Additional cargo transportation in Russia

Additional cargo transportation in Russia

How does the transportation of goods by additional cargo take place in Russia? What are the advantages of this logistics operation?

Additional cargo transportation in Russia

Delivery by additional cargo — a logistics operation that allows you to significantly save time and money on transportation. In its essence, it is similar to the delivery of consolidated cargo, when goods for different recipients are transported in one vehicle. The main difference between such transportation is that not all goods are loaded at the starting point of the route and the sender does not need to bring the goods to the carrier’s warehouse. At the same time, money savings are up to 50%.

The difficulty in delivering in this way is that loading and unloading work takes up the time that the car spends on the route. It is possible to minimize its losses with careful planning of the route and transportation schedule. Operators must promptly receive information about the location of cargo and transmit it to the shipper to optimize loading time.

When developing a route, the mileage of deviation from the main route is taken into account. It is important that these numbers are not too large, otherwise the length of time on the road will greatly increase and this will cause damage to other participants in the delivery. Therefore, it is advantageous to use additional cargo on routes between major cities.

To find a passing vehicle capable of transporting your cargo, it is recommended to use the services of a transport company. After all, private carriers do not take full responsibility for the safety of goods. In addition, the conditions under which transportation is carried out do not always comply with the standards. With developed logistics systems, companies are able to send groupage shipments of cargo that have the same requirements for a vehicle and quickly assemble groupage delivery even on not very popular destinations.

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What is needed to transport additional cargo?

  1. As in the case of regular transportation, it is necessary to have a consignment note in two copies for the driver and the recipient of the cargo. Preparation of accompanying documentation can be ordered from the transport company.
  2. Before loading, you should check the driver’s details and make sure that they correspond to those specified.
  3. The carrier does not inspect the contents of the cargo, accepting it packed and marked according to all the rules.
  4. Before carrying out transportation, the customer must be familiar with the terms of delivery, payment and receipt of cargo, as well as possible delays.
  5. The customer decides on the need for cargo insurance.

To order additional cargo transportation, you must indicate:

  • address of loading and unloading of goods,
  • their weight, volume and type,
  • and also special conditions, if any.

Employees of the transport company determine the possibility of carrying out additional cargo transportation across Russia based on the available vehicles, availability of free space and the ability to adjust the route in order to pick up the cargo from the sender and hand it over to the recipient.

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