Ground cargo transportation.Statistics and benefits

Statistics of ground freight transport

In the United States alone, 3.5 million drivers work in the ground transportation industry. And the number of trucks exceeds 15.5 million, which serve about 1 million cargo transportation companies.

The trucks that we see on highways and international roads carry out ground transportation of goods. Railway transport is also considered to be one of the types of overland cargo transportation.

Advantages of ground freight
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Land transportation, being a stable and flexible mode of transportation, is mainly suitable for consumer goods (FMCG), refrigerated food, perishable goods, pharmaceutical and medical goods, hazardous and non-hazardous solids, liquids, chemicals, heavy equipment, as well as vehicles. for transportation of building materials. Rail transportation can be a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution for shipping large quantities of construction or hazardous materials. In comparison, shipping by rail can save both time and money.

Advantages of ground transportation include cost-effectiveness (relatively in terms of packaging and fuel costs), versatility (short or long hauls can be managed), predictability (scheduled delivery, ability to easily track cargo progress), etc.

Ground transportation conditions

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Let’s get acquainted with them in order

· Full Truck Load (FTL) is a truck’s full load per load. This option is preferred when the volume of transported cargo is suitable to “fill” the entire truck. With FTL, cargo is likely to reach its destination faster because there are no other cargoes to unload at different stops.

· Transportation of collective loads (LTL), unlike the previous one, in this version the truck transports different loads. This includes unloading at various stops. This is the most affordable option for ground transportation, but risky, as there may be cases of theft or damage during transit.

· Drage (Drayage) – this transportation option was once considered the “duty” of horses. Drive is the movement of goods over short distances, for example from a ship to a warehouse.

The safest type of ground transportation is rail transportation. This type is environmentally friendly because, unlike road transport, it emits 80% less carbon dioxide and consumes 75-90% less energy.
Meanwhile, all trucks together consume more than 5.8 million barrels of oil per day.

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