FOOD AND MEDICAL SHIPPING
Although there are several types of freight trucks out there, you want to stick to a select few. Any truck that does not have an enclosed trailer will not offer your freight sufficient protection. Food and beverages are sensitive items and need to be treated as such through the usage of additional services to ensure they arrive fresh to their destination.
SHIPPING MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Medical supplies can include any and all medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. When you are shipping medical supplies you need to provide specific information. The shipper needs this information to best determine how to classify your load. Some medical supplies are not allowed to be shipped via parcel services, or may have special handling requirements. For example, temperature control may be necessary or special handling might be required.
SHIPPING FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Shipping food and other perishables can seem like a difficult endeavor, and often requires specialized services to transport deliveries while maintaining the quality of the product. Secure the most competitive refrigerated freight rates on your next load. R&J Maritime can help you find a dedicated truck for reefer loads and temperature-controlled shipments.
TIPS FOR MEASURING PROPERLY
The most essential step in the entire shipping process if you want to avoid any re-bill charges. If you miscalculate the weight or dimensions for your shipment, it can result in hefty monetary consequences.
LTL OR TL
Depends on how big are we talking? If you’re shipping machinery like an engine, it won’t take up an entire trailer and you’re better off choosing LTL. If you’re shipping something like 3 commercial lawn mowers though, you enter the arena where you may want to consider choosing TL. Any time your freight weighs more than 15,000 pounds or if you are shipping more than 10 pallets worth of goods, it makes sense to ship truckload. Consult with an agent when getting your free, instant freight quote to determine which option is right for you.