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How much should I pay for National Trucking Services in Canada?
What is the average price of National Trucking Services in Canada?
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Has the price of National Trucking Services in Canada been rising or falling?
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I’m not ready to purchase National Trucking Services in Canada yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?
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What other costs are associated with purchasing National Trucking Services in Canada?
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Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
- How many drivers do you employ? What are their credentials and histories? and what are their credentials and histories?
- What is your driver safety record and turnover rate?
- What percentage of your drivers are employed as independent contractors? Do you typically arrange short-term or long-term contracts?
- How do you typically find drivers or independent contractors to work with? Do they receive any training prior to joining your team? What does such training consist of? Do you have any requirements for their certification?
- Do you expect any difficulties finding qualified drivers during the duration of my contract?
- What type of communication system does your company use to keep in contact with driver son the road?
- What type of notice do you need in the event of a last-minute freight shipment? How long of a notice is typically required?
- Does your company provide real-time tracking?
- Do you use freight shipping web services?
- What percentage of your deliveries was on time or early in the past year? What proportion of deliveries was more than one day late? What proportion was more than one week late? What was the maximum delay for a delivery in the past year and why?
- Have you made any adjustments to your process or implemented a new system to improve delivery times?
- What metrics do you have in place to measure quality of service?
- What do your metrics reveal about your quality in the past year? How has your service quality changed in the past three years?
- What is the average wait time to talk to a customer service representative? How long, on average, does it take to reach a customer service representative?
- How many customer service representatives do you typically have on call and when are they available?
- What are your standard customer service procedures in the event of a delayed, lost or damaged item?
- What are delivery procedures on customer premises?
- What costs did you use to determine the price of a standard base model? Is there anything my company can do to help cut down those costs?
- Do you offer any specialized services? Can you list the type of fees you charged? Do you offer fee waiver or discounts? Can you include any add-on services in the contract to reduce fee-based price volatility?
- What are the typical break points for volume discounts?
- Do you offer freight class exceptions to customers? What freight or other contract requirements do you usually set out in such instances?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my National Trucking Services in Canada RFP include?
- Buyers should specify the duration of their contract, whether or not it is on an ad-hoc or continual basis.
- Buyers should request a detailed breakdown of the vendor’s base rate, fuel surcharge schedule and other fees applied to each shipment.
- Buyers should request a breakdown of any additional fees that may be applied, including demurrage, overtime and tank-cleaning fees.
- Buyers should prioritize vendors that have the capacity to handle the buyer’s contract and serve the routes required.
- Buyers should prioritize vendors with established reputations and many years’ experience serving clients in similar industries.
- Buyers should evaluate vendors’ key metrics, such as their on-time statistics and frequency of mishandled shipments.
- Buyers should ensure vendors’ compliance with regulations to decrease their risk of delayed service or price increases coming from liability.
- Buyers should indicate deadlines for proposals submissions and questions.
- Buyers should state when they want the services to be made available.