Freight Terminal Definition
A freight terminal is a designated facility where carriers can move their shipment and switch them from different trucks to ship them to their destinations. It can either be an airport, seaport, trucking, or railroad terminals. There is a loading and unloading team available for arriving and exiting trucks.
What are the Benefits of Freight Terminals?
Reduced Operational Costs - Bringing your cargo to the freight hub helps you eliminate the unnecessary extra costs that come with such accessorial services as lift gates.
Enhanced Speed - You do not have to waste your valuable time waiting around for pick up or delivery as you are in control of your shipment. Besides, a direct freight delivery to the carrier means that your shipment will be next in the movie as soon as the next truck arrives.
Safety Assurance - Generally, there will be fewer hands in your freight. This reduces the possibilities of your load damage or loss.
Setting Up a Terminal Shipment
The first and most crucial step is to ensure that you have a knowledgeable and reliable freight broker at your disposal. At a small fee, this agent will help with research to identify the best, closest terminal with great price offers.
It is also essential that you have the terminal's address and phone number to ensure that you have a great start. The details must also appear on the BOL/CO to the consignee or shipper.
Other items you should have before planning a freight terminal shipment include:
Items Before Planning a Freight Terminal Shipment
Means of shipping your cargo to and from the terminal-For the utmost security and convenience, be sure you see the services of professional hauling experts. For instance, working with Heavy Equipment Transport gives you the confidence that your freight will be at the terminal safely and timely.
An identification form
A PRO or tracking number for your cargo
Notify Consignee Service - This ensures that the terminal clerk will notify you when your cargo is ready for pick up.
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