27 Feb Interurban freight trucking: all the important information
Cargo, also called freight in the trucking industry, can be transported from point A to point B in many different ways.
Although there are several types of freight transport, here we will focus on interurban freight transportation via truck.
Have you ever heard of this type of transportation?
Ever wondered exactly what it is?
Wondering when you should use this form of delivery?
Here is some key information regarding long distance interurban freight trucking.
What is interurban freight trucking?
Interurban freight trucking simply refers to the shipping of goods via truck delivery between several cities, regions or countries; this is why the term “interurban” is added. Trucking continues to be the most popular means of moving a wide variety of goods across Canada.
At Transport Écono Nord, we are able to carry out long-distance deliveries and we offer freight transportation throughout Quebec, Ontario and even the United States.
The type of freight handled during interurban freight trucking varies from company to company, and can include:
- Furniture and appliances
- Hazardous and flammable products
- Wood and raw materials
- Livestock and other animals
- Heavy goods
- Cars and other vehicles
These types of cargo are most frequently transported via interurban freight trucking, but do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding the possibility of carrying other types of freight.
Tracking your interurban freight trucking request
If you’re going to hire a transport company to help you out when moving to a new house for example, you may feel a small nervous pinch in your heart when you see your precious possessions being transported over such a long distance.
You’re most likely wondering if everything will go smoothly, and if all your possessions will arrive unharmed. This is something we understand!
Fortunately, freight transport companies often provide detailed interurban freight tracking. Their logistics center can keep you up-to-date on the progress of your freight through a vehicle tracking system and can also confirm the arrival of your freight at the designated location.
How to choose an adequate trucking company?
With the large number of carriers available, it can be hard to sort through all the options and choose the one that’s right for you.
If you’ve had bad experiences in the past, you know it’s important to avoid incompetent companies as this can lead to unforeseen problems, and consequences can be particularly unfortunate!
Things to consider…
Several elements must be taken into account in order to choose the right freight transportation company.
A good freight carrier should
- Be relevantly experienced in the transportation industry
- Be knowledgeable in all areas regarding information technology related to storage
- Be able to provide personalized services to meet the specific needs of clients (where possible)
- Have a competent and professional staff
- Have adequate equipment for the transport of all types of goods
- Own a fleet of vehicles that comply with all applicable regulations
As you can see, choosing the right transportation carrier in which to place your trust is not something to be left to chance.
At Transport Écono Nord, our employees can answer all your questions regarding interurban freight trucking.