Dry Van Trucking
Dry van trucking is the most common form of freight transportation. The term “dry van” refers to the vehicle or compartment used to haul cargo. In other words, it refers to the trailers you see hitched to trucks on the highway. Sometimes called a box trailer, which is enclosed, dry van trucks are not temperature controlled. They carry almost any type of cargo except for perishable freight. For the most part, dry van trucking is used to transport palatalized cargo or boxes of consumer goods (i.e. packaged foods, clothing, certain electronics, some machinery, furniture, etc.), but they can also be used to move other types of equipment. Dry van trucks are an important part of the supply chain, carrying goods to businesses and consumers all over the country.
Benefits of Dry Van Trucking
Dry vans are primarily used to carry large shipments up to 45,000 pounds; however, they are also used for LTL (less than truckload) transportation. LTL carriers consolidate shipments to multiple destinations, reducing costs. Dry van trucks easily fit into loading docks. Using the drop and hook method, empty trailers and full trailers can be swapped quickly. With drop and hook, a driver drops his trailer at a location and hooks to another trailer, saving time as there is no need to wait to unload and load freight. Dry van trucking is a perfect solution for hauling cargo short and long distances, protecting the cargo from weather and temperature changes. Because goods are stored in a “locked” box, the dry van trailer, they are difficult to access, reducing the potential of theft.
Dry Van Trucking Service with East Coast Transport
With over 40 years of experience in the trucking industry, East Coast Transport, a 3PL (third party logistics) is a leading dry van trucking company in New Jersey and provides dry van trucking services for all types of industries. Whether you require a full truckload or LTL, East Coast Transport has the resources necessary to transport your freight at competitive prices. Using state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team of professionals, we manage your cargo across town or across the country ensuring that time-sensitive deadlines are met. At East Coast Transport, client satisfaction is our number one priority. We promise superior service and communication, offering customized logistics solutions for you. By continually investing in our people, processes, and technology, East Coast Transport provides premium support for every load, at all points along the supply chain. Call us at 800-257-7877 to discuss your dry van trucking needs or contact us via our website.