Questions shippers are likely to ask freight companies in South Africa before doing business

Freight shipping can be a very serious business, with so much on the line, even a small mistake can have disastrous consequences. Freight companies in South Africa need to have a good working relationship with shippers and that is why we recommend that shippers ask the following questions to freight companies before finalising any business.

1.Does your business have cargo insurance?
In an instance where freight is in any way damaged or lost, being properly covered by quality insurance is invaluable. A shipper will want to know this information as they prefer not to do business with uninsured freight companies.

2.How do you go about choosing your carriers?
Shippers will want to know how you choose the carriers you use and whether or not your choice of carriers are themselves insured.

3.How long has your company been in business?
The length of time for which a business has been in operation is indicative of your success in the industry. A long history suggests that a company is reliable and already fully equipped with the know-how necessary to work efficiently.

4. What is the total number of transportation methods utilised by your business?
The reason a shipper is likely to ask this questions is because a freight company with multiple options for the transportation of freight suggests flexibility and in a situation when one option is no longer available, the freight company will simply go with a different method.

Assured Freight is one of the best freight companies in South Africa today, to enlist our skilled services simply send us an email at or call us on 011 394 4124. When you entrust us with the task to managing your freight, you can rest assured the task will be carefully and speedily executed.