Finding the Best Load to Load Logistics Firm

Modern business in a global economy relies on logistics, getting your transportation logistics organized in a way that is both transparent to your organization, and under decent cost control is a worthwhile goal for any technology firm.

One way to do this is to hire a load to load logistics firm; this is a firm that specializes in consolidating loads from different vendors to reduce costs and streamline delivery. Rather than pay the tare penalties for trucks that aren’t fully loaded (or paying, effectively, to move air), this allows you to get some significant cost savings, if you can have a day or so extra flexibility in your transportation logistics requirements.

A good load to load logistics firm will be anything but the usual view of a trucker; these will be firms that are technology companies in all but name, with the ability to coordinate multiple shipments and give you on the spot details on where your freight is.

Most are also effectively logistics integrators; they can also take over for your entire shipping operation, handling your points of contact with small parcel carriers and palletized cargo carriers, with detailed sorting algorithms that will help them find the best rates for you.

One important consideration when doing load to load transportation logistics is that it pays to be organized. One argument is that anytime anyone pays for overnight freight on a parcel, someone has messed up somewhere along the way ahead of time; this is even more true with load to load logistics. Use this for your routine operations, not your emergency runs.

Look into load to load logistics firms that have an established track record in the transportation logistics field, and ask for referrals from other companies with similar needs, such as your suppliers and product vendors – who do they use for large amounts of logistics traffic, and why? It’s also worthwhile to look into companies with multiple years of experience, or a history of innovation in this area. If they develop their own software solutions, it shows that they’re willing to invest resources to improve the overall efficiency of their operation.

In the end, picking the right load to load logistics operation stands to benefit your company, by putting your freight needs into a set of simple statements that can be verified and audited, and removing a great deal of the chaos involved in running a business with extensive shipping and transportation logistics needs.