When it comes to handling your company's transportation and shipping needs you have access to a wide range of services. From the vehicle type all the way down to whether your goods are shipped independently or transported along with the products of other companies. The more insights you have into the available services the easier it becomes to pinpoint what's best for your company as well as your clients. One such service is known as "power only trucking". But what is a power only truck and is it something that might prove beneficial to your business? Here is what you need to know.
What is Power Only Trucking
In this kind of shipping service, a third-party service provider offers only the truck for the shipment (this is the "power" aspect of power only trucking). Because only a vehicle is rented out it does allow a company to save on the price of paying for a vehicle as well as a driver. Paying the necessary cost of a professional driver with a CDL (commercial driver's license). The driver is often the more expensive aspect of a rental, especially for longer-term needs.
By utilizing a power only trucking option, a company is able to rent out the semi as well as any necessary trailers for towing. Multiple trailers can be rented out, which allows a driver to drop off a full trailer in one location and then hitch up to a second trailer. This way, the driver is not forced to wait for a full off-load and on-load. Taking advantage of this kind of service does help save a significant amount of time, which is beneficial when there is a busy delivery schedule.
Also, in the unfortunate event of a breakdown, RJS logistics utilizes company assets and partner carrier power only tractors to repower the shipment and get it to its destination with minimal delay.
CDL Driver Required
In order to reserve a power only trucking service it is necessary to have a CDL driver. A company will not rent out a semi truck to a company when there is not a CDL driver. If you require full-time delivery and transit services, it may prove financially beneficial to have a CDL employee on staff. However, even if you do not need this kind of service throughout the year, you can hire drivers on a contractual basis. They will work as a freelance driver for your business. The contract driver may have their own truck at their disposal, while others will work with a service provider that offers the power only truck.
As you can see, you have a few options at your disposal. You can rent a truck as well as a driver, which comes as a packaged deal. You can rent a power only truck and then contract-hire a professional driver, or you can bring on a CDL driver as an employee.
Maintain Benefits With Additional Freedom
With a power only truck, you have some freedom at your disposal. You do not have to fit all of your deliveries and transit requirements into the schedule of a service provider. You have the vehicle and can use it as needed ( without the rented period of time). However, even though you are renting the vehicle, you can still take advantage of the logistical information gathered with the help of RJS Logistics. Whether it is real-time monitoring of the vehicle, so you know exactly where it is at, or you want to analyze the shipments and delivery locations and then, from there, tweak the delivery route in order to cut out unnecessary drive time, all of this and more is possible.
If you're interested in learning more about a power only trucking service, or you want to find out what other kinds of services are offered by RJS Logistics, all you need to do is email or call the friendly customer service staff at your convenience.
Begin Your Shipping Revolution Today
Are the shipping and transit aspects of your business in a rut? Do you want to save money, save time, or improve your ability to monitor what's going on with your products while on the road? If so, now is the time to begin shopping around for a new transit and logistics provider. At RJS Logistics, that's exactly what you receive. From the extensive assortment of its available fleet to the provided logistical services, you can revolutionize the shipping and transit aspects of your business. So, if you're interested in finding out how RJS Logistics can improve your business, or you're interested in a service quote, now is the optimal time to contact the customer service staff at RJS Logistics.