Long-Haul Freight Trucking 101

Long-Haul Freight Trucking 101

So, you have a shipment of common freight or materials and you’re curious how the whole process works. Or maybe you’re looking for long-haul freight hauling specifics so you’ll be ready when the time comes and make zero mistakes. In either case, P&A Grace Ventures is here to help with the answers you’re after – free of charge!

Okay, long-haul freight shipping is not complex, not really. It’s more involved than calling up FedEx or UPS but it’s not rocket science. All you need to know is the important elements you’ll be responsible for as the shipper. Let’s look those over so you’re familiar with what to expect:

  • What kind of freight is it? Knowing this will help the team at P&A Grace plan for loading and unloading. That also helps us price the labor involved on our side during pickup and drop-off.
  • How big is the load? Normally, this answer includes pallets as those are the most common way freight is readied for shipment. If there are no pallets we’ll find another measurement.
  • What is origin and destination? Knowing where we need to pickup the load and where it needs to be dropped off will be central to pricing the long-haul trucking job correctly.
  • How much does it weigh? Weight is a vital element in our pricing so we need to know precise weights prior to providing estimates. Incorrect weights can lead to additional charges.
  • What’s the freight worth? For insurance purposes, we’ll need to know an approximate value for the freight carried. This guarantees whatever we’re carrying is insured properly.
  • What is pickup and drop-off schedule? While we cannot always guarantee exact delivery times, we do our best to accommodate specific delivery schedules provided by customers.

These few points will help you navigate the estimate process when it’s time to schedule long-haul freight trucking for your business interests. You can avoid any headaches involved in the process by coming to P&A Grace Ventures for the finest service in the industry. Call us today at (432) 209-0895 or submit a completed contact form instead!