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How to Choose a Domestic Freight Forwarder

The use of a domestic freight forwarder within your supply chain can allow your firm to take advantage of the freight forwarder's volume buying power and expertise resulting in a freight forwarding program that not only meets deadlines but also reduces your costs. The key is selecting the right partner to handle your freight forwarding needs. 
Perhaps the first area you should evaluate in a potential freight forwarding partner involves learning some basic, general information about that potential partner and its operations. Here 14 key facts you should learn about each of the freight forwarders you are considering:   Is the company a full-service freight forwarder? How long has the company been in business? How large is their staff and what is their level of experience? What are their business hours? What is the company's weekly tonnage to various cities? Is the company certified to handle the shipping of hazardous materials? Does the company specialize in certain commodities …

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