Why is My Freight Taking So Long?

Why is My Freight Taking So Long?

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering “Why is my freight taking so long?” then it might be time to reconsider how you move your product. Partnering with a logistics partner like Customodal means better control over your costs, less time contacting multiple carriers, access to a LTL network with nationwide discounts, and one consolidated bill for convenience. In an industry that is constantly changing and evolving, you don’t have to be the expert – that’s what we’re there for.  Now, back to your original question…

Why is my freight taking so long?

Weather – Mother Nature is always in charge and everything from flooding to tornados to snowstorms can impact travel and lead to delays in product movement.

Current Events – Remember when there was a container ship stuck in the Suez Canal or when there were trucks pausing near the Canadian border? The logistics world is vast and there is always something that’s going to throw a wrench in the plans. The good news is that when you work with a logistics partner, you don’t have to worry about current events. We take care of that for you.

Labor Issues – Labor shortages can have a significant impact on the flow of goods. If there aren’t enough truck drivers or dock workers to move freight, it will take longer for it to get from Point A to Point B.

Now, what can you do about your freight taking so long?

Well, as you can probably guess, if you aren’t already you need to find a logistics partner you trust! Don’t just focus on the bottom line, but find a company that takes time to learn about your business and find the best solutions for your needs.

If you have a logistics partner, the first thing you want to ask yourself is, “Do I NEED this product at this time, or do I WANT it there at this time?” From there, your logistics partner (like Customodal) can work to meet expectations related to both time and cost. There’s no reason to pay a “NEED” cost when it’s a “WANT” situation.

Customodal is here to help. Reach out to our friendly team to learn how you could be saving on freight costs. Book a free demo!