Features of cargo transportation in winter
Winter transportation of goods has its own characteristics and differs from transportation at any other time of the year. Timely delivery of cargo during this period is ensured by a team of professionals, which includes drivers, logisticians, mechanics, auxiliary harvesting equipment. The cost of transporting goods in winter is increased, as fuel costs increase, and special sea or air escort is often required.
Drivers must have experience in driving vehicles in harsh winter conditions, respond quickly to changes in the weather, the situation on the roads (ice, snow, blizzard, low air temperature). Equipment in the cold season is equipped with fuel tank heating systems, warning systems, high-quality winter tires.
Items transported in winter, especially those that are susceptible to cold and temperature changes, require additional packaging. Pallets are also needed when loading or loading, as the cardboard gets wet after the snow melts and can damage the cargo.
HOW TO PACK CARGO IN THE WINTER PERIOD
To pack fragile cargo well for transportation in winter, you will need the following materials:
In this case, an air-bubble film is optimally suited, in which objects are wrapped in several layers. Such packaging is suitable for transporting dishes, mirrors and other breakable items. Packed items are put in a box, covered with foam rubber, then the container is wrapped with tape.
HOW TO TRANSPORT THINGS THAT ARE AFRAID OF THE COLD
This type of cargo includes furniture and electronic equipment. At low temperatures, they may lose their presentable appearance and performance. Packing will also help to transfer this cargo without damage. All transported items must be wrapped with foil and fixed with tape. Small items are recommended to be transported in boxes with foam rubber or polystyrene.
For plants that are extremely sensitive to cold, the following recommendations should be taken into account for their successful transportation:
Do not water before shipping.
Place flower pots in boxes, cover with foil on top.
To transport animals and plants, especially over long distances, use insulated vans.
DIFFICULTIES OF TRANSPORTATION IN WINTER
Even when hiring an experienced professional team to transport cargo in winter, you need to prepare for a number of problems that can be impossible to avoid:
The movement of vehicles at a slow speed due to ice and poor visibility on the road caused by a blizzard or snowfall.
Rescheduling the flight to another time due to adverse weather conditions.
To avoid problems during the transportation of goods, it is worth entrusting this work to a proven transport company. Turning to amateurs, who often cannot organize the transportation process in a quality manner, you risk not taking it to the appointed place.
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