WHICH ARE THE TYPES OF ROAD TRANSPORT?
Road transport can be described as an activity whose purpose is to deliver certain types of goods from one place to another, using road vehicles. Europa Expeditie offers a wide variety of services for different kinds of transport, depending on customer needs. We are glad to share 20 years of experience in logistics and related services such as transshipment and storage. This article will not only provide you with the information about types of road transport but also benefits you get if apply to our services.
2.1 General goods
2.3 Oversized goods
2.5 Waste transport
2.6 Animal transport
1.1 DOMESTIC ROAD TRANSPORT
By domestic road transport is understood transport operations realized between two places within one country, without crossing its borders.
1.2 INTERNATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT
International road transport is done by moving cargo between two places from different countries. It also may include the transit of one or several countries.
We offer comprehensive logistics solutions within EESC (Germany, Italy, France, Benelux, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Slovakia) as well as outside the union( Russian Federation, Ukraine, Turkey, Kazahstan) In addition to the numerous destinations we perform, we can also realize your destination.
2. TYPE OF GOODS
The type of goods we can carry on represents the second crucial criteria on which is based following classification:
2.1 ROAD TRANSPORT OF GENERAL GOODS
This category includes freights which do not require special conditions of transportation, that’s why it is about an extremely diverse range of goods. Here we can innumerate all the goods that can be delivered by standard road transport, namely trucks with a semitrailer, with trailer, with tarpaulin or box, vans.
We ensure an FTL (Full Truck Load) as well as an LTL (Less Than Truckload) road transport:
- An FTL (Full Truck Load) is a transport in which a truck is transporting one load only for a single client, and this load fills the entire truck.
- An LTL (Less Than Truckload), also known as Groupage, is a partial load in a truck. Thus a single truck can carry on many goods from different clients.
2.2 ROAD TRANSPORT OF TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED GOODS
Under Temperature-Controlled goods are understood loadings that are sensitive to temperature during transport, and may be damaged under inappropriate conditions. For example food, medicines, ADR, and even flowers. So our company comes up with several solutions, depending on kind of goods:
- frigorific transport with freezing: for goods that require temperatures under 0 degrees Celsius ( frozen meat, ice cream);
- frigorific transport with Refrigeration: for goods that require cooling (fresh meat, veg, fruits);
- transport with trucks equipped with a heating system: for goods that require a constant temperature during transport, of at least + 12 degrees Celsius.
Our carrier network possesses a variety of trucks with all necessary pieces of equipment for maintaining optimal temperature, for example, an electronic system that can ensure values between -25 °C and +25 °C, based on the specification of delivered goods.
2.3 ROAD TRANSPORT OF OVERSIZED GOODS
Oversized goods mean that do not fit the standard dimensions of a truck or overweighted cargoes. This category can comprise agricultural equipment, tractors, construction equipment if their dimensions and weights exceed the maximum values allowed by law.
For great projects that involve transportation of extreme oversized and overweighted goods is necessary to provide special convoys, forerunners, prior analysis of the route, as well as its modifications with the permission of the authorities.
The implementation of oversized goods shipments also means more costs in comparison to the general ones. That’s why it’s recommended to consult a specialist which can give you all the necessary information and offer you essential solutions.
In Europa Expeditie every transport of oversized goods is organized and managed by highly qualified and experienced employees. You can always find permanent assistance throughout the transport of goods, and we guarantee you safe transportation and superior quality services at a fair price.
These are types of trucks we can offer:
2.4 ROAD TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS (ADR)
Its well known that due to its physicochemical nature, dangerous goods can jeopardize not only the environment but also people’s lives. These goods can be solid or liquid state, it will be decided to use trucks that are properly equipped for the transport of dangerous goods. In order to carry out ADR transport, we provide you with authorized means of transport, trained drivers, and protective equipment necessary for such transport.
In compliance with the European Agreement, these are categories of dangerous substances:
1. Explosive substance and articles;
2. Flammable, non-flammable, non-toxic, and toxic gases;
3. Flammable liquids
4.1. Flammable solids, self-reactive substances, and solid desensitized explosives
4.2. Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
4.3. Substances that, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
5.1. Oxidising substances
5.2. Organic peroxides
6.1. Toxic substances
7. Radioactive material
8. Corrosive substances
9. Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
We can deliver any type of ADR cargoes by trailer or semi-trailer with tarpaulin, with exception of class 1(Explosive substances and articles) and class 7 (Radioactive material).
As a customer, please pay close attention to both the declaration and the correct labeling operations of dangerous goods.
2.5 ROAD WASTE TRANSPORT
The transport of garbage and/or waste means their delivery to treatment plants, recycling, and disposal. In this are used special trucks, for instance, waste collection machines with special containers, or trucks that have the capacity to transport already loaded containers. The criteria according to which the size of the collection vehicle is established are the payload, the container system, the distance to the treatment/disposal/recycling station, and the difficulties/limitations in road traffic.
2.6 ROAD TRANSPORT OF ANIMALS
Firstly, when we speak about road transport of animals it’s important to ensure the welfare conditions of the animals to avoid their inconvenience or injury. The means of transport must meet all construction standards and correspond to each species transported. Animals must be able to stay in their natural position, have enough space, and have food and water throughout transport.
3. DEGREE OF EMERGENCY OF TRANSPORT
We can distinguish another kind of transport depending on the degree of emergency of transport. At Expedition Europe, we also offer express transport services, in an emergency regime, in case there are fixed delivery hours.
Thus, our company provides customized cargo solutions for your transport needs, flexible routes, and overnight delivery.
Give us more details about your transport and we will contact you as soon as possible!