Navigating your freight through a pandemic

Navigating your freight through a pandemic

The last 5 months have brought turbulent changes to Australian businesses and the way that we operate through an ever-changing and evolving pandemic.

With many working from home and a lot of businesses moving to e-commerce platforms to stay afloat, it has meant that all businesses have needed to become (if not already) quick-thinking, resourceful and fluid.

One industry which as a whole has remained consistent (albeit increased regulations to uphold and hurdles to contend with) is the Freight Industry.  The demand for freight has never been higher which has seen major freight powerhouses struggle at times trying to process the sheer volume of freight that is currently travelling throughout the country.

It’s hard to not feel frustrated when you are on the receiving end of delays in service by businesses that you heavily depend upon, but, it’s important to acknowledge the challenges all are currently facing and analysing if there is anything that you can do from your side to relieve the pressure off your team when navigating your freight through a pandemic.

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Technology in Transport

Technology in Transport

When your despatch manager is trying to get the cheapest quotes or the quickest possible ETA to book that parcel to get to one of your major clients, do you ever wonder “I wish there was a quicker way”?

Chances are your despatch manager is having to go onto various carriers’ websites or portals to enter the same details over and over to then have to write down the price they have been given. Only to have to go back into the selected website once they have determined the best option and then enter all the details. In some cases, having to start all over again. I’m guessing you’ve just lost about 10 minutes following that process.

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Ensuring that your freight travels

Ensuring that your freight travels

Competition in business looks very different from industry to industry, business to business. Everyone is trying to have a point of difference to have an advantage over their competitors. One such way, especially in the auto parts industry, is allowing their customers to have later cut off times in ordering their parts for same day or the next AM delivery. However, these businesses don’t consider how they will be able to fulfil that delivery window.

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