Freight Companies


Freight/Shipping Company Definition

Professional freight shipping companies are integral parts of the supply chain. In most cases, these companies link raw materials or finished products from the manufacturers to distributors and retail clients.

What Do Freight Companies Do?

Shipping is mainly carried out in five different ways- either by road, rail, ocean, air, or intermodal shipment. A professional shipping company should be experienced and knowledgeable of all these shipping methods. Today, shipping companies do more than haul cargo from one point to another. Their services are more sophisticated, providing valuable logistics solutions across the supply chains. Besides transportation, here are other functions of a shipping company:

  • Warehousing – Shipping companies employ e-management systems to track inbound inventories, organize efficient slotting, designate pick-up points, and prepare cargo for loading.
  • Inbound Inventory Management -Shipping companies use a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System to ensure that invoices are handled quickly and precisely.
  • Outbound Process -Outgoing inventory is prepared and placed in the staging area for loading and shipping.
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    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Freight Company

    Pricing - Compare the pricing from different shipping companies and go for the one whose prices are in line with your budget. All the same, be sure not to compromise good services for low costs. For instance, Heavy Equipment Transport has been reputed for offering premium services at the most affordable prices in the industry.

    Reliability and Convenience - Your business performance is dependent on the timely and safe delivery of your clients' freights to various destinations. At Heavy Equipment Transport, we have our customers' best interests at heart. As such, we go above and beyond to ensure that your cargo gets to its final destination without delay.

    Factors Continued

    Asset Vs. Non-Asset Companies - Asset-based heavy shipping companies have invested in a wide range of shipping equipment for all types of loads. Heavy Equipment Transport has a state-of-the-art fleet to meet your shipping needs. With a non-asset company, there will be more hands handling your cargo which increases the chance for errors.

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