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The Benefits of Dry Van Shipping

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When it comes to freight transportation the most common and sought after method would be dry van shipping. This is due to high availability and the benefits of having an enclosed trailer during transportation. Whether it is for domestic or cross border shipping, a typical dry van can haul up to 45,000 pounds of cargo, or 26 pallets of non-perishable items, making it large enough for many business’ needs. It is also commonly used for transporting food textiles, clothing items, plastic and building products; items that can be easily damaged when exposed to weather or temperature changes.  Besides being versatile for freight shipments there are several benefits of dry van shipping:

Protection from the elements

A dry van, otherwise known as ‘a box on wheels,’ provides an enclosed container where freight goods are stored. Having this 4-sided barrier will offer superior protection from the elements such as rain, wind, or snow while in transit. Long distance travel along multiple highways, over mountains, and through the prairies can lead your shipment to face all that mother nature has to offer. Ensure your delivery arrives dry and protected by choosing a dry van.

Protection from theft

Freight claims with insurance companies are typically low for dry van shipping. This is in large part due to your shipment being protected from theft in a locked container while on route to its next destination. Unlike a flat deck truck or curtain side truck, while having many positive features of their own, these methods leave your items exposed and easily accessible. Knowing your shipment is protected, you can feel rest assured that your delivery will arrive, safe and sound, at its final destination.

Reliable delivery and cost savings

For full truckload shipments you can count on reliable and customized scheduling of pick-up and delivery with dry van shipping. A fast turn around can be counted on with the high availability of these trucks. We understand that not all shipments will require the full square footage of a dry van and that’s where we can help you coordinate your LTL (less than truckload) shipment by consolidating other shipments and bringing you significant cost savings.

To learn more about the benefits of dry van shipping or any of our services with C&D Logistics, contact our team at 604-881-4440 or online. We would love to help you with any of your freight shipping needs.