Of the overland methods of transporting goods, trucking is the most popular. Road transport is used when there are land borders between the countries - participants of a trade transaction or transit by land is possible.
Features of road freight
The only drawback of road freight can be considered the limited transport over long distances and the inability to deliver goods to countries without land borders. In the latter case, road transport is involved in multi-modal cargo transportation - by land, goods are delivered from the sender to consolidation warehouses for further shipment by sea.
Automobile way of transportation is considered the most mobile - it provides fast delivery of goods, which in some cases is a great advantage (for example, when it comes to perishable or frozen products). A wide range of models allows for the transportation of any type of cargo, including:
- requiring special temperature conditions of storage and transportation;
- bulk, etc.
Organization of international road transport
Trucking is regulated by special documents, international agreements, on the basis of which the parties are responsible and the conditions of transportation. When transporting, the carrier organization must:
- obtain the necessary permits for the carriage of goods;
- register and certify transport;
- get licensed and get access to international cargo transportation.
The logistics company "Express Logistics" organizes the international carriage of goods by road. Experienced managers will select the optimal type of transport and develop the most convenient transportation route. Thanks to the developed network of highways, it is possible to provide fast transportation of any kinds of goods to the recipient's warehouse.
Trucking is an economically viable form of transportation, and competent logistics allows you to organize:
- transportation of any kinds of goods, including especially valuable, perishable or dangerous according to the principle “from door to door”;
- transportation of oversized cargo;
- delivery of goods from the customer’s warehouse to consolidation warehouses for further shipment by sea transport.
Specific types of transportation
Some categories of cargo require special transportation conditions. For transportation of perishable and frozen food, vegetables and fruits, etc. goods need to provide optimal conditions.
Special transport is fed to the load to the warehouse of the sender. During the whole journey, temperature conditions necessary for the safety of the cargo are provided. The choice of vehicle for the transport of temperature types of goods depends on the storage conditions and mode of transportation. Commonly used:
- refrigerated vehicles with refrigeration equipment;
- isothermal vans;
- container ships with a hinged ref-installation.
Temperature international shipping requires great liability, since the failure of refrigeration or freezing equipment can lead to significant losses due to damage to the cargo. Specialists of the logistics company "Express Logistics" carefully approach the organization of refrigerated freight.
If necessary, we will assist in the preparation of the necessary accompanying documents, cargo insurance and customs clearance. The customer is able to track the location of the cargo all the way to the consignee’s warehouse.