The Right Fit: Top 10 Considerations When Choosing a Freight Transportation Provider

When it comes to shipping your goods, choosing the right freight transportation provider is crucial. Your choice can impact your cargo’s safety, delivery time, and overall success. At RDS Capacity Solutions, we understand that not all shipments are the same, which is why we go the extra mile to match your unique needs with the perfect carrier.

  1. LTL or FTL? Are you shipping a partial load (Less-Than-Truckload – LTL) or a full truckload (FTL)? The size of your shipment plays a significant role in carrier selection. RDS ensures your cargo gets the right treatment.
  2. Service Speed: Deferred, Standard, or Expedited? Do you require your shipment to arrive quickly, or is standard delivery acceptable? RDS provides options for deferred, standard, and expedited service to meet your specific needs.
  3. Cargo Specifics: Temperature, Value, Hazard, or Size? Different cargo requires different handling. Is your shipment temperature-sensitive, high-value, hazardous, or oversized? RDS matches your cargo with carriers experienced in handling these unique requirements.
  4. Truck Type: Straight Truck, Dry Van, Side Curtain, Drop Deck, or Intermodal? The type of truck used can affect your shipment’s safety and efficiency. RDS ensures that the carrier’s equipment is a perfect match for your cargo.
  5. Customer-Centric Approach Unlike other brokers who might say “yes” first and find a carrier later, RDS starts with our customers and the needs of the shipment. We work closely with you to understand your unique requirements.
  6. Technology-Driven Solutions In today’s digital age, technology is a key player in efficient logistics. RDS utilizes advanced operations software to empower our employees to serve you better. We leverage technology to compare multiple service options and equipment availability, guaranteeing the right level of service for your cargo.
  7. Carrier Network RDS maintains strong connections with a vast network of carriers. We know their equipment availability and can identify opportunities to match the load with the right lane, ensuring your cargo reaches its destination safely and on time.
  8. Critical Shipment Information We understand the importance of real-time information. Whether it’s going into inventory or affecting a potential line shut-down, knowing the where and when is crucial. RDS provides you with the data you need to keep things running smoothly.
  9. Experience Matters With RDS Capacity Solutions, you benefit from the experience of dedicated leaders and employees committed to our industry and local communities. Our expertise ensures your cargo is in safe hands.
  10. Nationwide Reach We offer nationwide truck brokerage services, making it easy to find the right carrier, no matter where your cargo needs to go. RDS Capacity Solutions is your partner in seamless logistics.

Selecting the right freight transportation provider is a decision that can make or break your shipping experience. At RDS Capacity Solutions, we take pride in our commitment to client success. We understand the intricacies of carrier selection and go the extra mile to match your unique needs with the perfect carrier. Trust us to deliver your cargo safely, efficiently, and on time. Contact us today for a seamless shipping experience powered by experience, technology, and a customer-centric approach.