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Cut the Cost of Shipping Refrigerated Items with 3rd Party Shipping

March 24, 2017

Shipping products to customers is a major operating expense for any business that doesn't retail on site. Things become much more complicated if you must ship perishable items and keep them cold. You can get your goods to market and in the hands of the customer in the most cost-effective manner when you follow these helpful refrigerated shipping tips from Vector Transport.

Think Timing

Shipping your refrigerated goods should be planned with the retailer or organization receiving your order. Plan out the time it will take to drive the distance and arrive at a time when the store is open to receive and unload your order. If your products arrive after hours, the driver will have to wait on site with the reefer running until the store employees arrive to unload the goods. This could add more money onto the final shipping price from the carrier. Make sure you're not setting yourself up to pay for idle time.

Use a Freight Brokerage

Most small companies don't have time to plan the amount of time needed to ship a load from A to B. That's where an experienced onsite 3rd party shipping company like Vector Transport can help. We know exactly how long it will take for a distance to be covered and how long a driver can be on the road. We will do all of the pick-up and drop-off coordination for you. We deal with the carrier directly to make sure they arrive on time and protect your valuable goods. Vector will also do the negotiations with carriers to make sure you get the best possible rate on you load. Trust an industry expert when you can't afford mistakes.

Vector Transport knows the 3rd Party shipping industry well. We get you the best shipping rates and the fastest delivery times for your goods, saving you time and money. Contact us today by calling 1-888-757-4936.