Heavy Haul Trucking – 7 Things to Analyze Before Hiring Trucking Company

Heavy Haul Trucking - 7 Things to Analyze Before Hiring Trucking Company
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I know we can’t be experts in everything and know it all, regarding truck insurance, driver health insurance, freight, and cargo insurance and what not!

But in this modern time, even if you are new in the field, all you need to do is ask one of the fellows from the same industry few questions about what you need to know, or simply go online and watch a tutorial or two on how insurance works and how it should look like.

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Furthermore, you can do a research of some of the very common driver forums, unions, and associations and read some of the online trucker magazines. It will not take you long before you connect the dots.

And by the way, don’t forget to read the fine print on the bottom of the insurance paper. In those few rows, you will find and read more than what you have in the entire page or two of the insurance paperwork!

6. Clear All Concerns or Issues You Have

Before long, you will be an expert in heavy haul trucking but until then, ask questions and read. Read a lot!

With all that modern technology and electronic gadgets that we have at our disposal, there is not a reason good enough, that will justify you for not being well informed.

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So, if the heavy haul trucking is something new for you, then don’t be scared to ask. Clear all concerns or issues you might have, and only then you will be prepared for the long ride.

You have all the rights to know to whom you are giving the future of your business! Yes, they have to earn the trust first, but don’t just hop up with the first heavy haul trucking company before you make at least some basic research on the company’s safety rating, accidents reports and such!

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Check the history of their drivers. There might be some felon drivers in the company and you don’t want anything to do with them. A lot of companies hire felon drivers and give them a second chance and a fresh start.

I personally don’t mind that, but there are a lot of people that do! So instead of whining later because you didn’t know that, ask some questions and clear up everything in your head up front.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to know what you are dealing with. You might not need that information right now at the spot, but I am sure that later on, you will find it useful and you will be happy you asked!

7. Make Sure That the Heavy Haul Trucking Company Have the Right Equipment

Last but not least, you have to make sure that the heavy haul trucking company owns the proper equipment for your job. You don’t want them showing on the site where you are expecting them with equipment that is three times smaller of the one you’ve expected, or the other way around.

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Most of the heavy haul trucking companies, especially the one with the good reputation, have a modern website where they present as simple as they can- all the equipment, the services, and the assets that they are proud of.

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So, if you don’t see the information that you need on their web, then dial up their number and ask the question. There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking the size of their equipment and the stage or the condition of the same.

Better safe than sorry! You have to know what you get for your hard earned dollars!

Conclusion

Slowly but surely we’ve come to the end of this article where I’ve tried to present you the 7 things to analyze before hiring a heavy haul trucking company.

There are many other things you need to consider before you hire a heavy haul trucking company, but these are the most obvious ones.

So, check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) ,  SAFER or even Consumer reports, the heavy haul trucking company rating. See where they stand! Do whatever it takes but don’t just choose to choose! Do it with caution and wisely!

Which companies, that deal with heavy haul trucking, are best in what they do? Did you ever use any of the heavy haul trucking companies that you will not recommend because of their poor services, or you will endorse them for their outstanding services?

What are some of the challenges you face while hiring a heavy haul trucking services? We would like to hear from you so please share your thoughts, tips and suggestions in the comment box below.

 

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