Archive for the ‘Freight Shipping’ Category

Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Friday, September 11th, 2020
Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay.

Completing the delivery of hazardous materials can be a significantly more dangerous job given the nature of the shipment and the operation of different vehicles. Therefore, the transportation industry has set up requirements for only certified truck drivers with special hazmat knowledge to fulfill these deliveries. Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay. Here’s what you should know about the certification process in order to carry out safely and legally the delivery of hazardous materials. (more…)

What is Full Truckload Service?

Friday, January 31st, 2020
What is Full Truckload Service?

We explain what full truckload service is, and how it can benefit our customers.

When you’re paying for a service, you want to fully understand your options and what the services involve in order to make the best decision. For many businesses that need to hire a shipping service, they may consider using a full truckload service. However, in their search for a reliable trucking carrier to fulfill the full truckload service, they find out there are plenty of other options that seem to promise the same thing, but at lower prices. Today, we’ll go over what full truckload service is and it’s benefits, as well as an alternative you may also be familiar with.  (more…)

Keep Cool When Making Temperature Controlled Deliveries

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Keep Cool When Making Temperature Controlled Deliveries

Temperature controlled deliveries entails special trucking considerations.

The type of cargo truckers deliver often incurs additional considerations. With climate-sensitive goods, temperature-controlled deliveries are necessary to protect the integrity of the products. A trucker can follow proper trucking safety to get the cargo where it needs to be, but like other types of specialized trucking, temperature-controlled deliveries require more care. How do truck drivers keep their cool when they need to keep their cargo cool? Here are some things truckers consider when fulfilling temperature-controlled deliveries. (more…)

The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

What’s so great about intermodal drayage? A lot more than you think.

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, we have plenty of access to roads, rails, and ports. As the shipping and trucking industries progress, we take advantage of new methods to get deliveries from place to place efficiently. Intermodal drayage is one of those new methods. Evan Transportation provides valuable intermodal drayage services to our clients. Are you aware of the benefits intermodal drayage can create for your business?  (more…)

Top Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
5 Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

Are you aware of the extra precautions that go into delivering oversized loads?

Shipping wide or oversized loads presents its own particular set of challenges in the trucking industry. These challenges are similar to the ones associated with following typical trucking loading regulations or safety precautions on the road. However, like the shipments oversized trucks carry, some of these challenges are widened.

Tractors, bulldozers, large construction materials, and manufactured homes are just a couple of examples of oversized shipments. For transporting these shipments, even a more specialized flatbed service won’t always be enough. There are special regulations to follow and permits needed to move loads this large.

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4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

Flatbed service is a special type of trucking. Here are 4 truths about it.

Flatbed service is different than your typical trailer-hauling type trucking. With flatbed shipping, the freight is not enclosed in a dry van or temperature-controlled trailer. The freight is neither loaded or unloaded from docks. Instead, the goods are typically taken to its designated site and can be unloaded from all angles of the flatbed. You usually see flatbeds transporting oversized construction materials, machinery, or vehicles like cars.

Flatbed hauling entails some special considerations in the trucking industry. Let’s take a look at some of the truths about flatbed service.

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How to Prepare for Your Trucking Training

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Driving Alert the Natural Way

Preparing for your first trucking test can be intimidating, but there are many great tips to help you out!

The ability to travel on a regular basis while making money doing something you love is a privilege and an attractive prospect for most. One of the few employment positions that have this privilege are truck drivers. Truckers are a necessary part of the business model for almost every industry including, retail, manufacturing, automotive, and food and dining. First time truck drivers have the opportunity to see the country, but will also be developing their driving skills. There are both positive and negative aspects to driving a truck and in the first year of driving, each trucker is sure to become acclimated with these different situations. This being said, it is a long road to become a trucker so here is some useful advice in preparation for your training. (more…)

The Healthiest Diet for Life on the Road

Saturday, July 15th, 2017
truck cab

The proper diet can boost energy, focus, and overall well-being on the road.

The life of a truck driver is fun for many who pursue the open road, it also provides a sense of freedom as well as great pay and job security, however, it is easy to be unhealthy in this profession. Driving a truck all day, sleeping in your truck, and eating at various truck stops and diners can lead a trucker down an unhealthy path. Without a regular healthy diet and staying stationary for long periods of time, this can have an adverse effect on the body. However, there are ways to stay healthy as a trucker if that is your goal. Doing so means changing any bad habits and being disciplined about it. (more…)

Trucking 101: Intermodal Trucking

Friday, June 17th, 2016
short haul

One downside to short haul driving for intermodal shipping is regular driving through urban areas.

While the term intermodal may make some in the trucking industry nervous, the boom in this kind of shipping should be seen as an opportunity for drivers and their employers. Truck drivers and companies that offer short haul services have the chance to become part of a freight shipping model that is becoming increasingly popular. (more…)

The Importance of the Trucking Industry in the United States

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
trucking industry in the united states

Drive off into the sunset knowing that Evan Transportation appreciates the trucking industry in the United States.

Truckers often don’t get the credit they deserve for their contributions to the country. Heck, the trucking industry in the United States is responsible for keeping so many other industries afloat, it’s hard to count. Unless you’re reading this outside, there’s a decent chance that everything around you has been inside a truck at some point on its journey to you. Even if you are outside, we bet there are at least a few things you can find that have traveled on a freight truck. At Evan Transportation, we fully appreciate our truckers’ importance to the U.S. economy, and we want to take a second to recognize just how important the trucking industry in the United States can be. (more…)