent of Americas cities.

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Driver and Technician Shortage in Heavy Haul Transporting

Trucking is essential to our daily supply chain. The increase in the building of new factories and the repairs needed for our rotting infra structure is critical. Basic supply chain transportation is one thing. But the experience and professionalism needed to move over size loads is in even greater demand. This is due to the safety considerations and state by state guidelines needed to move heavy haul freight.

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The Internet of Things Set to Revolutionize Transportation and Supply Chain Logistics in the Next Decade

The Internet of Things, also known as “IoT”, at face value doesn’t appear to give much context as to what that means exactly. In its simplest form, the Internet of Things is an idea that you can connect any device to the Internet. Your everyday appliances such as your microwave, lamp, coffee machines would be able to access the Internet. You may ask yourself why does something like my microwave need to have the ability to connect to the Internet, it works fine just fine the way they are. The potential for IoT is essentially limitless as most objects nowadays can have sensors and software installed into the devices allowing objects to connect to the Internet. Imagine if our traffic lights had the ability to see traffic coming in advance and be able to streamline transportation more easily via a network that can allow signals to communicate with each other to make our roads more efficient. Imagine IoT in your everyday life, your alarm wakes you up and as you prepare your morning routine, your car will have a message transmitted to it to start 5 minutes before you typically leave for work without you ever having to so much as touch your keys.

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The Texas Transportation Industry Awaits the Federal Highway Administration’s Approval of Funds as States Coalesce to Improve Driver Parking

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A coalition known as the I-10 Corridor Coalition applied for a grant to create a system that will inform truck drivers of parking available along a key interstate in the southwest region of the country. The coalition is made up of Department of Transportations in Texas, Arizona, California, and New Mexico. The coalition was formed in 2016 with the mission to improve the efficiency and safety of Interstate 10. This Interstate is a frequented lane for many drivers across the country as it runs from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. Continue reading “The Texas Transportation Industry Awaits the Federal Highway Administration’s Approval of Funds as States Coalesce to Improve Driver Parking”

Heavy Haul Transporting in Alabama

Flatbed Hauling Quotes Inc. ships to and from the state of Alabama. Alabama is nicknamed after its state bird and is referred to as the Yellowhammer State. The capital of Alabama is Montgomery. The state has been known for its strong agricultural roots that date back to the Civil War era, where the state was a large producer of cotton. The state still has an active agricultural economy as the state has only recently begun to develop larger urban areas and shift from a largely rural population. With the decline of agriculture, there has been a rise in other industries across the board that includes finance, engineering, and manufacturing. The major urban centers in Alabama are its capital, Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile. Due to the state’s increased focus on expanding urban areas, there has been a larger demand for transportation into, out of, and within the area.

As a well-connected Alabama flatbed hauling company, we have access to a wide range of flatbed transportation equipment that includes but is not limited to; step decks, flatbeds, and removable goosenecks. Our large network of flatbed carriers means we have the capacity to serve your company’s flatbed transportation needs, whether that be into or out of Alabama.

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The philosophy of our company is that there are no loads that are too complex to handle. Whether your freight is over dimensional, overweight, fragile, or just downright complicated, we have the resources and capacity to fulfill your needs. As Alabama heavy haulers we are accustomed to handling the logistical planning needed to move complex equipment or commodities. Our expertise in this specialized area of transport has made us capable flatbed oversize shippers in the state of Alabama. Heavy haul and over dimensional transport can be expensive and complicated. The expertise we have gained through years in the industry enables us to secure the most affordable rates for our shippers while also providing the easiest and most timely method of flatbed transportation.

Flatbed Hauling Quotes Inc. is a US-based flatbed shipping company. Our company consists of a team of experienced flatbed transportation professionals. The experience our staff possesses provides customers with the insight and resources that are necessary to move their flatbed freight. Flatbed Hauling Quotes provides its customers with real-time, market-based flatbed shipping quotes. Our goal is to provide you with an accurate market-based rate for moving your freight in to or out of AL, provide you with a trusted network of carriers, arrange the on-time delivery of your freight, provide load tracking services, and ultimately make your flatbed transportation experience as easy for you as possible.