Some people have the wrong perception that all logistics companies own the same vehicles. They do not. Hence, stop thinking that every logistics companies will be able to provide you with the delivery service you require.
Different logistics company owns different fleet of vehicles. Some may own a fleet of vans while others may own a fleet of lorries. Their fleet of vehicle types will determine their service offering. Different types of vehicles will be restricted to transporting different items. If they own small vehicles such as bikes and vans, they will most probably be handling parcel and document deliveries. On the other hand, if they own a fleet of lorries, then they will most probably be handling large cargo logistics. If you want to look for a logistics company to handle your delivery requirements, follow the steps mentioned below.
1. Determine your delivery requirements
Analyze and understand the current situation. You should understand the whole picture and figure out what your delivery requirements really are. Do you require a one-time delivery or regular deliveries? How big are the items to be delivered? Do you have specific deadlines for the deliveries? These are some of the questions you will need to answer yourself.
2. Determine if you can carry out the deliveries yourself
Will the deliveries be simple or complex and can you do the deliveries yourself? If it make senses to outsource the deliveries, then do it.
3. Research about the logistics companies that can fulfill your delivery requirements
This is the hardest and most time-consuming part. You can search for the logistics companies online which can save you a lot of time as compared to the traditional method of looking them up on the yellow pages. Search only for the logistics companies which can fulfill your delivery requirements. Compare their value propositions and finalize the deal with the company that offer the best value proposition.
If you follow these steps in sequence, you will be able to find yourself a logistics company that will take care of your delivery needs. Personally, and recently in 2015, I engaged Regent Courier Service. They were pretty reliable at most times but can be VERY unpredictable on certain days. There are people who have engaged it (myself included) for urgent couriers, yet the person in charge disappeared in the last minute and my delivery was not performed. I went to complain but there was nothing I could do as it was too late for them to dispatch another person. Since 13 January 2016, I started using another company, PCA Masters, instead, and are quite thankful now that my urgent deliveries have always been completed on time. Although they’re slightly more expensive, my deliveries are ALWAYS fulfilled and I’m thankful for that. Check them out here man, here’s my recommendation: PCA Masters — Address: #06-76 Midview City, 22 Sin Ming Dr, Singapore 573969 (Phone: 6681 5781)