Your Checklist To Finding a New Freight Carrier

As a business owner, it's crucial to build and maintain professional relationships throughout your supply chain with suppliers, vendors, partners and customers. However, it can be challenging for some shippers, particularly when they have to find new freight carriers to move their product. The shipper and carrier relationship is an important one to foster to ensure products are picked up and delivered on time. In fact, carriers are oftentimes the face of your company since their drivers interact with your customers at the point of delivery. That's why it's vital to do your research and select your carriers wisely.

How To Start a New Relationship With a Freight Carrier

Worldwide Express is a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL) that helps shippers of all sizes move freight efficiently. That includes assisting them in finding carriers that are a good fit for them. To learn what questions you should ask before choosing the right shipping carrier, download our Shopping for a New Freight Carrier Checklist. In this guide, we discuss the importance of asking the right questions in your search for both FTL and LTL shipping carriers, including:

  • Do you deliver where I need my freight to go?
  • Do you offer the services I need?
  • What's your on-time performance?
  • What's your business philosophy?
  • What amount of cargo insurance do you carry?

We also outline the steps that you can take to ensure you are keeping up with your end of the partnership. That includes making prompt payments and communicating shipment cancellations as soon as possible.

Worldwide Express Can Help You Develop Strong Carrier Relationships

Worldwide Express has more than 30 years of success in the logistics industry and helps thousands of shippers of all sizes move products with great efficiency. We are also part of WWEX Group, alongside GlobalTranz and Unishippers. Combined, these three companies make up one of the largest and most diverse 3PLs in the industry, providing shippers with top solutions that help them succeed. That includes teaming up shippers with carriers from our network of 75+ LTL and 85,000+ FTL freight carriers.

Download our Shopping for a New Freight Carrier Checklist today to learn more about developing relationships with LTL and FTL carriers. If you are ready to speak to an expert, reach out for a free freight shipping consultation.