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Dry van shipping is the most common form of over the road transportation of goods in the United States. It has remained a preferred method of transportation due to high carrier availability and ability in keeping freight secure and safe from outside elements.
Flatbed shipping is transportation for cargo that may not require the enclosure of a dry van, cannot be loaded or unloaded from a dock or does not fit within the dimensions of standard truck trailers. A flatbed’s design allows for cranes and forklifts to load goods from all angles.
Refrigerated trailers, or reefers, are sealed, enclosed trailers just like dry vans, but are equipped with temperature control. These trailers are specifically made for moving temperature-sensitive or perishable goods.
Power only trucking is used when the shipper owns the trailer that needs to be transported but does not have any trucks available to haul it. In power only shipping, the truck and driver are hired to transport the trailer/freight. Power only is used mostly for local runs so that the driver ends up near their home base.
LTL shipping, or less-than-load shipping, is the shipment of smaller freight, typically somewhere between 150 and 10,000 pounds. A shippers LTL freight will be combined with the LTL freight of other companies into one trailer where they will all be shipped together. This mode of shipping can lead to several benefits and is used widely across the logistics industry.
Drayage is the transport of goods over a short distance in the shipping and logistics industries. Drayage is often part of a longer overall move, such as from a ship to a warehouse. Some research defines it specifically as “a truck pickup from or delivery to a seaport, border point, inland port, or intermodal terminal with both the trip origin and destination in the same urban area”. Port drayage is the term used when describing short hauls from ports and other areas to nearby locations. Drayage is a key aspect of the transfer of shipments to and from other means of transportation. The term drayage is also used for the fee paid for such services.
Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another. It is most commonly employed when one mode cannot be used for the entire trip, such as when goods must be shipped internationally from one inland point to another. Such a trip might require transport by truck to an airport, then by airplane overseas, and then by another truck to its destination; or it might involve bulk material loaded to rail at the mine and then transferred to a ship at a port. Transloading is also required at railroad break-of-gauge points since the equipment between lines is not compatible.
Warehousing is the storing of physical goods before they are sold. Warehouses safely and securely store products in an organized way to track where items are located, when they arrived, how long they have been there, and the quantity on hand. In ecommerce, products are stored until an order is placed online, at which point the order is shipped directly to the consumer from the facility in which it was stored. In traditional retail, inventory may be temporarily stored in a warehouse before it’s shipped to a brick and mortar store. For small or new businesses, warehousing may be done from home until they outgrow the space. At that point, a business will have to rent storage space, lease a warehouse, or outsource logistics to a third-party and store inventory in their facility.
“We started working with Lynnhurst in February 2020. Since then, Jon has provided me with reliable trucks on a weekly basis. I can always count on him and his services.”
– Daphne, a manufacturing customer in Alabama