Posts Tagged ‘freight’

Best Types Of Freight For A Newbie To Haul

Friday, January 27th, 2017
newbie frieght hauling

New year, new freights to haul.

When you are new to any career, it’s only natural to have some rookie jitters. After all, a career that’s as complex, diverse, and dangerous as trucking has a lot more involved than people think, and no one could pick up on all of it perfectly in a day. However, when it comes to freight trucks, there are some that are more friendly for newbies to haul than others. Check some of the novice-friendly freight trucks below. (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!

Shipping Freight with Trucking Companies

Friday, July 24th, 2015

mid-Atlantic intermodal drayageWhen you have a shipment that is too large for your local post office to handle, it is time to turn to freight shipping instead. Freight shipping means that items over one hundred pounds as well as items that are too large to fit within a standard mail truck can be shipped. Shipping freight can be accomplished through cargo planes, freight trucks, and large cargo ships.

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The Uberization of Freight

Monday, April 6th, 2015

With technology making communication so easily accessible, standard industries are being rocked by new services. With the creation of Uber, the taxi industry is taking a heavy hit with business. Now, major freight companies are bracing themselves for the possibility of an Uberization of freight.

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If you haven’t heard of Uber yet, here’s a brief summary. An application on your smart device allows you to send for a car driven by an independent contractor. The fees for the drive are charged directly to the credit card of the individual and are cheaper than the typical rate of taxis. Because of the convenience of the application along with the cheaper rates, taxi drivers are noticing a dip in business

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How to Ship Freight

Monday, September 15th, 2014

When whatever you’re shipping is too large in quantity, size, or weight to be handled by the postal service, your best option for getting it from one place to another is using freight. Freight carriers specialize in shipping anything heavier than 100 lbs, or anything that would take up too much room in a standard delivery vehicle. Freight can be shipped by land, air, rail, sea or any combination of the aforementioned.freight

When shipping over 8000 lbs of goods, you can typically either ship it in a dedicated container or in several smaller shipments containing other loads. Shipping in smaller groups is typically cheaper but actual price depends on what you’re shipping and how.

If the items you are shipping are fragile it’s your responsibility to take proper precautions and make sure your items are adequately protected. Everything should be appropriately boxed, crated, or packed, to ensure item safety. Packages should all be labeled and addressed and positioned at truck bed level for pick up, about 3-4 ft off the ground. If you cannot lift heavy items to this level, consider reserving a truck with a hydraulic gate.

It’s also important to remember that truck drivers are almost always paid exclusively to do only that: drive. However, most drivers with respectable companies will be glad to help you lift or load smaller packages onto their truck. Still, it is the responsibility of the shipping and receiving party to have hands available to help load or unload freight, especially if it’s something that cannot be easily moved by one person.

If you need materials and products moved in the Mid-Atlantic region, contact Evan Transportation. We hire professional drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll and are a top-notch freight provider with high-level customer service and a track record of dedication and industry excellence.

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.

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!

Source: Freight Center

What to Expect from your Freight Company

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Reliable Freight Service

There are a lot of choices when it comes to picking a freight company when you need product transported. Do you know what you should be looking for and expecting when it comes to your freight company? Here are four important traits you should expect from your trucking company:

  1. Your freight company should deliver your shipment in a timely manner. The delivery should arrive by the given time and in the correct delivery address.
  2. Cheaper isn’t always better. Rates given by the freight company don’t necessarily have to be the lowest, but the most reasonable. Rates should be competitive and should ensure high quality service and the ability to handle emergency situations should they arise.
  3. While your delivery should arrive on time, you should also receive a response from an office quickly. When you have questions about procedures or any concerns with your service, you shouldn’t have to wait for a response from office personnel.
  4. You should be able to trust your driver when they are transporting your shipment. Problems happen and when they do, your driver should be upfront with you instead of sidestepping the issue. Your questions should always be answered without hesitation.

When you hear these four characteristics, you are hearing four main focuses of Evan Transportation. For over 20 years Evan Transportation has been providing excellent customer service within the freight and transportation industry and has worked to develop long term working relationships with our customers. Our drivers and staff have up to 25 years and over of trucking experience and pride themselves on their service. At Evan Transportation we provide freight services for several states such as Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey and will transport various products such as general freight, food products, and steel. We also offer A-1 Trailer and Container services.

Need product transported? Call Evan Transportation today by calling 443.673.3365 or by clicking here!

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