Road freight or groupage transport involves consolidating groupage cargo at a hub and transporting it to its final destination via trucks. This process can involve several cross-docking hubs along the way to optimize efficiency. Once the cargo arrives at the destination hub, it is broken down and delivered to the customer through the last mile.
When it comes to road freight, the dimensions of pallets play a crucial role in the transportation of goods. Freight forwarders must take into account the size of the pallets to plan and optimize the loading and unloading processes, maximize the utilization of the truck load and reduce the risk of damage to the goods. Capturing accurate weight and volume information is critical not only for billing but also for load utilization planning. Accurate weight and volume information helps freight forwarders maximize revenue and optimize processes.
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In summary, accurate pallet dimensions are essential in road freight/groupage transport as they impact load utilization, efficiency, and the safety of goods during transportation. By capturing accurate weight and volume information and leveraging technology and communication, freight forwarders can ensure the timely and accurate delivery of goods for their customers.