20 Dec How to make the right choice of an efficient merchandise transport company?
Choosing a merchandise transport company in Montreal or across Canada is no simple feat. Between the different services offered, or the conditions of transport and tariffs that vary from one company to another. It is sometimes very difficult to delineate the offer that best meets expectations. Choosing such a company is of paramount importance for many companies wishing to deliver their merchandise.
So how do you find the most efficient merchandise transport company? We will be giving you some important tips to be taken into account when making your final decision.
What is the logistics management of the transport company?
Logistics is probably already your most important decision-making factor in choosing an efficient transport company. Will the carrier comply precisely with the timetable or the place of arrival? Will he deliver in your geographical area? Does he know the subtleties of travel such as winding roads, degradation due to weather and climate or the specific needs of consignees such as the existence of an unloading dock?
There are different modes of road transport of freight: LTL transport, transport by truck, express transport, or bulk transport. It is extremely important that the transport company you choose can offer you different options and especially guide you in your choice of mode of transport. They must, for example, be able to advise you precisely on your choice between a transport in partial loads or complete loads according to your cargo.
The company’s competence: between experience and expertise
There are many jobs in the road transport industry. If you want to ensure the effectiveness of the company, then look at the profiles of the different employees and study their professional experience. In effect, the number of years of experience accumulated within the company can be a positive factor in the choice of the transport company.
From handling and logistics to mechanics, ensure the expertise of each sector of the transport. You should be able to ask all the most frequently asked questions about truck transport and get a satisfactory answer from the company’s experts.
What is the company’s interest in the environment and technology?
All responsible merchandise transport companies are now concerned about the greenhouse gas emissions of their trucks. Look at the goals set by the trucking companies for their drivers such as speed reduction, vehicle maintenance and load optimization. Similarly, technology appears to be more and more present in road transport. This significantly improves logistics, vehicle maintenance and the comfort of drivers.
You can therefore be certain that an efficient merchandise transport company knows how to use technology effectively to improve its environmental impact, but also most certainly the efficiency of the service offered.
With all these tricks, you can quickly and easily spot efficient, responsible and reliable road transport companies. If you wish to obtain the services of a professional transport company, don’t hesitate to contact the specialists of Transport Econo Nord. We will be happy to advise you from the beginning to the end of your delivery, while offering you a service adapted to your needs.