Discussing Rural Transportation Options

3 Different Types Of Freight Trucking Services You Can Hire To Help Transport Your Goods

If you have a large quantity of merchandise that you need to ship a long distance, it doesn't make sense to use a service made for shipping packages, like the UPS or FedEx. When you have a large amount of merchandise that is all going to the same destination, it is more affordable to hire a trucking service to transport your goods. When it comes to hiring a trucking service, three of the most popular freight trucking services are partial truckloads, full truckloads, and white-glove service. 

1. Partial Truckloads

Sometimes, you have a large quantity of items to ship, but not enough to fill up an entire truck. In that case, you are going to want to find a trucking service business that will allow you to ship a partial truckload. With this type of arrangement, your items will share the truck with other items that are going to the same location or in the same direction. You will only have to pay for the space that you need.

With partial truckloads, it can sometimes take a few days to get your load on the road, as the trucking service will need to pair your load up with another business's load that is going in the same direction.

2. Full Truck Loads

If you have a lot of goods, you can choose to hire a trucking service to send out a full truckload of goods. With a full truck of goods, you don't have to wait for anyone else to fill up the truck. When you hire a full truck, you have more control over when you send the truck out, and when the freight is delivered.

Full truck load services can be used for shipping products and for shipping larger items, such as a load of furniture or off-road motorcycles.

3. White-Glove Service

Finally, you can hire a trucking service that offers white-glove service. White glove services are most often used for household items and furniture that require special shipping. With this type of service, the trucking company will come to your location, package up the items that need to be shipped, load them up, ship them, and even unpack the item when it reaches its destination.

When it comes to getting a large amount of merchandise to one location, one of the most affordable ways to transport all those goods is with a freight trucking service instead of sending a bunch of individual boxes. You need to figure out the quantity of goods you have to ship, and then work with the freight trucking service to figure out what type of truck you need to employ to transport your goods.