We know how difficult it is to build a secure network of carriers with which you can work, here we want to share, based on our experience, some tips so that you can build a trustworthy one.
Before you jump into anything else, you’ve got to know what you need. Just like when you go grocery shopping, you need a list, right? As a freight broker, your ‘grocery list’ is knowing exactly what your shippers need. This understanding is like your compass. It guides you to the right type of carriers to fit those needs.
Then, to build a reliable carrier network, you need to invest time in researching and evaluating potential carriers. Look for carriers with a good reputation, a strong track record, and all the right paperwork. Contact any references that they may have to gather feedback on their performance, it can give you another insights about their character and personality and you will be sure that you cand successfully work together. Checking out their financial stability is important too because you want carriers that won’t drop the ball in challenging circumstances.
When you pick a carrier, make sure they understand what you expect from them and keep them updated on any changes. Encourage them to speak up about any problems and concerns too; this is to ensure a good and lasting working relationship.
Keep an eye on how your carriers are doing. Are they delivering on time? Are the loads arriving in good condition? It’s important to provide feedback and keep an open line of communication to ensure a successful partnership. When a carrier does a great job, let them know, this encourages them to keep up the good work.
By taking the time to find the right carriers, you’ll become even more valuable to your shippers. They’ll keep in mind that they can trust you to move any type of load because with you they are in good hands. If you want to work with experts with a good carrier network, don’t hesitate to contact the experts here at STT Logistics Group.