1. Knowledge and experience of the transport and logistics market is key
As the Traffic & Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland at Greencarrier Freight Services, I have been travelling quite a lot in these countries. Over the years, I have gotten to know the needs of the markets well, and how they differ depending on the country. I know the importance of truly understanding the specific situation in a country to be able to provide a customer with the best transport solution.
In England, for example, there is not only a growing interest but also a future necessity to focus more on sustainable transport solutions. Today, England is struggling with heavy traffic and its negative impact on the environment, especially in the larger cities such as London. Not having the right equipment means that you are not allowed to enter the city of London, leaving you with no choice but losing your competitiveness against other freight forwarders.
The regulatory landscape in England is changing, and environmental rules and requirements are becoming increasingly stringent. The authorities are approaching the transport and logistics industry through higher demands on transport documentation. Consequently, freight forwarders need to be better equipped for driving in the larger cities and find transport solutions that support a more eco-friendly environment, paving the way for a more sustainable future.
Hopefully, it is only a matter of time until more countries are picking up on this positive trend. To get the best possible road freight service, my advice is to look for a freight forwarder that has great knowledge and vast experience of the markets in which they operate, and are up to date with the existing rules and regulations in each country.