What Companies Need Trucking Services?
Trucking has been a foundational cornerstone of Canada’s economy for decades. When you go to the store to buy a consumer product, or have something delivered to your front door, at some point in that product's journey it’s probably gone for a ride in a truck. If you’re not in the thick of the shipping industry, it may seem like there’s an equal distribution of shipment between trucks, rail, air freight, and ocean shipping, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to Statistics Canada, 90 percent of the 72.9 million freight shipments in 2017 (most recent data) were transported by trucks!
Why do such a disproportionate amount of freight shipments use trucks? Because almost every company that needs to transport goods needs to use trucks at some point in the distribution channel. Even if goods need to travel by plane, how does the product get from the warehouse to the airport? Once it lands, how will it get from the airport to its final destination? That’s right, with the service of a trucking company.
Even though most businesses rely on the services of a trucking company in one way or another, some businesses need trucking services more than others. In today’s important blog, learn about what companies need trucking services.
Companies That Need Freight Management
A good trucking company does more than just get your product from point A to point B. Freight management requires strategy and organization. For many business owners and managers, learning the ins and outs of freight management is simply too much work to handle on their own. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of organization it takes to plan and implement logistics management, companies will turn to a trucking company to deal with the logistics of product transportation. That includes work like packaging, crating, palletizing, and document management.
Companies That Ship Across Borders
Shipping freight across town is complicated enough. Shipping across borders is another beast entirely. Gone are the days of isolationism, businesses now operate in a global economy and often need dry van trucking services to help them get their products across borders safely and legally.
Companies That Ship Dangerous Goods
Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. Strict requirements surrounding packaging and documentation, continuous regulation changes, along with destination country restrictions make shipping dangerous goods a tricky endeavour.
For businesses who need to transport explosive, corrosive, flammable, or one of the other classifications of dangerous goods, it always provides peace of mind knowing a reliable trucking company has the expertise and experience to handle the freight safely.
Any Company That Needs To Transport Goods
Saving the simplest answer for last, any business that needs to ship anything at all needs trucking services. Grocery stores, product manufacturers, retail outlets, distribution centers, and many more rely on trucking services to operate efficiently.
Just imagine a company that sells cleaning supplies. If they make a sale to a restaurant that buys an industrial dishwasher, two months’ worth of cleaning solutions, and brooms, mops or other miscellaneous items. The deal is useless without the service of a trucking company to transport the goods from the seller’s warehouse to the buyer’s restaurant. Some of those cleaning solutions might even be classified as dangerous goods. That means the business needs to hire a trucking company that knows how to safely and legally transport those goods and keep all the documentation in order.
That example is just a small peek into the world of a company that needs trucking services. More complicated scenarios are dealt with across the country every single day.