Who Gets Your Gold Medal? Five Skills Your Long-Haul LTL Provider Must Master

Posted by Averitt Express on 7/1/12 10:33 AM

Like an Olympic gymnast must demonstrate balance, poise, concentration and flexibility, your long-haul carrier has to display certain skills to earn a gold medal from you.

Below are five of the most important skills your long-haul LTL provider must master:

RELIABILITY.

You need your shipments delivered on-time, on target and intact to keep your operations running smoothly. If your carrier is regularly failing you, maybe they’re not gold-medal caliber.

FLEXIBILITY.

You get the most bang for your buck when your provider offers solutions that are customized to your needs. If your provider is regularly telling you, “We can’t do that,” maybe they’re not worthy of making your medal stand.

STABILITY.

You can’t afford to put your entire supply chain at risk by placing it in the hands of providers who are financially unstable. Beware giving your gold medal to a provider who might let you down when you need them the most.

VISIBILITY.

Knowing where your shipments are and when they’re going to arrive helps you plan better and gives you peace of mind. Make sure you’re getting gold-medal customer service and information technology.

VALUE.

You don’t have to choose between gold-medal service and competitive pricing. The best providers should be able to give you both!

Averitt provides LTL service to every point in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We provide services in and out of the South through The Reliance Network, an award-winning network of highly respected regional carriers that are changing the way the industry looks at long-haul LTL.

Here are some reasons you should consider giving Averitt and The Reliance Network a chance to earn your long-haul LTL gold medal:

  • Averitt, along with all other members of The Reliance Network, is well-known for exceptional reliability. And when we measure service, we use the strictest standards. So when we say our service is strong, we can back it up!

  • Averitt and The Reliance Network can be flexible for you. Averitt can provide LTL, truckload, pool distribution, expedited services and ocean services. You get the convenience of calling one number (1-800-AVERITT) for all of your transportation needs. Plus, with The Reliance Network, you can have one carrier handling your regional AND national shipments — no juggling different carriers.

  • Averitt and The Reliance Network are financially stable.

Averitt and The Reliance Network can provide complete, real-time shipment visibility from origin to destination with one click or one call — no need to visit multiple websites or call multiple phone numbers.

Averitt and The Reliance Network don’t force you to choose between outstanding service and competitive pricing. We can provide value in both areas.

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