What Are My Shipping Options?
There are various types of shipping companies. Local Trucking Companies are the companies shipping in a specific area. Although their most significant advantage is smaller rates, their services can be very limited and shipping might take longer. Common Carriers work regionally and nationally, deliver packages faster than Local Trucking Companies, and are more expensive, especially if the cargo weights more than 1000 pounds. Additionally, the possibility of cargo being lost or damaged by these carriers is higher because cargo is moved from one truck to another several times before reaching the recipient. Freight brokers help shippers discover the best shipping company and negotiate for the best price.
Brokers are not legally responsible for the cargo and the cargo owners have to work out various problems directly with the carriers. Freight forwarders also help to discover carriers but they are responsible for the cargo. Forwarders’ fees are the best when it comes to shipping the freight over 1000 pounds. Global Shipping companies ship internationally and handle documentation for the cargo. All types of shipping companies have their advantages and disadvantages. Your preference depends on the product you ship, destination, timeline and price.