Liquid bulk shipments are often the simplest, most economical method of transporting bulk liquids, whether shipping 100 miles or across the country. Depending on the type of tanker and kind of material, liquid bulk freight is shipped OTR (On The Road), typically via stainless steel or aluminum tankers that hold up to 7,500 gallons, or 45,000 pounds of goods. Liquid bulk shipments gave TLC (The Logistics Company) its start. TLC offers customers an unprecedented nationwide network of carriers and service providers for the fastest, most efficient shipment of liquid products in the marketplace.
Besides offering cost-effective, efficient liquid bulk shipments, the TLC’ team of experts provides trans-loading services that include arranging North and South American international moves, heating, steaming, and anti-freezing facilities, well as blind/double-blind shipments.
Dry Van & Flatbed
Dry Van & Flatbed shipments involve full truckloads of packaged goods shipped OTR, whether using drums or totes of liquid product or dry product strapped to pallets. An average 53-foot dry fan or flatbed shipment can accommodate 40,000 to 45,000 pounds gross weight and may or may not require Hazmat certifications and tank endorsements contingent on the shipped product.
In addition to standard dry van shipments, TLC can arrange reefer (refrigerated) temperature-controlled shipments, international shipments, as well as blind/double-blind options.
ISO & 20/40’ Containers
Specific to imports & exports of goods that ship via ocean vessel, or shipments of goods by intermodal shipment (railroad), TLC has decades of experience managing ISO and 20′ or 40′ shipping containers. In addition to the physical freight moves, TLC experts are proficient in the import/export process, customs brokerage, tracking, moving goods in and around ports, and trans-loading.
ISO Containers involve shipping bulk, liquid goods, and chemicals. 20′ and 40′ shipping containers can ship drums and totes of liquid goods or dry products bagged and strapped to pallets. TLC can manage all drayage and freight forwarding needs, whether arranging regional shipments or a global logistics network.
Often the most tedious of all logistics formats, LTL (Less than Truckload) shipments involve smaller shipments of goods when a full dry van is not required. Standard LTL shipments range from 1-4 pallets, while “volume” LTL shipments are typically 5-10 pallets. Sometimes, based on the volume, product, or distance, larger LTL cargo may still ship as a dedicated truckload, even if the truck is not full.
The Logistix Company has managed all LTL shipment formats, including expedited and guaranteed shipments, hotshots, blind/double-blind LTL services, and lift gates. Shipping with TLC is hassle-free due to our use of carriers’ PRO numbers to track shipments en-route.
Our expertise lies across the chemical industry, including liquid and dry bulk freight, as well as LTL logistics and warehouse management.
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