As the weather outside becomes colder and snow begins to fall, you know the holidays are getting closer. For those who run their own business, the holidays are the busiest time of the year and you often find yourself needing to ship product fast! That’s why you need to find the right trucking company – one who can get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Often, businesses don’t fully understand the different types of shipping options available or which types of trucks are best suited for their needs. Below are some rush trucking options that may suite your needs this holiday season and throughout the coming new year.
Rush Trucking Options
Here are just some of the benefits and options you should look for when rush shipping is needed. You may or may not need all of these, but it’s good to know these options are available.
- trucks that are on call 24 hours a day
- scheduled shipments availability
- trucks with lift gates
- trucks with tie downs and strapping to keep your shipments safe
- routed shipments
- debris removal
- freight pickups
- available dollies
- small package/envelope deliveries
- trained, reliable drivers
- dock plates
- available warehouses
- air freight
- ocean freight
- mail fulfillment
Of course, it is hard to find one company that can meet all of these services and all of your needs, but rest assured they are out there.
Holiday Shopping Statistics
With more and more shoppers waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, shipping during December is heavy! According to All Inclusive Marketing, businesses can expect a 9% increase in holiday sales this year with 20% of site sales coming from mobile devices alone. When looking at the statistics of holiday spending last year, we found that consumers spent over $45 million from November 1 to December 31! Not only did many of those purchases need to be delivered residentially (business to consumer shipping), often they first needed to be delivered to the stores (business to business shipping).
Final Holiday Rush Trucking Tips
While you could choose many different trucking companies when you need a package or shipment delivered, you need to choose one with reliable, courteous delivery workers. Especially during the holidays, drivers and delivery workers often get the ‘hum bug’ attitude and do not take pride in their work or care about your package. Look for a company with great service. You will be able to tell a lot by talking to a person on the phone. If you receive friendly service when you call, you should be able to put your trust in the company itself. For more information about rush trucking options, contact us.