You’ve developed an amazing product, but you’ve run into one serious issue: the packaging can’t be stacked safely without causing significant damage. Unless you want to invest a lot more into your package design and production, you may be facing the issue where your product fills the floor of a trailer, but doesn’t come anywhere close to filling it. This can drastically increase your overall shipping costs per product. But what other options do you have? There’s one that you may not have considered: deck trailers. Let’s take a look at what this technology can mean to reducing your company’s shipping expenses and improving your overhead dramatically.
Save Money on Shipping While Protecting Your Products with Deck Trailers
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the breathtaking packaging that perfectly showcases your products or the product itself that tends to be fragile, shipping out a trailer that only has its floor filled is a little depressing. However, because of how shipping tends to go, you may not have considered other options. Whether your products are fragile, uncrated, palletized or have fragile packaging, the results of stacking your products may leave you leery of doing so in the future. Some shippers will even package their products to prevent stacking, allowing them to avoid losses from damaged returns.
You could go this route, but you’d still have to pay for the additional shipping costs because you can’t stack the products. You could also develop stronger, more durable packaging to boost protection while allowing for stacking. But what if there was another solution to consider?
What if you could double the floor space in the trailer, allowing you to ship twice as many products per load? With our deck trailers, you can load the initial layer and then in a matter of seconds, you can drop a deck down, which allows you to put a second layer of products into the truck. These decks are strong, holding pallets of material firmly in place without the risk of damage. In a short amount of time, you’ve doubled your shipping capacity at a fraction of the cost it may otherwise entail.
This process allows you to create a second floor inside of the trailer, making it much easier to consolidate what would otherwise require two separate shipments into a single trip. At the same time, you know that your freight won’t come to harm from stacking damage, because deck trailers vastly improve the safety of your fragile freight or packaging. You also see improved productivity because of reduced mileage and fuel expenses while enjoying increased volume and a reduced fleet size and expense.
Understanding our customers’ needs, Road Scholar has invested in deck trailers, making this technology available to our customers and allowing them to save money in their shipping expenses. At Road Scholar Transport, we’re always happy to help you find the right solutions for your shipping needs, whether its deck trailers, LTL or Truckload options, reefers/dry vans, expedited, or hazmat shipping. If you’re considering changing transportation companies or are just getting started with larger shipments, we can help! Please feel free to reach out today for more information, with any questions or to get a quote from one of our experienced shipping professionals.