Small business benefits of using freight service providers.
October 18, 2017
Small business owners have their plates full with business demands that keep them busy all day. They’re hard-working people with an entrepreneurial spirit we can all admire. One of the biggest challenges of running a business is dealing with the logistics of shipping. With a freight shipping service, you have a team of experts to help you with this aspect of your business.
Let’s explore the key benefits of using a freight shipping service:
Reduce staffing needs.
When using a freight service provider, you limit the number of employees in the back office and reduce payroll. At Freightquote by C.H. Robinson, we’re able to process thousands of bills a day at a fraction of what it costs to work directly with shippers. Using a freight provider gives you the ability to focus your precious resources wherever you need them.
Access to freight shipping experts.
Having access to people that have been in the shipping industry for years is invaluable. Shipping can be complicated, but industry experts are there to guide you through the process and answer questions. Our experts can help determine the best mode of shipping, including intermodal and refrigerated. We can also help prepare your shipment, identify new efficiencies, and more. Freight experts know where you can save money and the best practices of shipping freight.
Leverage TMS tools.
A Transportation Management System (TMS) is a great tool to have in your toolkit. A TMS makes it easy to manage a large number of shipments. The average small business owner doesn’t have access to an enterprise tool such as this. Our clients are able to use our TMS to manage their shipments and even explore inefficiencies within their own shipping processes.
The benefits of using freight service providers are numerous. In our latest whitepaper, Shipping Efficiently Using Freight Service Providers, we discuss the benefits freight service providers offer small business owners.
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