Choose AmCan Freight Lines for all your trucking needs in the Midwestern States and Florida. AmCan offers a wide range of service levels for both full truckload and LTL. Whether you need to ship dry goods or specialized freight, you can count on AmCan. AmCan’s range of truck-based services are designed to provide you with plenty of choices and flexibility in moving your goods from any point in the Midwest and most of the States in the Southeast.
One of the ways to increase productivity and save time when considering transporting goods is the use of the Drop Trailer Program.
SO, what is the Drop Trailer Program and is it right for you?
The Drop Trailer Program is when the driver of a carrier leaves a trailer to be loaded by the shippers or unloaded by distributers without the driver having to wait for the loading or unloading which can take up quite a lot of time.
This allows shippers to load at their own pace. Dock congestion and detention fees can be avoided through the program. The routes are also more sufficient and consistent. Having said that, though it does promise a smoother more efficient supply chain it also requires very good organization. You will have to have constantly be in touch with carriers to ensure the smooth running of the operation, which may be strenuous.
Additionally, though you may be saving on costs and time with the driver not having to wait, you may be losing time if you are on a very tight shipment schedule since the trailer can stay at the facility for days at a time.
It is also a valid option as it allows you to re-pack at your facility, but bare in mind it does not cater to perishable goods. These goods cannot afford to be docked and therefore such cargo does not apply to this solution.
In order for this type of solution to work for you and your business, you have to make sure you stick to a schedule and it is not advised you hold on to trailers for too long.
We are experienced in and offer the transportation of the following goods:
- All kinds of packaging
- Dry grade food
- Clothing and fabrics for the making of
- Any kind of building products
- Finished products of all kinds
- Heavy equipment
- Deadhead miles
- The requirement of Warehouse use
Economy Shipping – Freight delivered in agreed upon timeframe, with a flexible pickup within the following 2-7 days
Regular Shipping – Same or next day pickup by appointment
Expedited – Pickup within hours of upon agreed upon appointment
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