Hello and welcome to our blog. This blog has been put together by a number of Edmonton warehouse and LTL shipment experts and the purpose is to provide decent information about our industry so you can make a more educated decision when trying to decide on an LTL company.
The first thing to remember is that not all companies are created equal. There are so many details involved when it comes to shipping that it is truly impossible for just one person to know everything there is to know about our industry. As such, you either need to work with a broker that is well-informed and connected or you might want to choose to work with a team of experts. It really just depends on you and your budget.
Most often, individual freight forwarders are going to be a little cheaper to work with. Many are very educated and you can expect to get a more personal level of service from them. However, they may not have all the answers for you when you need them.
On the other hand, you may want to work with a shipping company. That can also be a good option depending on your shipping needs. Most companies will have more resources to turn to and a wider array of connections. As a result you might get a wider variety of services and better solutions.
Again, it really depends on you.