Archive for the ‘Freight Shipping’ Category

The 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods

Friday, September 23rd, 2022
The 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods

Evan Transportation is equipped to transport any of the 9 types of hazardous goods.

Evan Transportation is adept at transporting freight falling into unique categories, including the category of dangerous goods. What counts as hazardous materials in the shipping business might surprise the average mailer; fertilizer and lithium batteries (common to cellphones and laptops) are on the list. Does your freight fall into any of the nine classes of dangerous goods? Evan Transportation can deliver them according to standard safety regulations.

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Tips for Outsourcing a Trucking Company

Friday, September 16th, 2022
Tips for Outsourcing a Trucking Company

Outsource your freight shipping company the smart way with these tips!

Your company will need to source and manage freight logistics if it needs to ship loads. Outsourcing is an attractive option; it allows you to save time and money in acquiring carriers, employees, maintenance, etc. However, outsourcing a trucking company takes some wisdom. These tips for outsourcing your carrier will help you keep your operation running smoothly and successfully.

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A Guide to Intermodal Drayage and Cross-Docking

Friday, September 9th, 2022
A Guide to Intermodal Drayage and Cross-Docking

Intermodal drayage and cross-docking are two terms common in the freight shipping business. Learn more about it here!

Here we’ll be examining the methods, applications, and relative merits of two increasingly relied-on commercial transport systems: intermodal drayage and cross-docking. Adapting either into your business’s overarching shipping strategy can yield major savings and significantly reduce hassle, so long as the decision is well-informed. 

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Evan’s Temperature Controlled Deliveries

Friday, September 2nd, 2022
Evan’s Temperature Controlled Deliveries

Need temperature-controlled shipping? Evan Transportation can deliver!

Pharmaceuticals and fresh produce are two of the most common goods that need temperature controlled logistics. If certain medicines fall above or below a narrow temperature range, they can be rendered useless. If fresh produce like milk, meat, and vegetables fail to stay in good condition, it will result in very unhappy grocery shoppers. Evan Transportation’s temperature controlled deliveries make it possible for your Mid-Atlantic business to transport such items safely.

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Benefits of a Local Trucking Company

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Benefits of a Local Trucking Company

Your local trucking company can get the job done in your area like no other!

For the most part, having a local trucking company can provide many advantages for many reasons. Businesses tend to require a great deal of dependability and confidence in trucking services to provide excellent customer service to their customers — particularly for small businesses that sell products. The reality is that e-commerce has seen a significant boost in the last couple of years which is why having a local trucking company on your side can really provide you with an excellent resource when it comes to allowing your small business to truly thrive and make it through any difficult times as well. Ultimately, if you are a small business, it makes sense to want to trust your local trucking company to get products delivered effectively and efficiently. Here are just some of the excellent perks associated with going with a local trucking company for your small business. 

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Reasons to Outsource Freight Logistics

Monday, August 8th, 2022
Reasons to Outsource Freight Logistics

Why hire a trucking company? You can leave your freight logistics to us.

Tracking freight logistics is a critical piece of any business that has many shipments coming and going. After all, if loads are lost or nobody knows when a shipment will arrive, it can mean backlogged orders or lost inventory, which is reflected in your bottom line. However, the time and effort required to ensure everything runs like clockwork can be challenging to prioritize with everything else that goes into running a business. Choosing to outsource freight logistics for your company is a huge decision, but it can be an excellent one. How exactly can outsourcing your freight logistics help you grow your company? 

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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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