Logistics: Getting Your Beverage from Point A to Point B
With the ever increasing cost of freight, logistics continues to be a significant issue for beverage companies. Learning how to successfully manage how your product moves from your warehouse or copacker to your distributor is a key part of running a successful beverage company.
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Table of Contents
- What services can a trucking company provide? Likewise what kind of services can a freight broker provide?
- What information should I have ready when contacting a trucking company or broker?
- Does the hired company load, move and unload my products?
- What are my freight options?
- What are fuel surcharges?
- Is there a weight limit?
- Are there limitations to where and when a driver will pick up or deliver my product?
- Should I factor in damages or losses during transport? Who is responsible for any damages?
- Will a transporter warehouse my product as well?
- What does FOB stand for?
- What are the standard regulations for drivers on the road?
- Are there any specific certifications a prospective transport company should have?
- Are shipping materials like shrink wrap and pallets provided by the trucking company?
- How long does the transport of my product take?
- Can one truck deliver to several locations?
- Should I invest in my own truck and trailer?
- Is it possible to use several freight providers?
- Depending on the time of the year, should I be concerned about freezing?
- What limitations are there on shipping perishable product?
- What is a 3PL?
- What's the difference between FOB origin and FOB destination?
- What's the importance of Bill of Lading?
- How are LTL shipments priced?