Improving Shipper-transportation Provider Partnerships

As today’s truckload rates and competition for trucks continue to rise, there a few things that can be done to establish good partnership between the shipper and transportation provider. Some items that may benefit the shipper in retaining the services of their transportation provider may include:

  1. Shipments in which the driver is not responsible for loading or unloading freight.
  2. Whenever possible reduce the number of stops per shipment.
  3. Establish and follow a schedule for shipping and delivery appointments.
  4. Attaching a seal to the trailer after the shipment has been loaded. Try to ship using shipper load and count.
  5. Notify your transportation provider as early as possible with upcoming shipment dates.
  6. Pay invoices on time.
  7. Treat drivers with respect.

By following some of the suggestions above a shipper may be able to secure and maintain partnerships with their current transportation provider.

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Monitored Freight Shipments

After regular business hours, All America Transportation, Inc. has a Transportation Professional on-call to handle any issues or concerns for our freight shipments. Call our toll-free number any time to reach the on-call designee.

Cargo Insurance Coverage

At All America Transportation, Inc., we go above and beyond federal insurance requirements. To give our clients extra assurance, all of our freight shipments are protected by a $100,000 Contingency Cargo Insurance Policy. This ensures an extra layer of protection for our clients and expert claims assistance in the rare event of cargo damage.

Direct Contact With Drivers

Our dispatchers communicate directly with the drivers providing all pickup and delivery information while allowing our staff to track every truck. This helps to eliminate driver calls to shippers and consignees for directions and times, keeping communication streamlined.