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Improve Your Company Logistics in 3 Steps

Friday, June 4th, 2021
evan transportation logistics

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…)

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!

What Makes a Reliable Freight Company?

Friday, November 14th, 2014

With so many options for freight companies, it can be hard to determine which companies are more beneficial than others. When it comes to choosing a freight company, it’s important to keep in mind what makes a successful and prominent freight company like Evan Transportation.

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A major indication of the reliability of a freight company is their willingness to give times regarding your freight pickup and delivery. A freight company should never avoid giving you an expected pick up and arrival time for your freight shipment. If they fail to provide a time, it usually means they never arrive at the time they do provide, meaning they are usually unreliable. Another indication of the freight company is the rates they provide. While everyone is looking for a bargain in today’s tough economy, extremely low rates can indicate the inability of a company to handle emergencies or the quality of their service.

 

You want to be able to trust the driver who is transporting your freight. This means that if any issues should arise during the transportation process, your driver should discuss the matter with you. A driver who is unwilling to discuss problems with you is a driver that should probably not be trusted with your freight. While having an open line of communication with your driver is important, an open line of communication with the freight office is even more imperative. Should a problem or question arise regarding your freight, it should never be a problem to reach the freight office. You should never feel as though your freight company is keeping anything from you regarding your freight shipment.

 

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!

 

 

What is Intermodal Shipping?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Intermodal shipping is a method of shipping using multiple modes of transport and special containers and trailers. The modes of shipping include planes, ships, trains, and most commonly, trucks. Trucks are almost always used to get intermodal shipments to their final destination. They are also used to get shipments from their initial destination to the next shipping method, which is often by rail or plane over long distances or internationally.

There are many benefits to intermodal shipping. The use of special containers allows the cargo to be shipped using various methods without having to unpack and repack the cargo. This means that only the shipper, customs (if applicable), and the recipient know the contents of the container, which means secure shipping. The special containers are also very resistant to the elements and extreme weather, which reduces losses and spoilage.

Intermodal shipping combines the best aspects of all shipping methods for maximum shipping efficiency. Planes and boats are great for long distance, international shipping, and trains are very fuel efficient and also great for long distance shipping. However, none of these methods can deliver the cargo directly to the final destination, which is why trucks, which are more flexible in terms of their mobility and shipping schedules, are used for this last leg of the journey (and often for the first as well).

 

Intermodal shipping

 

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 to provide excellent, dependable service.

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.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365

Before you hit the road, check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn and YouTube!

 

 

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http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-intermodal-shipping.htm

On-Time Deliveries With Evan Transportation

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

It might sound cliché, but the phrase “time is money” is the most relevant maxim there is in the shipping industry. Getting your product to its intended destination on time means you make money, and not only that, you build relationships with clients based on your reliability and trustworthiness. Missing a deadline for the arrival of a shipment means financial losses both in the short and long term as relationships with clients suffer.

 

We know how valuable your time is to you and your clients. Your business is only as good as its word, and if you tell a client a shipment will arrive on time, it needs to do so. This is why you can trust Evan Transportation. Our number one priority is to get your shipments where they need to be on time. Because we value your time as well. We believe in building and maintaining relationships with our clients, and providing them with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their shipments won’t be late. So, next time you need to ship something, choose Evan Transportation. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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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 to provide excellent, dependable service.

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.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365

Before you hit the road, check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn and YouTube!