Archive for the ‘Freight Shipping’ Category

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…)

5 ways to have your holiday freight delivered on time

Friday, December 4th, 2015
Holiday shipments and effective delivery ideas

Learn how you can get your holiday packages to the right destination at the right time this holiday season.

The holiday season can be stress for both consumers and business owners alike. Everyone wants to get gifts on time,to the right places. During the holidays, there is already enough to worry about and the last thing anyone needs is late holiday shipping. Anytime the holidays are approaching, it is peak shipping season. When you are a business owner, you can expect your staff to work over time just to manage the holiday rush. This can make shipping operations challenging if you do not plan for the holiday season ahead of time. To make sure your holiday freight gets delivered on time, there are five things you need to keep mindful about.

For starters, you need to keep your truck drivers updated on any changes to your business operations such as having a large increase in shipping volume or a major change in your operating hours. This can help the driver identify whether most of your holiday shippings will need ground shipping or not. A driver who knows when you need pickup of holiday items is one of your most important assets during the holiday season because a reliable driver will keep delivering packages until the truck is empty. With a planned route for pickup, your  driver can help you make sure holiday packages arrive on time.

With that said, you need to do your best to ship holiday packages early as possible. This is important especially for those who need packages to arrive within the two weeks before Christmas as the high volume comes within that time span. Note: the average ground shipment happens within 7 business days during the holiday rush, plan accordingly. Moreover you need to secure your fragile holiday items and this requires knowledge on the most effective ways to package shipments to avoid any type of en route damage. During the holidays it is more than likely for packages in shipment to become damaged as drivers are operating at high capacity. This is why it is so important to hire the right transportation service for your holiday packages.

Here at Evan’s Transportation we eliminate holiday stress by being your sole shipping source, securing your packages, and getting the holiday items to the final destinations on time. We are here to advise when you ship packages so they arrive on time this holiday season.

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

We higher drivers with previous trucking experience, who know how to avoid these common mistakes while driving. Our drivers know how important safety is while on the road, which is why they are trained in safety before they are on the road. We service the following areas:

New Jersey

Delaware

Maryland

Central Pennsylvania and points east

West Virginia (eastern part of the state)

Northern Virginia

Richmond

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship. Before you hit the road, check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn and YouTube!

Freight Shipping this holiday season

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Holiday Freight Shipping safety

The holidays are coming along and it’s time to plan out how you will ship packages. It is peak season for shipping when the holidays happen. And you don’t want just any type of shipping, you want reliable and secure freight shipping. Every year cargo theft happens, but it doesn’t have to be your cargo. Although August and September are busy for freight shipping, you need to plan months in advance to successfully ship goods for the holidays. From September through December is the holiday freight shipping and here are things you will need to know to prepare for the holidays: (more…)