How did you get to work today?
Odds are, you drove your own car. When you drove your car, you incurred a lot of individual costs. You had to pay for the car, the gas, the insurance, and regular repairs.
Imagine paying for many more cars that are much more expensive and are also carrying valuable goods.
This is exactly the situation some companies find themselves in when they purchase and operate their own semi-trucks.
Here are the top five reasons to hire a trucking service to avoid this catastrophe.
It’s inconvenient to ship your merchandise yourself. It would involve buying your own fleet of trucks, maintaining them, training drivers, paying for those drivers, and paying for gas.
What’s more, all of these inconveniences are added to the regular hustle and bustle of running a business. You might not have time to run both a for-profit business and a trucking service, so why try?
You can avoid all of these inconveniences by hiring a trucking service.
Although certainly not the only advantage to hiring a trucking company,
It can cost between $9,000-$15,000 per year to ensure each semi-truck for an owner-operator. Even with a meager fleet of trucks, this could take a large toll on your company.
Instead of paying this cost yourself, you could hire a trucking company that would, because of their large fleet, be able to distribute those costs over a large fleet of vehicles, thus resulting in lower costs for them and you.
Of course, always make sure the company is charging reasonable rates.
By hiring a professional trucking service, you can be sure that they will be professional in their interactions with you and whomever you are shipping your products to.
You can be sure that they will be professional truckers because their only job is trucking. They don’t need to worry about a litany of different issues and get the products to their destination.
Instead, they are wholly devoted to serving your trucking needs, which will often result in professional customer service.
Of course, if they don’t live up to your expectations, you can always hire a different trucking company.
For a great, professional trucking business, check out Dan Wieting Trucking. They offer services such as auto transport and freight shipping.
One of the more intangible benefits of hiring a trucking service is the security you will feel when you ship your goods from one location to another.
Whether you are shipping cars, toys, or other goods, you will feel secure that your merchandise will reach its destination.
Why? Because the trucking company’s only job is to safely transport goods from one location to another, they have — if they remain in business, that is — a good record of doing so.
Truck crashes are tragic but inevitable. In 2019, 118,000 large trucks were involved in crashes that resulted in an injury. If you are shipping all of your products yourself, you could be on the hook for any crashes that occur.
In addition, you will have to pay the insurance cost (mentioned above) because of this huge liability.
With this guide, you now have all the tools you need to evaluate whether you should hire a trucking company.
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