How to find freight shippers
By Nadia Stauber
January 02, 2023 • 8 min read
Probably the greatest challenge of a successful transport company is to find the right freight shippers. You want to take on this challenge and win both instant orders as well as reputable business partners? Then this article is for you.
In this article, we’re going to discuss:
What is freight exchange?
Goods that are being transported by a carrier are called freight (or cargo or load). Most commonly, pallets are used to ship freight.
Probably the most common way in which transport companies obtain additional freight are so-called freight exchanges.
Transport or freight exchanges can be seen as marketplaces where demand and supply meet. In this case, anyone that is looking for or has freight capacity has the possibility to meet and connect here. Basically, a freight exchange contains information about the delivery date as well as specific information about the loading space and details about the freight itself, such as size and weight.
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The access regulations of a freight exchange are different from provider to provider. To ensure a serious business relationship, most exchanges take care of this for you.
However, such marketplaces do have some disadvantages. Most portals can only be accessed after paying a membership fee. Furthermore, they are just a place where companies that have goods to ship can set a custom price. Carriers can then bid on the individual deliveries. From then on, they are generally on their own in case of arising problems – from communication to payment process.
Why use Quicargo?
Quicargo is a digital freight network – not a marketplace. Here are the differences to regular freight exchanges:
- We assign orders to our partner carriers, which they can then accept or reject. You don’t have to look for it yourself – the assignment is not random, but based on criteria such as the type of load, size, weight and of course the route and destination. We make sure that you only receive orders that match your company profile and your route!
- Quicargo is completely free! Many platforms charge a membership fee. If you are a partner carrier of Quicargo, this is completely free of charge for you. Simply register, completely without a credit card!
- You can always decide for yourself whether you want to accept or reject orders. We only suggest you offers that suit your profile.
- You not only have the opportunity to accept instant, one-time orders, but also to establish long-term business relationships with one or more companies. If a company needs regular transport, you have the opportunity to become their trusted carrier and take on long-term guaranteed transport for them!
- By using our service you have the possibility of an integration between Quicargo and the transport management system of your choice. This can be systems like Sendcloud, Transsmart, Paazl and many more!
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What kind of partner carriers are we looking for?
We offer our partner transport companies the option of shipping pallet shipments in the form of groupage, less than truckloads (LTL) or full loads (FTL). We also offer parcel shipments, both regular and oversized.
Our customers can also ship to Amazon warehouses quickly and easily with Quicargo!
Furthermore, companies using our service have the option of booking additional services, such as the assigned carrier picking up the shipment with a mounted forklift. You can offer such additional services? Perfect!
We at Quicargo examine each company individually in order to be able to guarantee the reliability of your potential business partner. We only allow verified companies to access our network – both shippers and carriers.
The degree of digitization in logistics is constantly increasing – so it is also important for transport companies to be able to act as business partners with highly digitized companies. Many processes can be simplified with the simple operation of an online platform: save time with digital processes! Think of job search, contract initiation and processing. Any kind of communication takes place quickly and easily!
Here’s a quick summary of the advantages of using our digital platform:
- Optimized routing for trucks
- Possibility of multiple and better multi-stops
- Less customer acquisition costs
- You will only receive offers that match the capacity of your truck fleet
- Maximize your profit margin
Find the perfect business partner with the help of Quicargo
Your vehicles are often underutilized and you have empty cargo space in your fleet that you don’t want to leave unused? It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for instant orders or long-term business relationships – with the right contacts you can fast track your business instantly.
With our help, you will find reputable companies in our Europe-wide logistics network that are waiting to be convinced of your skills and are ready to ship their goods with you!
What exactly is Quicargo?
Quicargo connects companies that want to ship their goods quickly and easily across Europe with carriers that are the perfect fit for them. We make sure that the carrier we have selected for you matches perfectly with your goods and price expectations.
And it gets even better!
Help the environment and your wallet at the same time – with Quicargo. One in two trucks on European roads drives empty or half empty. What a waste of gas and energy! We at Quicargo are committed to fight against unnecessary CO2 emissions. That‘s why we connect those empty trucks with companies that have to send their goods in the same direction anyway. This saves both parties costs, time and effort. Pretty cool, isn‘t it?
Make full use of your trucks in the long term and find your business partners in a huge selection of companies that have been checked and approved by us.
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The benefits of using Quicargo:
- Large selection: Be part of a carrier network for national and Europe-wide shipping! Never leave your capacities unutilized again.
- No waste of time: find your suitable match within seconds! Whenever and however often you want.
- Useful additional functions: All important documents are available for you to download at any time. Simply log in and access your documents immediately!
Quicargo offers limitless benefits. By registering on our platform, you are under no obligation. You can stop accepting shipments at any time!
Above all, our carriers and shippers appreciate the speed of payment processing. You will receive your money within 30 days.
With just a few clicks, you can check on our digital platform to see if there are any other shipments on your route. This allows you to generate additional profit and reduce inefficient empty runs. A win-win situation: for you, for us and for the environment!
At Quicargo, you as the carrier decide whether and when you want to accept a shipment. See for yourself: in the video below, Micodo, one of our partner carriers, explains why his transport company has decided to become part of the Quicargo network!
Make use of the unutilized loading capacity of trucks and organize your pallet shipments in the most efficient way – with the help of Quicargo.
You are interested, but something remains unclear? Request a free demo here or simply contact our customer service!