There are a lot of trucking companies out there nowadays.
It might seem unbelievable, but there are around 500,000 trucking companies in the US today.
So how the heck are you supposed to figure out which one to work with?
What can you do besides feel overwhelmed?
Luckily, we’re here to help.
No matter what, make sure your potential business partners talk about safety.
No matter where you take your shipping business, make sure that you choose to work with a company that makes safety a top priority.
This isn’t just because safety is important, this is because companies that put an emphasis on safety are more like to be more trustworthy and easier to work with.
See, when a company starts talking about safety, they create a verbal agreement with their clients that their products will be delivered safely. If you’re working with a company that doesn’t mention safety at all, either on their website or in person when you interact with them, it’s clear that that isn’t one of their top priorities.
It’s important to have strong company values, and for the best trucking companies, safety is a requirement for a cornerstone value.
Trucking accidents are an epidemic.
There are around 500,000 trucking accidents per year in the United States.
That’s about 1 accident per trucking company, but it’s obvious that this 1:1 ratio won’t hold true when you look at the whole picture.
If we use the Pareto Principle (which holds true across industries), you could suggest that 80% of trucking accidents are caused by 20% of trucking companies.
The companies that do not prioritize safety are causing most of the accidents on the road today.
As a potential client, this is something important to consider.
Not all trucking companies are created equal.
A company with family values.
We’re very proud of the company that Legacy has been built into over the past decade.
We’ve built this company with a lot of hard work, strong company values, and some good old-fashioned grit.
However, there actually is a secret to our success.
The secret however isn’t really a secret. The secret to our success is that we place a huge emphasis on safety at this company.
Safety, service, and communication are the 3 pillars of Legacy Express Trucking – in that order.
By making safety the top priority, you make everything else functional.
Writing an entire blog post on safety might seem a little preachy, and we get that this probably isn’t the “most fun” article we’ve ever written.
However, it’s definitely one of the most important. Too many trucking companies today get caught up in dollar signs and the pursuit of growth that they forget their roots. As a fast-growing company, we understand why they might feel this way–but we can’t understand is a company that doesn’t prioritize safety.
That won’t be us because, at Legacy, we’re a family business, and we always will be.
Building a sustainable company comes from prioritizing the important stuff. The companies you want to work with are the ones that are sustaining business for long periods of time.
We’ve been here for a decade and we aren’t going anywhere.