Another holiday season is upon us! Moving your freight this time of year can be tricky. Issues like weather conditions during the winter, shippers and receivers working varied hours because of Christmas and New Year, and our drivers well-earned time off with their families, make this a challenge each year. We work hard to try to minimize our customers stress level with regards to their shipping needs.
We at Stevens West work hard the last few weeks of the year to remind our customers to ship as early as possible, to warn our carriers about any loads that may need to take place at the end of the year, and we keep a close eye on the weather and recommend alternate routes if necessary.
When last minute loads come up, we work hard to move them but we also make sure that we are honest with our customers about the ability to find a truck a few days before Christmas. Not everyone wants to hear that it’s difficult, but it’s better to keep everyone in the loop so they can do the same for their customers.
We also want to reflect during this time of the year, how much we appreciate our drivers and the hard work they put it to give the great service to our customers. And we also want to give a big thanks to all of our customers, some we have worked with for 28 years, and let them know how much we appreciate their support in our business and allowing us to be a part of theirs.