5 Easy Steps To Not Overpay For Freight: Coffee With The CEO

We are now in the most active months of the year for transportation. As rates continue to climb, what do you need to know so that your freight is delivered safely, on time, and for the best value?

In other words, what do you need to look for in a transportation logistics broker so that you don’t overpay for freight?

  1. Use a broker who understands what is happening in the market right now.

Work with a company that understands the highs and lows of capacity like ZMac. We have a team of folks that are constantly looking at the data, so we know where to find the trucks. If you have questions, talk to one of our people about it. We love to talk about transportation, and we love to offer our help. It’s a winning combination.

   2.  Use a broker who knows what the market says the price should be and sticks to it.

We created ZRate to give us an advantage. We know it is accurate for you because we use it ourselves thousand of times a day.  If you give us 48 hours, we guarantee a truck for the rate we quoted. (Will any other broker do that for you? Go check. They won’t.)

   3. Use a broker who creates solid partnerships with customers and carriers.

If you go with ZMac, you have a true partner. We love to create long-term relationships with customers and carriers. We like to think we have the best carriers on the planet and if we treat them with integrity, they will do the same for you. We have the carriers and the customers to make this easy, we get it.

   4. Use a broker who only works with quality carriers, guaranteed.

Posting a load on a load board is one thing, but having a quality base of carriers to call allows us to provide the service and the price our customers need. It is precisely what has made us who we are today.

    5. Use a broker who lives by the motto, “Communicate, communicate, communicate.”

If you are still taking the lowest bid on freight and the carrier is not showing up for whatever reason, your broker is the problem. That might be tough talk, but brokers that promise and can’t deliver should be avoided and not rewarded for this type of behavior. At ZMac, service is king. We will communicate the good and bad news and have solutions to problems before they arise.  We already have a plan B and C, and we will work with you to give you what you want. Relationships are not built on one load, but they can be lost on one if we are not communicating with you every step of the way.

 

Market analysis, guaranteed prices, long-term partnerships, carrier relationships and good old open, honest communication. 5 easy things ZMac can do for you. Every load, every time.

 

Here’s to making it easy,

 

Jeff

 

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