As most of you know; time is money. Any delays or downtimes suffered for whatever excusable or inexcusable reason could have negative consequences for the small to medium sized business’s ability to maintain its month to month financial requirements and targets. Such delays are typical when goods and/or services need to be delivered by road or rail. But when a delivery company offers you an expedited freight wing how are you to respond to that?
You are expected to embrace this opportunity with both arms. But you need not be thinking in terms of being on a wing and a prayer. As a business owner, you should never be throwing caution to the wind in sheer desperation to get from point A to B in as quick a time as possible and thus get paid on time for the delivery of your goods and services. The point is that the trucking company needs to have a contingency or backup plan in place.
This plan ensures that there is a better than even chance that clients’ goods and services will not only be delivered on time but safely as well. Speaking of which, the trucks that they use may be strong and powerful and mechanically reliable, thanks to its regular maintenance, but the drivers will need to be top-drawer. Particularly if they are going to be covering long distances, they should have experience on their side.
Their above average driving abilities should also be proven. An inexperienced driver could be prone to in-alertness in the event of a potential accident. An experienced driver, on the other hand, can see this possibility a mile off. He also never needs to exceed the roads’ speed limits. And yet he is still able to get there on time.