Unlocking Cost Savings: The Importance of Choosing the Right Truck for Your Goods
Transporting goods over long distances can be expensive, which is why it's important to choose the right truck for your goods.
Transporting goods over long distances can be expensive, which is why it’s important to choose the right truck for your goods. Choosing the right truck can save you money and ensure that your goods arrive at their destination safely and on time.
We have analyzed a little scenario that compares the use of a tautliner truck and a road train truck for transporting goods over a distance of 1000 km. The transport rate for the tautliner truck is 1000€, while the rate for the road train truck is 1100€, the variation of rate difference will vary but for this example we us a rate 10% higher. The tautliner truck has a pallet capacity of 33, while the road train truck has a capacity of 38.
Using these rates, we calculated that the tautliner truck would cost 100,000€ to transport 3300 units (100 truck loads per year), while the road train truck would cost 95,700€ to transport the same quantity of palets with only 87 truck loads per year. This means that the road train truck is able to transport the same amount of goods with fewer trips, resulting in cost savings of 4,300€.
Companies should also consider the time saved by warehouse employees. Time optimization can obtained in the following activities: organizing the product for loading, checking in/out drivers, CMR check and processing, not to forget the loading of 13 fewer trucks. Back office operations are also reduced thus adding further cost savings. Overall, the analysis highlights the importance of choosing the right truck for transporting goods over long distances. By considering the specific details of a given situation, companies can make informed decisions about which type of truck to use, potentially resulting in significant cost savings..
If you require assistance in determining the most appropriate truck for your goods, we are available to provide our expertise. We can also conduct a cost-saving analysis based on the information you provide.