Reasons to Rent Trucking Cubes (Containers) Rather Than Truck Hiring
When you plan to move to a new location then, of course, there are many things to decide. One of those decisions to be made is planning about the transportation of your possessions. Do you hire professional movers? Or would you like to take help from your family and friends? In the latter case, you have to avail truck transportation services to transfer all the items and carry out packing process with the assistance of near and dear ones. So, it is always great to choose a professional moving partner. The company owns all the necessary equipment to efficiently pack and move the goods, promising utmost safety.
Before discussing the key concept of this article, here is an overview of the Indian Logistics Industry that covers the main causes of damage to goods during movement from one end to another.
A Huge Loss in Logistics Industry and the Reasons behind It…
It’s a shocking fact known from Business Standard that the transshipment process in surface logistics alone results in the annual loss of approximately 42,000 Crore to the Logistics and transportation industry.
When your consignment is loaded and unloaded from one vehicle to another vehicle several times during transportation then the process is termed as transshipment. The goods get damaged due to multiple handling of cargo, incurring losses to both the customer as well as logistics vendor.
Many of you might have a question in mind “why do vendors consider transshipment of goods during relocation?” And the answer to your question is that sometimes goods need to be transported from a different mode of transportation such as from roadways to waterways or railways. In this case, goods are shifted from the truck to a ship or train. So, the primary cause of transshipment is the change in the mode of transportation. Secondly, transshipment takes place when goods need to be transferred from one carrier to another due to a breakdown in the original truck. This is done to avoid delay in the delivery of the freight.
Case Study: A Manufacturer of car windshields and automobile parts
This problem can be better understood with the help of a case study of an automobile parts manufacturer.
Step 1: Firstly, the logistics vendor collected the cartons containing automobile parts and car windshields from the manufacturer’s warehouse.
Step 2: All the cartons are kept at the vendor’s common hub with other heavy consignments.
Step 3: Then, all these cargos are loaded in a common vehicle for the same destination along with other heavy-duty goods.
Step 4: Further, on reaching the destination hub the unloading of goods is done for delivery to the distributor.
Step 5: Finally, the consignments are delivered to the distributor.
Step 6: When the distributor opened the consignment, broken windshields and damaged automobile parts are found.
This happened due to multiple transshipment of freight done by the vendor. The logistics company was a reputed brand in the industry and this one incident took no time to kill that reputation. Such delicate items need special storage equipment for safe delivery to the desired point but currently, there is no safe storage facility available in the sector.
Other Logistics and Transportation Problems
Other than transshipment, there are other problems too that put a negative impact on the services of the logistics companies. These include space wastage and inadequate warehouses.
The problem of space wastage in the moving vehicle adds to the relocation costs as you’re bound to make payment for the whole truck hired and the size and volume of your freight don’t make any difference to the billing.
Due to the unavailability of proper and adequate warehouses, the moving companies are unable to give their customers storage facilities. This sometimes leads to cases of cargo thefts during transit.
What’s the Solution to the Above Issues?
It is good news for the transportation and Logistics service vendors that now a solution is available in the industry that not only caters to the above problems but many more. All the credit goes to the Chairman of Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd., Mr. Ramesh Agarwal. He has more than 30 years of experience in the logistics industry and is aware of all the problems faced by the service providers. Therefore, the Research and Development team of the company invested a lot of time to come up with an exclusive solution to all these problems, which will improvise the quality of their trucking services.
The concept of “Trucking Cube (containers)” is launched with a vision to cut down the logistics and moving costs for the company and customers respectively. This is a new way that redefines convenience while relocating.
Now, without wasting time anymore, let’s know more about this extraordinary innovation.
Trucking Cube (container): Enhancing Logistical Potential
The Trucking Cube (container) is an innovative invention that facilitates a convenient and cost-effective move. This is a special cubical box that is meant to store the goods with safety. It is a dedicated storage space of customers that is utilized for storing only their possessions.
This concept enhances the logistical potential by making transportation of goods safe, convenient, cost-effective, and free from transshipment. These cubes impart the below benefits to the clients and company.
Benefits of Trucking Cube (containers) to the Customers
In comparison to regular trucks, these portable storage containers are much more beneficial to the customers in the following ways.
• A Handy Way Out to Transshipment of Goods
The biggest advantage of these cubes is that they are super handy when it comes to shifting of goods with extreme safety. They are efficient in goods transportation with zero transshipment method as the entire cube is lifted instead of manual shifting of each item. This reduces the risk of damage of belongings to a great extent.
These portable storage containers have sufficient space to accommodate your furniture and other larger items with ease. You have the flexibility to choose from a range of cube sizes as per the size of your consignment. The size chart included 6 options, including Cube Ace (4ft.), Cube Pick Up (6ft.), Cube 407 (8ft.), Cube 709 (12ft.), and Cube 1109 (16ft.), and 20’ ISO Container (20ft.).
• No Hidden Cost
In case of moving truck hire, your quotation includes many hidden costs but there are no such costs present in your quotation when you rent trucking cubes. There is no additional cost for these containers as you have to pay only for the selected cube size and not for the whole truck. Everything is carried out with transparency. This is an eliminator of the space wastage problem in the logistics industry.
• Safe Storage and Warehouse Facility
In order to simplify business operation as well as inventory management, trucking cubes act as virtual warehouses. With them, the company is able to offer its clients a safe storage facility anytime, anywhere. You are asked to lock the container and keep the keys with you for unlocking at the destination. This way your goods remain safe no matter what. Neither the employees of the company nor any external entity can see and touch the possessions stored inside the cube.
Furthermore, the company offers you a free of cost 24-hour consignment storage facility at your destination point. If you want to avail the storage facility for more than the complimentary duration then you have to pay nominal charges.
• Avoids Rancidity of Food and Pharmacy Products
The company has focused on the damage of certain products due to rancidity during transportation. Products like foods and pharmaceuticals are often stored with incompatible consignments that contain lubricants, pesticides, and more inside the company’s hub and vehicle. It leads to rancidity of the products due to which they expire before their real expiry date and become inconsumable.
Therefore, a special air-circulation system is added to each trucking cube, which prevents the pharmaceutical and foods items from getting spoiled.
• Ease of Consignment Tracking
These cubes are designed keeping in mind the need for consignment tracking facility by the customers. They come equipped with GPS trackers that enable you to spot the location of freight. You’ll get a GC number from the company that you need to enter on the “Track Cube” page on the website “Truckingcube”.
• Simultaneous transportation of Car and Goods
You won’t have to avail truck rental services separately for your transferring your car and goods from your old to the new location. You just have to tell the company about your requirement of shipping both the possessions together in the same carrier. They would happily load your car and goods in the same carrier without any additional cost.
• Assures 100% Protection of Belongings
The cubes are fitted with meticulously-made safety accessories that include shock-absorbing pad for cube’s floor, safety net and belts. Your goods are all-time protected against the jerks and impacts that occur during transportation.
• Part Shipment Made Convenient
With trucking cubes, the company stores and moves your part load just like a full shipment. This facility of vehicle sharing for shipment of the part load is a money-saving alternative to booking the whole truck.
Benefits of Trucking Cube (containers) to the Packing and Moving Company
• Cost Reduction
There are several ways in which Trucking cubes helped in reducing the cost for the company:
- As Trucking cubes (containers) serve as virtual warehouses, they provide an edge over typical warehouses to the companies by reducing the warehouse operation as well as rental cost by 30%.
- Furthermore, when goods and vehicle are shipped in the same moving carrier then the reduction in fuel cost by 25% is also observed.
- Usage of trucking cubes for part shipment reduces the cost of trucks. When all the shipments for the same destination are transported in one carrier then there is no need for separate carriers for each client.
An Out-of-Box Idea for the Moving Companies and their Clients
Trucking Cubes (containers) have helped moving service providers to offer satisfactory moving services to their clients with diverse requirements. It’s a smart way to earn a strong clientele as well as profits. On the other hand, clients also get true value for their money. Through this concept, the carbon footprints of the company have also reduced to a considerable level. To precisely conclude, this is an all-in-one innovation that takes care of the requirements of the company, customers, and the environment.