STEPDECK & FLATBED
Stepdeck or Flatbed is a kind of trailer which is used to transport any cargos that don’t fit in an enclosed trailer like dry van or containers.
These trailers are approximately 53ft long and 102 inches wide.
The usual shipments are lumber, wooden products, metal products or oversized pipes, machinery and cars as well.
The first and foremost difference between Stepdeck and flatbed is the down step in stepdeck trailers which offer three main advantages that standard flat bed trailers cannot:
1. height permits,
2. easier for forklifts, and
3. equipment diversity.
Step deck trailers are designed to allow large cargo to be placed lower down in order to avoid height restrictions.
Logistics means an organization of a complex operation which involves many people, facilities or supplies like a group work. Logistics management is a part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverses flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements.
DRY VANS & REEFERS
Dry Vans & Reefers are most commonly used for transporting freight. However, choosing the right shipping truck is essential to deliver freight safely to the destination.
Usually, a dry van, also called a box trailer is a semi-trailer that’s fully enclosed in order to protect freights from outside elements. They can't take oversize and heavy shipments and are not temperature-controlled like reefer units. They are best for all kinds of consumer goods which do not require a cold or a warm temperature inside.
Reefer trucks are refrigerated or temperature controlled. Reefer is a slang used for the term refrigerated. It operates on a closed temperature controlled system. These trucks are best suited for transporting large quantities of perishable goods which require a temperature-controlling system.
CROSS BORDER SHIPMENTS
Cross Border Shipments are the shipments which involve international border to transport the shipment from one country to another country which is like shipping locally but involves customs duties and complying with the regulations of the destination country. These shipments are usually expensive than the local shipments because these involve export import charges to the buyer and seller as well as expensive loads for the transportation companies.