Cargo transportation within the city is one of the most widespread and demanded services, and the market in this segment is constantly developing. Currently in Kyiv and Kyiv region, there are many large logistics companies with extensive experience and a wide geography of their activities, but even more small and new organizations providing transport services, plus private carriers. All this introduces some uncertainty, especially in the field of pricing, as well as the quality of services provided. Therefore, specialists Grand Logistics Company we decided to make a small market review and draw the attention of potential customers to what points you need to pay attention to first of all.
Who orders cargo transportation around the city
Most often, this type of service is ordered by small commercial enterprises, shops, production workshops, service stations, service centers that do not have their own fleet of trucks. Another category is individuals who need transport personal items, for example, at apartment, home or country house moving.
Most customers, before contacting a particular transport company or private carrier, pay attention to the indicated price, which can vary significantly. It is important to understand here that different companies and private carriers use different pricing schemes. Some indicate the cost per hour of renting a vehicle, others for the volume of cargo carried and mileage, and others for a full range of services.
In what cases is it better to contact large companies
Cooperation with large and proven logistics companies is a guarantee of reliability, efficiency and safety. And given the likely risks that may arise when contacting a little-known organization or private person, then such cooperation is also financially beneficial. Explained by the following factors:
- Services are provided with full documentation, including liability and insurance of transported items;
- Guarantee of fulfillment of the undertaken obligations;
- A complex approach;
- Ability to pre-calculate the cost of transportation in the city;
- You can always choose the most suitable type of vehicle and route;
- A wide range of additional services that may be required when transporting oversized, especially valuable or dangerous goods (security, escort, forwarding).
It should be added here that pricing is influenced by a number of factors, ranging from the volume and nature of the products transported, the presence of additional wishes or special conditions, and ending with the services of movers, packers, and furniture assemblers.
In practice, it often happens that the customer, trying to find the cheapest option for the price, subsequently pays extra for the work of movers or intermediaries (especially important when you need to pick up special equipment). The possibility of loss or damage to property is not ruled out. There may be an unfavorable combination of circumstances, for example, an accident, weather conditions, and the cargo is not insured, improper packaging of fragile items, a faulty condition of the car, and so on. All these troubles can be avoided if you order freight transportation around the city in a trusted and reliable company. In Ukraine, one of the largest cargo carriers is GLC, where you can order the delivery of almost any product, not only in the city, but also to most countries of the world.