Trucks get your product to market and help you transport your goods all over the country or even the continent. Yet, how much time do you spend thinking about truckload lead times? If you’re not considering this important factor, you could be losing out on chances to make your shipping more efficient.
When you compete for customers for sales, you’re competing with other businesses in your field. When you’re considering truck availability, you are competing with all other businesses needing trucks, including companies not in your field at all. There are about 6 million businesses in the United States, and while not all of them rely on shipping via truck, many do.
When you can’t manage to improve lead times to at least a few days, you risk not being able to get your product to market on time. The delays and issues can sap your resources and keep you reactive, making you less competitive. If you ship products, improving your lead times makes you more attractive to vendors and helps you serve customers better.
The benefits of better truckload lead times include improved efficiency and competitiveness. To improve your lead times, you will want to:
If you’d like to improve truck lead times and create enhanced efficiency at every level of the supply chain, contact Rockfarm to find out how we can lower your shipping costs while improving customer experience and your effectiveness.
Brad’s journey into logistics began as a Marine Officer and transitioned from the LTL docks to the non-asset side within the logistics service provider arena. As a co-founder of Rockfarm, Brad drives our business development efforts and delivery of our promise. An Arizona native, Brad enjoys spending time outdoors in his home state with his wife and family.
“Our approach to the market allowed us an opportunity to push forward in 2008 and enable our mission, “lower the cost to serve” to stand as a cornerstone to our company today.”