Transport is the backbone of the supply chain for any company and choosing the right transportation partner can be the difference between a successful business and one which does not fulfil its potential.

While transportation doesn’t have to be difficult, it will have a major impact on your day-to-day operations. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of the most important factors to consider to make sure you find the right transportation service.

Define your requirements

Every company is different and every type of transportation service offers its own benefits. It will help you to define your requirements from the start so you can get the perfect service. This can include the size of what you are transporting, the frequency you need to deliver the product, whether it needs any special features like refrigeration, and much more.

Similarly, you should consider what types of transportation fit your company’s goals. For example, if you are environmentally focussed then you are unlikely to want air transport. Road, rail and sea transport are far more sustainable options.

Range and location

When comparing different transportation options, range and location are key considerations. Choosing a logistics partner that is based centrally with good access to motorways is a good way to make sure that your product can reach every corner of the UK.

Choosing a transportation service which can get your product to its destination reliably and punctually will allow you to offer a high quality service that meets the customer’s needs. Key to this is picking a service that can access everywhere you need to go.

Assess the provider thoroughly

Once you have decided what type of transportation you need, it is time to assess providers to make sure that you find the right partner. This comes in two parts. Firstly, can they provide the amount of service you need, and do they operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week? If they do, you can expect that they will be able to do what they promise and get your product where it needs to go on time.

Secondly, you should look at the company’s track record. A long history of experience in the industry should inspire confidence. Similarly, a good provider will have an excellent record of customer satisfaction and a level of service which creates a true business partnership.

Your transportation provider should be viewed as an extension of your own business and it pays to hold them to the same standard as you would yourself.

Why choose F Lloyd (Penley Ltd)?

Our team has vast experience providing the best possible transportation and logistics service on the market. Based in Wrexham, we are centrally located with easy access to all areas of the UK via the motorway network.

With a modern fleet of trucks up to 44 tonnes in size, we offer long range haulage and transport services throughout the UK 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our experienced and dedicated drivers ensure a reliable, professional and sooth transition of goods at all times.

We also operate a completely digital service so that you can track each truck and your deliveries in real time as they are in motion. Our transparent approached is designed to provide complete confidence at every stage.

Want to learn more about our logistics and transportation service and find out whether it might be the right fit for your business? Get in touch with the team today by clicking here.