If it’s too much work running your business, you may want to turn some duties over to qualified hands. For example, it is time-consuming and tedious to keep up with all your freight needs, and you have to make sure you get the best rates each time a truck leaves your facility. Instead of hiring someone for this job, 3rd party logistics services (freight brokers) help you with freight management and can save you a lot of money and time. Here are some reasons to consider these services.
Negotiating Your Freight Fees
Your freight broker knows which carriers have the best rates for each service. For example, one company may give you low rates for long distance shipping, but they might have some of the highest LTL rates in the industry. A broker negotiates your rates and can sometimes get you big discounts. In fact, these services can more than pay for themselves in savings.
If you try to negotiate with carriers, you may have no luck. Brokers are in a better place to negotiate because they do high volume business and get special rates.
Dedicated Fleet Services
If your company is growing and you are thinking about using your own fleet, you may want to check out dedicated fleet services. Some 3rd party logistics companies offer truck fleets just for your business. This gives you all the benefits of owning a fleet of trucks and trailers without all the expenses and hassles associated with fleet management and ownership.
Return on Investment
3rd party logistics services give you an excellent ROI. For example, you receive many benefits without the need for cash investments. You don’t have to hire more employees and buy or lease trucks. You save a lot of money on shipping costs and enjoy the benefits that come with on-demand transportation for your company.