Facts to consider when choosing your business transportation
If your collaborators must visit several clients, or make different transfers due to the type of service you offer, then business transportation is the best option for you. With this type of transportation, you will have less worries when moving your work team from one place to another during their working days.
For companies, choosing a business transportation service is not easy to make the best decision when choosing one. In order to make the right choice, you must consider different factors.
These are the most important facts to consider to choose your business transportation.
By having a transportation service, the processes to make trips or transfers are much more direct. That is, you will have a plan that caters exclusively to your needs. There is no waiting in line, you do not have to do so much paperwork and this is reflected in the execution time. With another type of transportation, private or public, you could go through some inconveniences that are not in your hands.
Having a transportation service will invariably be beneficial for your company, since you do not have to quantify the trips and the cost of each one of them, but you will have the immediate availability to move wherever you need, whenever you need it, without having to worry about the cost of each trip. You will have a specific service for the type of needs you have, and always with a plan that adapts to them.
It’s important that both you and your employees feel safe and protected when traveling to visit your clients. Public transportation will hardly provide the protection and/or security of being able to arrive safely to the final destination, and executive transportation is much safer than the previous one.
Access to vehicles that will allow you to get organized prior to the meeting with your client, which you can use to finish preparing what you have to present, or to finish concentrating on your meetings and not put your attention on other concerns.
Characteristics of the vehicle
On many occasions, image is one of the main factors you consider when choosing between a cab or a private vehicle. With your executive transportation, be sure that you will have a good visual impact to make a good impression when visiting your clients, because at Alamo we have fleets and vehicles that adapt to your needs.
Definitely, comfort is one of the factors to consider when choosing this type of service. This will better support your employees, both physically and psychologically. With more comfortable transfers, the improvement will be reflected in their performance.
These are some of the most important factors to consider when choosing an executive transportation service. In BFF, we have these and many other services to suit your needs as a small, medium or large company.
What influences the choice of means of transport
There are several factors that can be conditioned by one choice or another, as far as international transportation is concerned. The aspects that have the greatest impact are:
Competitiveness, company image, reliability and seriousness, are factors that can also be affected by a bad choice in terms of transport in international trade.
Therefore, when it comes to choosing the means of transport to be used for export (or import), the following variables must be taken into account:
Distance to be traveled or itinerary.
Frequency of transport and average delivery time.
Characteristics of the goods.
Unit value of the goods.
Weight and volume of the product to be loaded.
Customer needs and stock requirements.
Adjacent needs and costs (such as warehousing or inventories).
Necessary documentation in international transportation
The adequate choice of the means of transport in an international operation has a lot to do with the knowledge of the conditions to which each option is subject. Experience and training are key to better understand the strengths of each type of transport, but they are also required when taking into account the documentation that will be necessary in each case. The most common examples are:
Ocean: nominative, order or bearer bill of lading.
River: bill of lading.
Air: air waybill.
Road: bearer bill of lading, nominative, unimodal, to order, joint or indistinct.
Multimodal: multimodal bill of lading
As you can see, choosing the type of transport is not as simple as you might think a priori, since there are many variables to take into account. Finally, we give you a summary of which type of transport is usually the most advisable for each type of shipment, as well as its advantages:
If your cargo has a large volume or weight, and/or is not very urgent, this is the most suitable means of transport. Goods such as bulk agricultural products, minerals, metals and large irregularly shaped items are best transported by sea. The main advantages of this mode are:
Ideal for large volumes.
It’s the most economical by volume.
If your goods have to reach their destination quickly, air transport is the means of transport par excellence, especially for the technology, automotive and perishable goods industries, such as foodstuffs and some medicines. The main advantages of this means of transport are the following:
Little handling of the goods
Reliability of delivery
If your goods have to be transported short distances and/or need flexibility in distribution, road is the best way. Size, weight and weather conditions restrictions must be considered. The main advantages of this mode of transport are as follows:
Local, international and rural deliveries
Savings on packaging compared to other modes
If your shipment is bulky and does not have a great urgency, this means of transport is ideal because It’s transported to the destination in a single trip. However, you must consider that at each end of the rail journey another means of transport will be needed to complete the shipment, generally complemented by road transport. The main advantages of this mode of transport are as follows:
It’s the most efficient way of land transport.
Fast deliveries over long distances.
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