Well we've all heard about — and experienced — the transportation issues that make our day so frustrating. Capacity, driver shortages, government mandates, fuel costs and freight damage are not just buzzwords but real dilemmas that need solutions.
Capacity is decreasing due to a stronger economy, aging fleets and retiring drivers. To increase capacity in existing trucks or railcars we need to fill the container and do so without sacrificing our product by damaging it. Utilizing Load Saver shipping frames gives you the opportunity to double stack your palletized product on two separate steel tiers, eliminating damage and worry, all while cubing out the truck.
Driver shortages are not just predicted but are trending. The industry is not attracting the younger generation due to wages, lifestyle and regulations. Owner/operators cannot afford to outfit their rigs with ELD's or experience the downtime dictated by new regulations. A shipper who turns a truck away for an hour or more needs to understand its impact on that driver and their hours of service for that day. That same shipper will be branded as an undesirable pick-up and will be in worse shape. The ideal solution is to fill both tiers of the Load Saver and forklift it to the staging area of your dock. When this truck arrives, you have a quick, efficient loading process.
Government mandates put in place for safety purposes are good for the public but are wreaking havoc on the daily logistics of drivers, shippers and those juggling the planning for each load. The costs to the drivers — and ultimately the shippers — contribute to bad will and eventually results in customer dissatisfaction. Being ready and maximizing each trailer with Load Saver frames is the solution.
Fuel costs continue to fluctuate so sending out too many trucks or railcars only adds to this cost. You can make your day easier by having to schedule and monitor less outgoing loads.
Freight damage used to be the expected norm. You can eliminate damage by filling a steel frame adjustable to fit your required height without beefed up corrugated or excess dunnage. Damage can be an issue of the past helping maintain customer expectations.
Now you are equipped with the solutions to smooth out your logistical nightmares.