Trucking is a term used in the transportation industry for carrying goods from one point to another via a truck. As the variety of products that can be transported (Eg. Perishable goods, dangerous goods and flammable goods) are wide in nature, there will be a variety of vehicles needed to suit the needs of the customers. Trucking is usually not the sole mode of transport used for the transportation of goods as it is often used in tandem with other modes such as air freight or sea freight.
There are 2 major categories of trucking services. For-hire trucking services are usually offered by businesses which offer truck transportation services for a cost. Private trucking services, on the other hand, are offered by an individual owns or leases a truck or a fleet of trucks to meet your transportation needs.
Pros and Cons Of Trucking
Should I use Trucking?
There are some undeniable benefits to using trucking services as compared to other modes of transportation. However, there are still certain drawbacks that limit the usage of trucking as an omnipotent transportation means. As such, customers that often enlist trucking services usually require goods which are small in quantity, produced or sourced from a nearby location and/or require constant and frequent shipments.
Examples include but are not limited to:
- Fresh produce of any kind
- Small family owned shops