5 Reasons to Use Dedicated Freight Services

Posted on May 26, 2020

dedicated freight servicesOur customers use our dedicated freight services for all kinds of products and commodities. Industries from oil and petroleum firms to fruit wholesalers regularly take advantage of the many benefits of rail freight transportation.

Our Top 5 Reasons For Using Dedicated Freight Services

  1. Reliability

Other transportation services are subject to delays due to weather, construction, and maintenance in a way that is not shared by rail freight. Rail freight is much more reliable than other transportation methods, which means that your business can be more efficient and more reliable. This will go down well with your customers and should reduce stress levels in terms of logistics.

  1. Speed

Rail freight is typically faster than transporting goods by road. Generally, freight achieves higher speeds and is less subject to traffic or issues relating to drivers, transport infrastructure, and restrictions on driving hours.

More vehicles on the roads mean more congestion. Congestion means delays, which costs your business money and can lead to you having to deal with disgruntled clients. With dedicated rail freight services, however, your products can be transported much more predictably. Our trains avoid traffic jams, particularly at borders, because we have regularly scheduled rail connections. You can reduce customer dissatisfaction by taking charge of your logistics.

  1. Cost-effectiveness

Our dedicated freight services help our clients be as efficient as possible. We can carry heavier payloads than other transportation methods, which is more convenient and saves money for the businesses that work with us.

And note that one of our freight trains requires a single driver to transport a load that would require 50 trucks. We can transport huge volumes with far fewer people than other transport companies.We also offer cost-efficiency through our flexibility. It’s easy for us to increase or decrease our capacities. So we can adapt our services to meet our clients’ needs without disruption or crippling charges.

  1. Safety

A single freight train can transport the equivalent of many dozens of lorries. This reduces the number of lorries on the road, which is better for the safety of the lorry drivers that remain. Removing lorries from roads prevents casualties. And dedicated freight services mean that your products are safer too as they are transported by this more safely and reliably. Many sea containers are transported by rail freight, taking HGVs off the road, which is better for the environment and also improves the reliability of package delivery. Rail freight helps you to transport a wide variety of items of various sizes and with various requirements safely.

  1. Sustainability And The Environment

As well as being more efficient than road transportation, using dedicated freight services has environmental benefits. Less particulate matter is sprayed into the air via rail freight than the equivalent amount transported by road haulage. Using rail freight helps to reduce CO2 emissions compared with transporting goods by road. This helps to curb the effect that transport emissions have on the environment.

Our dedicated freight services provide a great combination of reliability and predictability, cost-effectiveness, and speed. For any business that needs to transport goods, it’s worth considering your dedicated rail freight options.

We have more than 40 years of combined expertise in rail freight transportation, rail shipping and receiving, container logistics, public warehousing, and import/export. You can rely on us to ship your goods safely, reliably, and quickly. Get in touch to see what our dedicated freight services can do for your clients, your peace of mind, and your bottom line.