Sutco Transportation Specialists Broker or Direct Carrier

Choosing whether to use a broker or direct carrier depends on your specific logistic needs. We’ve outlined a few of the key points in helping to determine which option is right for you.

Cost Savings

One of the most significant benefits of using a truck broker is the potential for cost savings. A broker has access to a wide network of carriers, which allows them to find the most cost-effective solution for your shipment. This can include negotiating rates, finding the most efficient route, and identifying opportunities for backhauls and other cost-saving strategies. Whereas our assets will have static lanes they run in and set prices for each lane. Additionally, a truck broker can help you avoid the costs associated with maintaining your own fleet of trucks, such as insurance, maintenance and staffing expenses.

Carrier Selection

Another benefit of using a truck broker is the ability to select the right carrier for your shipment. A broker has access to a wide network of carriers, including both large and small companies, which allows them to find the best fit for your specific needs. This includes considering factors such as equipment type, capacity, and safety ratings. By working with a truck broker, you can be confident that your shipment is in good hands, and that you are working with a carrier that meets your standards. What our assets can not handle our Brokerage team will be able to cover all over Canada/USA.

Our Assets have a combination of B’trains, Flat Deck Tridems and Heated Vans.

Improved Efficiency

A truck broker can also help improve the efficiency of your supply chain by managing the logistics of your shipment. This includes coordinating pickup and delivery times, tracking cargo in transit and providing real-time visibility of your shipment. By outsourcing these tasks to a broker, you can free up your own resources to focus on other aspects of your business, such as sales and marketing. Think of it as having your own transportation department without any of the headaches.

Compliance

Are you sure your carrier is adequately insured? Have you checked their safety compliance record?

Truck brokers are also experts in compliance and regulations, which can save you time and money in the long run. They stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and compliance requirements, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and can ensure that your shipment is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.

Flexibility

Finally, using a truck broker can provide your business with greater flexibility. A broker can help you scale your transportation needs up or down as required, without the need to invest in additional equipment or staff. This allows your business to respond quickly to changes in demand, while keeping costs under control.

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Sutco Transportation offers Brokerage and Direct Asset options, contact us for more information or to get a quote.