If you have freight to move across the country, there are a variety of ways to get it there. To help you decide, here is a look at five of the most popular options. There are pros and cons to all of these options, and ultimately, the best one for you depends on your personal preferences and budget:
1. Take it Yourself
If you have a ute or if you hire a trailer, you can move your freight on your own. The upside of this option is that it puts you in control of the process – you can be certain that your freight gets exactly where you want it to go. However, this option is also time consuming, which makes it impossible for some people.
2. Hire an Individual to Move the Freight for You
Using a jobs listing website or a social networking site, you may be able to find an individual who is willing to move your freight for you. You can hire people to move vehicles, pull trailers or carry shipments of goods to certain destinations for you.
This can be cheaper than hiring a professional, but ultimately, you don't know the person you are hiring, and if they aren't doing it professionally, they probably don't have any insurance that will cover your possessions in transit.
3. Freight Broker
You tell a freight broker where you want your items shipped, and the broker works with a number of freight transporters and shipping companies to find you the fastest and most affordable deal. If you are shipping abroad and need to use more than one freight company, a broker can streamline the process for you and help with issues like dealing with customs forms.
However, these professionals may charge a finder's fee, and if you have a fairly simple shipping order, it may be cheaper to go directly to the freight transporter.
4. Freight Transporter
Whether you are transporting a vehicle, shipments of inventory to your business or any other items, a freight transporter can help you get those items where they need to be. In many cases, you can get door-to-door services, but in other cases, you can save money by dropping your shipment off at a central processing facility.
5. Freight Transport Tied to Travel
Rather than using a dedicated freight transporter, you can transport your freight through a company that usually focuses on travel. For instance, many cross country buses pull trailers of freight behind them. If the company's travel schedule works for you, this can be a great option. However, if you want the flexibility of overnight shipments or other options, you may need to choose a traditional freight transporter.
For more information, contact Jayde Transport.