Archive for the ‘Freight Shipping’ Category

Tips for Loading a Semi-Truck

Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Tips for Loading a Semi-Truck

Load your truck the right way with these fundamental tips.

Loading a semi-truck or any kind of trailer has monumental consequences. Loaded the wrong way, and the entire trailer could end up getting damaged. Loaded the right way, however, and the trip will go smoothly. These tips for loading a semi-truck can help you load your cargo the right way every time.

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What Are the Types of Flatbed Trucks?

Friday, April 15th, 2022
What Are the Types of Flatbed Trucks?

Flatbed trucks come in all different kinds.

Flatbed trucks are one common category of freight truck that carries tons of products across the country and the world. Evan Transportation provides trucking services throughout the Midatlantic region, centralized in Maryland. Depending on your freight, you may prefer one type of flatbed truck over another, if not a semi-truck. Below is an outline of the different types of flatbed trucks.

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Common Uses for Flatbed Trucks

Thursday, March 17th, 2022
Common Uses for Flatbed Trucks

Flatbed trucks help many industries transport bulky materials and equipment.

A flatbed truck is one that does not have any roof or solid walls; it consists of a flat platform and possibly a low metal mesh around the sides. There are multiple categories of flatbed trucks, including step decks, extended flatbeds, single drop, double drop, side-kit, low-boy, and removable gooseneck trailer (RGN.) Among these types, there are several common uses for flatbed trucks. See how a flatbed truck from Evan Transportation can help your business below.

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Tying Down Loads on Trucks

Friday, March 11th, 2022
Tying Down Loads on Trucks

Securing freight on a flatbed properly is essential for safety.

One of the essential tasks of responsible trucking is tying down loads securely. Whether you are shipping cargo on a semi or a flatbed truck, proper loading is vital to both preserving the load and keeping people on the road safe. The one principle to keep in mind when tying down loads on trucks is to make the load one unit with the load carrier, having no longitudinal, sideways, or vertical movement. Below are common ways to tie down loads on trucks securely.

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Tips for Hiring a Trucking Company

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Tips for Hiring a Trucking Company

Need trucking services? See how to decide on the right trucking company!

Many industries rely on trucks as their freight of choice to ship many essential products. Groceries, furniture, construction supplies, liquids, waste, and medical supplies all arrive at their destinations and customers via trucks. As a supplier, you know how important it is to find the best transportation service for your cargo. Below are a few key pointers for hiring a trucking company.

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5 Tips for The Safe Delivery of Oversized Loads

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
5 Tips for The Safe Delivery of Oversized Loads Evan Transportation

In addition, truck drivers should acquire the necessary permits in time to avoid landing on the wrong side of the law.

Safe delivery of oversized loads is no joke, even for the most experienced drivers. This is because wide loads tend to be risky due to their enormous sizes and heavyweight. For example, heavyweights can lead to excess pressure on the tires, causing tire bursts. When accidents involving oversized loads happen, much damage usually occurs. That said, you can safely deliver wide loads by following the necessary precautionary measures. Therefore, listed are five tips that will help you deliver oversized loads safely. 

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Preparing Yourself for Storage Container Delivery Day

Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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Shipping container delivery can be complicated and requires quite a bit of room.

So the day of your storage container’s arrival is closing in. Storage containers, especially intermodal, are very large, and as a result, require quite a bit of preparation to accept. If you’ve never had to accept a shipping container before, you might be unprepared for what to expect. But there is no need to fear because this blog has you covered! Read on to learn about how to accept your storage container delivery with ease. (more…)

How to Lessen Intermodal Shipping Capacity Challenges

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
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Intermodal shipping as of late has suffered some pretty annoying restrictions. Here’s how to keep things going smoothly!

In recent years, due to economic challenges, changing legislation, and even the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been more and more intermodal shipping issues that have arisen due to freight capacity limits in standard 53′ shipping containers. Because of intermodal shipping freight capacity, it takes a longer time for shipments to arrive and also raises the prices of the shipments, which can become a logistics nightmare. However, truckers and intermodal shipping carriers still have some control over the situation. Here’s how to lessen the burden of intermodal shipping freight capacity limits for your trucking fleet.  (more…)

Improve Your Company Logistics in 3 Steps

Friday, June 4th, 2021
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Logistics is a complicated web of handling, but it always gets the job done.

Now that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are finally starting to stabilize, we can now see a much clearer picture of just how important good logistics management was in the past year. With a huge shift in online business making and sales, many old-fashioned companies were not able to make it based on their old business model. Other companies learned from their failures: they either must adapt to the new normal or risk a total shutdown. One thing a lot of business owners jumped on to stay afloat was the great management of their company’s supply chain logistics model. After all, in a mostly online shopping world, having a better supply chain and shipment logistics became more important than ever before. Here are some sensible ways you can begin adapting your supply chain and shipment logistics management today for a more efficient tomorrow.  (more…)

Using Storage Containers to Move Cross-Country

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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Storage containers can be used for a variety of purposes, including moving.

While some people are perfectly fine living in the same place, they grew up their whole lives, moving far away from where you once called home is a right of passage for others. Some people move for work, some move for transfers, some for retirement, and some just because they want to try somewhere new for a while. Whatever your reason for moving, you will most likely need some way to move your furniture and other belongings to your new distant place of residence. But renting a moving truck or hiring a move-out company can be very expensive and very time-consuming. How can you move to your new home on a relatively low budget? If you are lucky enough to own or be able to rent a semi-truck built for towing, there is one more solution you can use: shipping containers. Here’s how you can use storage containers to save some time and cash when moving far away from home.  (more…)