As a manufacturer, you understand the importance of meeting all of your shipping needs. This ensures your product arrives at a final destination in a timely fashion. Yet you may have various needs within what you ship.
Different recipients might require different allotments of your products, which means the shipping method may need to vary along with it. To prove more cost-effective, it is essential to partner with a shipping provider that offers a variety of shipping methods. This way, you don’t pay for services you’ll never use, all while your shipment will arrive sooner.
RJS Logistics offers several shipment methods for manufacturers such as yourself, including power-only trucking. But what is power-only trucking? Here is what you need to know about the shipping method and how it might benefit your company.
When you have trailers on your facility that you load up with products, you’ll need a driver to transport the goods. As you already have a trailer, what you need is a driver and a semi-truck.
The driver can then come and hitch up the truck to the trailer and transport the goods to single or multiple destinations. In some instances, you may want the driver to drop off the entire trailer, while in other cases, you might want the driver to make multiple stops and then return to your facility once the trailer is empty. This way, the driver can drop off the empty trailer back at your facility, which you can then load up again.
In short, when you already have a trailer, you don’t need a shipping service to include the trailer; but instead, you only need the driver and the truck.
There are two options when it comes to your trailer. You can either purchase it outright, or you can lease it. There’s a slight difference in paperwork involved for a driver transporting a leased or an owned trailer, but outside of this, the actual shipping process remains the same.
If your company sends out full truckload shipments regularly, it may prove financially beneficial for you to purchase or rent out a trailer instead of paying a shipping company to bring the trailer along with the truck.
If you’re interested in learning more about price points and what will prove more beneficial to you in the long run, feel free to contact RJS Logistics. The customer service staff will go over your shipment needs, frequency, and where the trailers need to be transported to. This way, you’ll know whether it’s a better option to obtain your own trailer and hire on a power-only trucking service or to pay for the truck, driver, and trailer.
If a trailer is going to be continually needed by your company, you may be able to lease the trailer directly from the shipping provider. This way, you don’t have to wait for the driver to arrive with the trailer to begin loading. Leasing the trailer directly through the shipping company does have its advantages, as it can reduce the amount of paperwork required upon pickup.
Power-only trucking does not need to be an exclusively used method of shipping. You can incorporate plenty of other options into your transit portfolio to fulfill outgoing orders better.
There might be times when you have smaller products that need to go out, and yet it wouldn’t make sense to put them onto a large trailer on its own. In these instances, you can use a partial load shipping service where your product is combined with the products from other companies. This is similar to what a traditional parcel shipping company does.
You may also need various vehicle and trailer types. Sometimes you will need a flatbed truck for larger items that will not fit into a traditional trailer, or you’ll need extended trailers for longer items that also will not fit. For local deliveries, you might require a straight truck. Where a power-only truck combines a semi-truck that can detach from a trailer, a straight truck is a trailer and truck combo that does not detach (similar to a moving truck). These trucks are generally smaller and can be used to fulfill local shipments when the truck is to arrive back at your facility by the end of the day.
In short, there is no shortage of shipping options made available to you. It’s all about determining what shipment method will work best. To assist you with identifying the best transit options, RJS Logistics is here to help. And, in the end, whatever kind of shipping service you decide on, all of the trucks and shipments will be fitted with GPS tracking, which is only part of the logistical services offered by RJS Logistics. This way, no matter where the shipment is headed, you’ll always know where it is, when it is to arrive, and when to depart. After all, you already have enough on your plate to focus on. Worrying about shipments and arrival times shouldn’t be one of them.
There’s no shortage of shipping options available to you and your company. However, it is essential to pinpoint the right method for every outgoing shipment you make. Not all of your shipments are one and the same. Some might require a power-only truck to transport fully stocked trailers, while other times, you might want to break up a trailer with other companies around the area to help offset the cost of a less than full load. To determine the best shipping options for you and whether power-only trucking is right, reach out to the customer service staff at RJS Logistics today. All of your answers are just a phone call away.