April 3, 2018
Even for huge companies, transporting bulk beverages, especially those in glass bottles, can be incredibly challenging. You have to remember to properly pack your goods and make sure that you are going to use safe and effective transportation methods when moving them from one point to another.
Today, we are going to discuss some useful tips on transporting your goods and why using a container unloading platform to move your delicate beverages is a must.
Use the Right Company
Sure, there are hundreds of companies that offer transportation solutions, but not every single one of them has the right tools and equipment. Look for a company that provides unloading platforms to keep your beverages safe when being unloaded from the truck.
This helps them handle your delicate goods without having to manually carry them from the truck to the warehouse, which can be dangerous. Additionally, look for a company that provides moving floors, slipchains, and trailerskates for their automatic loading and unloading systems.
Use the Right Type of Boxes
The most common type of box used for transporting bottled soft drinks are crates. They provide individual slots for each bottle of soft drink, making it secure and safer to transport. If you have to transport your bottled goods in a different box, make sure to get cell boxes that are installed with cardboard.
You can also use a styrofoam divider to protect your bottles from banging and shifting while being transported.
Use Cushioning and Ample Space
Avoid cramping all of your bottles in just one box. Give them enough space, but use cushions to provide a safety net for them to avoid banging together. As we have mentioned earlier, you can use styrofoam and cardboard to make sure that your bottles are separated and safe.
Breaking bottles when in transit is not an option, as this can make you lose lots of profit. Call your local transport company today and ask if they can provide you with the support that we have listed above.
February 25, 2017
Whether you are relocating just across town or to an entirely different area, preparing your belongings, packing them, and moving them on your own could be the cheapest option for you. With a well-planned DIY move, you could rent a UTE, van or truck as well as loan and unload your stuff wit help for your family and friends.
Here are some practical hacks for loading your hired vehicle:
- Start as early as you could. Park the vehicle as close to the most strategic door as possible. Get a loading ramp and then position it on a cemented area or the highest step.
- Don’t forget to make a clear list of all your items and boxes as you’re loading it on the vehicle. Make sure to number everything with a marker for easy identification.
- Load your stuff one corner at a time and make certain to pack it solid and tight from floor to ceiling, if you’re using a van or truck, and tie off every quarter with durable rope to the UTE or truck’s side rails.
- Ensure that the bulkiest, heaviest, and durable items are at the bottom, with the lightest and fragile ones on top.
- Utilise your pillows, clothes, towels, linens, and curtains for padding your boxes and awkward spaces in the truck bed.
- Place all flat and huge items such as padded mirrors, tabletops, box springs, and mattresses upright against the sides and secure them with rope.
- Slide all rolled up carpets and rugs lengthwise in the centre space or side spaces.
- Never lift something if you’re not confident about lifting it by yourself. Always ask for help, especially with bigger items.
Once your truck, van or UTE is loaded up, it’s time to drive away. If your hired vehicle doesn’t come with a driver, and you’re driving the vehicle yourself, note that driving a bigger vehicle is very different from driving a car. Adjust the right and left rear-view mirrors to your liking, as well as the steering wheel and seat. Make sure that all doors are locked.
Pay close attention overhead as trucks and vans are taller than average cars. They’re likewise wider and longer so be alert when turning. Bigger vehicles also need more braking distance so be careful when you change lanes and turn.