HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST FORWARDING COMPANY FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION?
A forwarding company facilitates the connection between the companies that want to transport goods by road and the transport companies that own car parks.
But as you will see, in such a dynamic market as transport, the forwarding company`s mission is much more complex and it is not limited to a simple intermediator.
An experienced forwarding company can generate extra savings by choosing the best transport offers thanks to its extensive base of domestic and international collaborators.
Thus, to optimize and reduce costs it’s important to choose the right partner, based on the following criteria:
1. THE NETWORK OF DOMESTIC/ INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATORS
It’s highly important for your prospective forwarding company to possess a wide base of collaborators within a country as well as outside.
Due to the forwarding company `s position between demand (you) and offer (hundreds or even thousands of carriers with their own car parks), one can work out the most efficient transport solutions, depending on the following variables:
- The specifics of the goods you want to deliver: palletized or in bulk; perishable or not; general or dangerous(ADR);
- The characteristics of the goods you want to transport: height, length, width, volume, weight, etc.;
- How to load / unload goods: top or side (tarpaulin truck); through the back (truck with tarpaulin / box) etc .;
- Specific transport conditions: controlled temperature, ambiental temperature, etc.;
- Number of drivers: one driver or crew;
- Other special requirements: sanitation of the truck for transporting food, the need for non-slip mats, etc.
We have prepared an article in which we have classified the types of trucks according to several criteria (body type, tonnage, load capacity, type of goods transported).
1.1 ARE CARRIERS OFFERED BY A FORWARDING COMPANY RELIABLE?
A forwarding company constantly monitors the history and activity of the carriers it collaborates with so that the beneficiaries can have sufficient guarantees regarding the following aspects:
- They all have valid and paid-on-time insurance policies
- There is no history of theft, accidents, unauthorized transshipment of goods or depalletization of transported goods, etc.;
- The delivery of the goods to the destination respects the predetermined time.
1.2 OPTIMIZED COSTS BOTH FOR DEMAND AND FO SUPPLY
A forwarding company can guarantee significant savings, both for the beneficiary companies and for the transport companies they work with. Here are a number of questions and answers that can clarify this aspect:
Will the beneficiary company bear the costs of returning the empty truck?
Let`s discuss an example: if there is a transportation of goods from Iasi to Giurgiu, a beneficiary company will support costs only for transporting cargoes to the destination. To return the truck, a forwarding company can find and allocate another load, so it won’t be empty on a way to the back.
What happens if the goods do not occupy the entire space of the truck? (LTL)
In case if a beneficiary company wants to transport approximately 5t of goods, on a truck that is capable to load 20t, a forwarding company will find other companies with cargo to be transported on the same route, so the truck can be fully loaded.
1.3 YOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH EUROPA EXPEDITIE
With us, you can get benefits from the best road transport to deliver cargoes from point A to point B, regardless of its type:
- Domestic or International road transport trucks
- Road transport of temperature controlled goods
- Road transport of oversized goods trucks
- Road transport of dangerous goods trucks
We provide both FTL (full truckload) and LTL (Less Than Truckload) transport through our extensive network of partners, in the EU as well as in the non-EU area.
EU destinations we can deliver your goods to: Germany, Italy, France, Benelux, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Slovakia etc.
In addition to numerous destinations we perform, we can also realize your destination.
Non-EU destinations where we operate, through local partners: Ukraine, Russian Federation, Turkey, Kazahstan etc.
2. ADDITIONAL SERVICES OFFERED BY A FORWARDING COMPANY
It’s very important to establish a flexible partnership with a forwarding company that can adapt its activity to fit the client`s needs and expectations.
We draw your attention to this issue because an effective delivery of goods can be also managed through other related services, offered by the forwarding company. For example transshipment, storage of goods, as well as other auxiliary logistics activities.
2.1 OUR TRANSHIPMENT OF GOODS SERVICES
Do you want to divide goods from one truck into several parts to make several deliveries? We can help you! We offer safe transshipment services, supervised by qualified personnel.
Europa Expeditie comes to your aid with modern equipment so that transshipment operations can be carried out in a fast, safe, and efficient way.
2.2 OUR STORAGE OF GOODS SERVICES
Are you looking for a partner that provides warehouse services in different countries? You have access to our huge network of collaborators having warehouses in the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine.
Are you looking for a partner that provides warehouse services in different countries? We are glad to share access to our rich network of collaborators having warehouses in the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine.
The warehouses we provide you have high-performance surveillance systems, and the handling of your goods is carried out in increased safety conditions.
3. A TEAM DEDICATED TO THE EXPEDITIONS YOU WANT TO MAKE
If you want to collaborate with a forwarding company, it is important to choose a partner eager to provide you with an expert team dedicated to your project.
Europa Expedite’s successes are always based on people. That is why, when you deliver cargoes to destinations in the EU or other areas in the region, our company comes to your aid with a team of dedicated professionals who are ready to perform responsibly at each stage of the project.
We firmly believe in our people`s ability to work out the best logistics solutions in the shortest time for you. Over 20 years of expertise at the highest level of national and international freight, confirms that we are a viable, stable, and reliable partner.
Ask for an offer!
If you want to become long-term partners, you are welcome to request an offer. Europa Expeditie delivers your goods safely and in time, using its huge network of international and domestic carriers.