A domestic freight forwarder is a logistics provider who helps to move goods from an origin to destination. The company provides needed freight services like customs brokerage and clearance, storage, insurance and transportation. Freight forwarding has been in practice for long time as we can find it in the Roman era. In fact, as early as 7000 BC, there are records of people transporting goods from one place to another using specially designed containers that were placed on boats and sent over seas. As transport network grew more efficient, people started transporting their goods themselves by using horses or camels. Trans-Saharan trade routes were set up so that salt from the Sahara desert could be taken to Europe and in exchange sugar could be brought back into Europe.
The top domestic freight forwarder will be one who has a great knowledge base, with low overhead services to make it easier to grow your business. It’s important to have timely quotations, so you can deliver the best services. The top domestic freight forwarder has the commitment and reliability of quality.
There are different forwarders in the market place which give you different level of services and freight pricing. The most important thing is to compare their quotes, some will charge by quantity and some will charge by weight of the shipment. When it comes to shipments there are other factors which you should consider like product stowaway, Geo Tariff rates or destination tariff rates.