Squaring the circle: The importance of flexibility in haulage
In business as in life, sometimes you are presented with an emergency that requires special attention.
Perhaps you need to transport an item to a far-flung part of the country at short notice, or maybe the shape and size of the item itself is the problem. It could be that you produce bulky, awkward-shaped goods regularly due to the nature of your business.
Whatever the nature of the challenge, when an off-the-shelf solution simply won’t do, you need a haulier that can rise to the occasion and act as your knight in shining armour?
One problem is that many haulage firms only like to deal with goods that are square and can therefore be loaded neatly and efficiently. The simple reason for this is that it makes their life easier and their business more efficient and profitable!
Nothing wrong with that, you might say, but it’s not until you’ve been in a critical situation like the ones described above that you realise the importance of flexibility in a transportation service.
Fortunately, there are companies out there that will offer a bespoke solution. As with most things it’s often just a case of shopping around and asking the right questions. Some suggested queries include:
· "Do you provide a dedicated vehicle?"
· "Are there any restrictions on where you deliver in the country?"
· "How much notice do you need?"
· "Do you have any experience of working with other companies in our sector/industry?"
· "What exact method will you use to transport my goods?"
Get satisfactory answers to these questions and you’ll be on the right track to finding a high-quality provider!
If you are a business owner, do you have any other tips or advice for those seeking to find a truly flexible haulier? Leave us a comment or get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you!
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