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How to Start Shipping Freight

Whether you’re a large business looking to work with an independent freight management company, a small business looking for assistance with shipping products, or you’re an independent business owner, our team at LHP Transportation can provide the services you need. We’re proud to work with business owners in Springfield, MO and the surrounding areas. Continue reading below to learn how to get started and reach out to our team today!

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Know Your Needs

Before you can start the freight shipping process, you first have to understand your needs. Will you need to ship large quantities of product from one place to another? Do you only need help occasionally? Will you only have a small quantity of product you ship out every week? Any company you work with will need to know your needs, so it’s a good idea to know what kind of shipping you’ll need from the start.

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Understand the Process

In addition to knowing what you will need from a freight shipping company, it’s also a good idea to understand how freight shipping works. Working with a dedicated freight company is much different than simply dropping off some boxes at the post office. For this reason, it’s a good idea to do some research so you know what to expect.

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Find a Reliable Company

As with any business vendor, it’s vital that you find a reliable company for your freight shipping needs. After all, a freight company plays a large role in your business by ensuring your products get to the customer in a timely manner and in good condition. For this reason, it’s a good idea to do your research, ask questions, and make sure you find a company you can trust.

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Speak With an Agent

Once you find the right company, such as LHP Transportation, the next step is to speak with an agent. When you set up an appointment with an agent, be prepared to discuss your needs, a schedule, and anything else you might want the company to know. If the meeting goes well, you’ll be able to start freight shipping in no time!


Are you ready to get started freight shipping your products? At LHP Transportation, we are proud to help business owners in Springfield and the surrounding areas. Reach out to our team to learn more and get started with your shipping schedule today!