5 Benefits of Dedicated Loads
In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about dedicated loads and how they can help your business lower costs in addition to saving you time.
What are dedicated loads?
Dedicated loads, or alternatively known as full truckloads, are utilized when you have enough cargo to fill an entire truck on your own or you have high-value or high-risk cargo that needs to be transported on its own.
Dedicated loads can be arranged as a monthly contract or as once-off agreements between a carrier and a shipper or broker. Here are some questions to consider that can help you decide if a dedicated load is best for your situation:
- How large is your shipment?
- Is your cargo fragile or high-risk?
- Is your cargo temperature sensitive?
- When does the shipment need to be delivered?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then dedicated loads may be the best choice for your business. Allow us to demonstrate why;
5 Benefits of Dedicated Loads:
Dedicated loads are more reliable than normal loads as they are prioritized with a guaranteed trucking capacity reserved for them and more resources allocated to them. Reliability is very important for time-sensitive cargo as well as during peak business hours.
Save on Costs
Dedicated loads and full truck loads customers are offered better rates than partial loads or less than full truck loads. Why? Because they require more drop-off points, repacking and managing. Dedicated loads or full truckloads are all delivered to the same location minimizing time spent on the road and the cargo being in the carrier’s possession. Furthermore, for long-term contracts, rates are fixed which saves the shipper rising costs due to inflation.
Dedicated loads are meticulously packed and arranged to suit the requirements of their owners. This is crucial for cargo that is fragile or high-risk. Furthermore dedicated loads are not repacked often as partial or less than full truckloads are, which means there are fewer chances for damages to occur.
Alternative to a Private Fleet
For regular shippers or brokers with consistent cargo coming in many consider creating their own private fleets to move their cargo however that requires a lot of money, staff and equipment. Instead many opt to go with reputable logistics companies, this saves them on the costs of having their own fleets and allows someone else to worry about the logistics of getting their cargo to them on time.
With regular dedicated loads, a relationship begins to form between the carrier and shipper. This results in better communication, as your shipment is prioritized and receives individualized attention. You will also be able to track cargo as it moves along its route towards its final destination, giving you that added peace of mind that your cargo is well cared for.
Bridgewater Logistics offers Dedicated Loads
We at Bridgewater Logistics are committed to providing our customers with competitive rates, reliable service and a tailor-made solution to all of their logistics needs. For more information about our services contact us on our website: https://brid