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Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this?
You launch a call for bids, ask for quotes or go to a freight tendering platform and in the end you don’t get the desired results.
Of course sometimes it works, but not always on an ongoing basis and the haulage companies are not always reliable.
Why does this happen?
The answer lies in how the average haulage company views things.
Look at it from their point of view:
When they receive a request from you, quite understandably you think that they are quoting your route.
They are quoting three routes, or rather their quotes include the miles covered in three routes:
• The route from where their truck was unloaded to your company.
• The route that you actually require.
• The route from your unloading location to the next place where the truck will be loaded.
Just think that sometimes, the overall mileage will be up to 20% to 25% longer than your required route (EU research officially confirms these figures).
We are talking about what people in the trade refer to as “empty miles”.
They are the reason why different quotes can vary enormously and the rates are hardly ever as competitive as they would logically be expected to be if only the miles on your route were included.
Basically, the fewer empty miles there are, the better the quote will be.
Now we can reveal how to solve the problem.
The secret… is in the numbers.
What does that mean? Let’s take it one step at a time.
How many haulage companies do you know? 10, 20, 100, 200?
It goes without saying that the more you know, the greater chance you will have of finding a company that can give you a great quote because it will only have to cover a few empty miles to complete your route. Now imagine being in contact with more than 18,000 European haulage companies and having software that can cross-match all of their most frequent routes with yours. There is a very good chance that it will bring up one or more haulage companies with a “twin route” to go with yours that requires few or no empty miles. It would allow everything to fall into place for an excellent quote and a long-term relationship.
You are probably thinking: “we always end up calling the same people in the end. I would love to have such a big supplier database and software like that!”
It’s only natural, but it takes years, experience and investment to be in that position.
Luckily for you, there is a company that has already taken these steps and developed the solutions in question.
It is called Twin Route and it has put together a system that caters to your needs.
The system is:
• Instant (it takes just a few seconds).
• Available with no need to sign up.
• Accessible without having to register or enter a password.
• Most importantly, free and final.
Basically, it is not a run-of-the-mill fee-based freight exchange.
P.S. Don’t wait even a second longer because after the first 1,000 applications we will have to suspend the service for a while. It is the only way that we can guarantee a quick response (max. 7 days) for those who have already entered their requirements.
Although the process will only take you a few seconds (you just need to enter details of the routes for which you want better quotes), it is much more time consuming for us. The databases are very large, so processing and analysing the results is a very demanding procedure for our specialists.