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In today’s unpredictable business climate, freight companies struggle to maintain margins and provide exceptional customer value. Customer attitudes are shifting too, and third-party freight companies that don’t meet their requirements for timeliness, transparency, and competitive pricing will quickly fall out of favor. After all, time is money, and you want to make sure you’re getting the best possible value from every angle.
The competition is fierce among third-party freight forwarders, so choosing the right one for you isn’t always easy. Today, we’re going to compare DTS World Cargo with its three top competitors so you can see how we stack up.
The Competition: Salinas Forwarding, Texas International Freight, Air-Sea Forwarders
When choosing a freight forwarder, it’s important to know how reliable and flexible the company is. When you’re concerned with keeping costs low and service levels high, the last thing you want to worry about is having to deal with restrictions or added risk.
- Salinas Forwarding is a well-established international freight forwarding company located in Houston, TX. They are a full-service freight forwarder offering all modes of transport. It’s difficult to gauge their claims ratio as most of their web properties are outdated, and many online listings are unclaimed. While they appear to be active, there is no social proof and no reviews to support that. According to their website, their facility is open until 5:30 pm, and any after-hours service must be pre-arranged by phone.
- Texas International Freight in Houston is a full-service freight forwarder, and by all appearances, has an active customer base who are thrilled with their services. They specialize in heavy machinery and serve the energy industry, shipbuilding, and mining companies and also offer LCL, intermodal service, and a range of value-added services like packing and crating. According to their website, they are a small company, flexible to the customer’s needs, and committed to providing the best service possible. All in all, a solid choice if you are in any of the industries they service.
15 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK A LOGISTICS PROVIDER BEFORE WORKING WITH THEM
A reliable third-party logistics provider is a critical component of long-term success. Before you make a final decision as to what vendor is right for you, here are 15 important questions you should ask before making a final decision:
- Air-Sea Forwarders is a global company established in 1948. They operate ten branches all worldwide, including Houston, TX, and Los Angeles, CA. The company was awarded the President’s “E” Award, which is given to companies that contribute to the increase of American exports. Their service is customer-focused, which means they are flexible and willing to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.
- DTS World Cargo is a small, family-owned-and-operated company that combines the latest technology with a highly personalized human touch. As a result, our processes are more agile, ensuring that no matter what the customer needs, we can make it happen. We have no fixed schedule, as we know how critical it is to stay flexible in these turbulent times. We adapt to customer needs, and we’ll even make you a calendar for the cargo you need to move. Our warehouse allows us to provide all our services in one place, simplifying your logistics from end-to-end. Our ZERO claim ratio, after hours availability, and flexible lead times make us a leading choice for all your shipping needs.
If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help you improve your bottom line, reach out to us today. We’d love to learn know about your company and show you how we can help.