Reduced Shipping Rates for Your Freight
At LNC Logistics in Houston, our main focus is to help small business owners like you get reduced shipping rates for your freight. We help the businesses we work with to drive down the cost of their freight shipping method when they work directly with one of our reliable carriers.
Our freight delivery experts have strong relationships within the industry that have been growing for decades. The carriers we work with are looking to minimize the empty space of their trucks for every trip they make, which helps us get your products on the best routes for your budget. LNC Logistics uses its ties with other companies to help leverage freight carriers into a lower tier of pricing than you can negotiate simply by working with these carriers independently.
Define Your Freight Profile
Are you paying a ton rate or a pallet rate appropriate to your freight profile? For example, if you are paying an hourly rate for deliveries, is that necessarily going to create the right behavior in the transport company to get your deliveries done efficiently?
So think about the rate structure, whether it is per ton, per pallet, per carton, and try to ascertain if it it’s the one most suitable for your freight profile. If not, it could be worth renegotiating the structure.
Recalibrate your Speed of Deliveries
Are you using excessive amounts of air freight or express freight when general road freight could do? Go back to your invoices and see which different priorities you are paying for, which speeds of freight if you like, and make sure that is appropriate. Very often the people booking your freight will book a higher priority than is really needed.
If you are using air freight, ask yourself whether it is necessary to cover the entire shipping distance by air. You might find it more economical to use air for a portion of the route and ocean transport for the rest, or vice versa.
Maximize Your Carrier Capacity
How are you presenting your freight to the freight company? Is it easy for them to handle and load into their vehicles? If, for example, you have some really fragile products that have been palleted, and it is so delicate that you can’t put other pallets on top of it, you’re going to be paying for two pallets in that vehicle. You are paying for the volume of the vehicle that you are occupying.
Likewise, if your pallets are packed in such a way that they are uneven, making it impossible to put another pallet on the top, again you’re going to be paying for two pallets.
So think about how you are presenting your freight to the transport company. Make it as easy as possible for them to maximize the capacity of their vehicles.
Consolidate Non-urgent shipments
It might not work for everyone or in every situation, but if you can manage it without affecting customer service, try to hold on to non-urgent shipments and consolidate them with other loads to optimize truck or container space.
Join forces with Other Shippers
If possible, seek to join forces with other shippers near your distribution centers to consolidate your freight with theirs. It would be even better if they are local companies who supply their products to the same customers as you do.
Lower Your Freight Cost With LNC Logistics Company
In our time working in freight, logistics have cultivated an impressive network of carriers in order to provide the most efficient shipping solutions on the market for our clients. We work closely with our shippers and carriers to ensure they are getting paired with the most economically viable and reliable shipping options that fit their freight’s unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about our flatbed freight shipping options and to lock in a flatbed shipping quote for your freight today, or fill out this form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible!
REDUCE SHIPPING COSTS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA
Are you looking to reduce freight costs and protect your bottom line? We can help. Whenever you are looking for affordable, convenient, flatbed shipping rates in Houston you can count on, reach out to LNC Logistics today! We will help get you the answers you are looking for today. There is no reason to stick with a shipping company you are not fully satisfied with. With the expertise and knowledge to leverage the freight shipping market, LNC Logistics has what it takes to bring competitive pricing and capacity for flatbed, dry van, and LTL freight shipments. We have spent years building our reputation and always strive for maximum customer satisfaction, and part of that means providing rate quotes fast. If you are in the Greater Houston area, Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Humble, or Livingston, contact LNC Logistics to learn more about the services we provide.