Cost-Saving Freight Shipping Tips
These simple cost-saving freight shipping tips can help you save both time and money when it comes to shipping freight nationally and internationally. At C&D Logistics, we understand how important it is for you to get the best freight shipping services at a reasonable price. That is why we offer a wide range of freight shipping services for both national and international shipments.
Cost-Saving Tips for Freight Shipping
Some simple ways that you can save time and money when shipping your company’s freight include:
1. Know When to Consolidate
If you are planning on shipping an LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipment, you may want to consider consolidating your shipment with another company’s in order to create a full truckload. Alternatively, if you are planning on shipping multiple LTL shipments to the same customer within a close date range, you can also consider sending both of the smaller loads at one time in order to reduce your overall expense.
2. Be Realistic About the Level of Service Needed
When preparing your freight shipment, it is important to know when the shipment needs to arrive at its destination. If your customer does not expect delivery for three days, you do not have to worry about overpaying to have the delivery made in one day. Additionally, it is important to consider how far the shipment has to travel. Make sure to look for regional carriers to handle closer deliveries and national shippers for long-distance services.
3. Minimize Packaging
Consider shrink wrapping your freight to its pallet to avoid having things slide around or shift during transit. Minimizing the freights movement, as well as cutting down on the amount of packaging used, can help lower costs by reducing costly damages, delays, and additional weight.
4. Know How Much Time You Are Spending on Freight Shipping
Since a lot of valuable time and resources can go into freight shipping, partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider can help you save both time and money, as a reputable 3PL company will be able to:
- Find the right truck capacity
- Source the right carriers
- Negotiate better rates
- Track shipments
- Audit freight invoices
- Deal with claims
If you would like to learn more cost-saving freight shipping tips, or if you are interested in one of our freight shipping services (logistics services, specialized freight shipping, or international courier services), please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also stay up to date with the latest news by following us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.