When you own a construction company or any other type of business where you must transport large pieces of equipment, you most likely don’t have the means to do it on your own. That’s why many businesses with shipping needs rely on the services of a transportation company. If you are in need of flatbed trucking and want to make sure you get the right professionals for the job, make sure you ask the company these three questions before hiring.
- How Long Have You Been in Business? If you have never hired a transportation company before, you might not be aware of the reputable companies that have been in business successfully for several years and the fly-by-night companies that come and go. It is safe to say that you will want a company that has been around for a while, so make sure to ask the company how long they have been in business before hiring. You’ll also be able to find this information by doing a little online digging.
- Do You Provide Tarping? Of course it will depend on what you are having shipped, but in some cases you might need a tarp. And if one is needed, you want to know your valuable equipment will be protected. Make sure the company will offer a quality tarp when transporting your equipment.
- Will You Use Straps or Chains? Some companies use straps to secure the freight while others use chains. Sometimes a combination of both is used. Both options are fine, but in general chains are stronger. If straps are used, you will want to ask the company what steps they will take to ensure no abrasion will occur, which puts your freight at risk.
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