At Moto Transportation, we understand the importance of getting the most out of your freight quotes and that freight pricing should always be top of mind when choosing a trucking company to partner with on your next shipment. That is why our expert team has put together a few tips on how you can secure the best LTL or FTL pricing for your company.
1. Use the trucking company’s online pricing portal
Using your chosen trucking company’s online pricing portal will save you both time and money in the long run. In most cases, freight shipping companies will also include their most up-to-date pricing and transit times within the pricing portal.
2. Provide details
Giving the freight company every detail possible, especially the exact dimensions and weight of the shipment, will ensure there are no surprises when you get your invoice. Other factors like cross-border fees, appointments, liftgate, and waiting times should be taken into consideration to avoid invoice surprises.
3. Expand your transit time
It is always a good idea to give your shipping company as much time as possible up front. Doing so will provide greater flexibility and more room in case of any unforeseen shipment delays or freight volumes needed to move trucks down the road.
4. Volume Discounts
Trucking companies love volume freight! Make sure to talk to them about the frequency of your shipments and to ask if they will give you special pricing for making them the exclusive carrier of choice for your freight shipping needs.
If you would like to learn more tips for getting the most out of your freight quotes, or if you are interested in one of our freight shipping services, please contact Moto Transportation today at 604-757-2441. In addition to our freight shipping services, we also provide volume freight discounts. Talk to your account manager today.