Dry van shipping
Dry van shipping is one of the most preferred and trusted freight transportation methods available. It’s remained a popular means of transportation due to the high availability and numerous benefits of having an enclosed trailer throughout the process. Here’s a look at some of the advantages and challenges of dry van shipping:
Advantages of dry van shipping
- Dry van trailers are extremely versatile. A wide variety of freight can be shipped through this method, including non-perishable food, building materials, and more.
- With dry van, you can worry less about the security of your freight as it’s excellent at protecting your goods from bad weather and theft. While some shippers prefer to use load bars with additional blocking and bracing, not all dry vans require the need for chains, straps or other covers while shipping.
- The “drop and hook” load mode (drop an empty trailer, hook up a loaded one) saves you additional time and effort. As less time is spent manually loading and unloading the shipment, you can focus on more pressing needs.
- Dry van shipping represents one of the most affordable means of transportation that is able to accommodate both regional and short-haul shipments along with long-haul shipments.