There are a considerable number of companies out in the marketplace that produce a wide variety of different products, in vastly varying sizes and quantities, that need to be immediately shipped out upon the manufacture completion to destinations all around the world.

From small companies that have delivery needs in their local area that can be taken care of by delivery van transport, to multi-national corporations that may necessitate the use of semi-trailer transport, trains, ships, or air transport, companies that need to ship out their products must develop a solid working relationship with a shipping company they can trust.

Companies all across the business spectrum that investigate shipping options find out how working with a global transportation system can provide more flexibility to meet the company’s often changing needs.

Global transportation systems that employ a network of independent agents and capacity providers, such as Landstar, are able to provide efficient, safe, on-time services for any delivery, whether it be across town or across the world.

Every agent and capacity provider in these companies are independent business owners. The truck drivers are owner operators. The parent company as a whole employs thousands of agents and leased owner operators worldwide, as well as several thousand trailers for use, and several thousand other available capacity providers, so the reach they have in transporting goods to virtually any location on earth is almost limitless.

To become leaders in the goods transport industry, top companies are leaders in heavy haul transportation systems, as well as border crossing shipping, with agents that provide all means of goods transport into Mexico, with over 100 C-TPAT certified Mexican carriers operating at all key border crossings, with a network of FAST-certified Canadian owner operators servicing all points north of the border.

If cargo needs to be expedited, the company should know that the transport company they’re working with will be immediately available to service their needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with their agents providing timely, accurate updates all along the shipment’s journey.

The shipment of goods may be the last step in completing an order, but it is as important as any other function in the whole order process. Quality, safe, on-time shipments may not win customers, but poor quality shipping can certainly lose them.

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Tom Brown

Tom Brown is an automotive market enthusiast living in the United States. He holds a diverse background in automotive marketing and enjoys utilizing that to produce insights into the inner workings of the industry.

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