During the lifecycle of any given cargo transportation, the cargo will go through a number of bumps and turns along the way. Regardless of how careful a driver may be, much of the shocks and bumps throughout the transport are largely unavoidable. One of the best ways to protect yourself and your cargo against these potential traumas is to opt for air ride shipping. Air Ride shipping is based on a suspension system that uses a bag of compressed air instead of the steel springs used in most other trucks. As a result, air ride trucks have a much higher shock absorbency, creating the smoothest ride possible for your cargo.
Benefits of Air Ride
Air ride shipping is often the best option for customers who have particularly fragile cargo and/or cannot afford the possibility of cargo being moved around by bumps and shocks during transport. There are many products that become volatile upon some shock or jostling, making them ideal candidates for air ride transport. The typical products that are transported using air ride shipping include glassware, pressurized gas containers, delicate perishables, hazardous materials, and more.
Typical Air Ride Protocols
Air ride shipping is not a one-stop shop to protect your cargo completely, it is one method meant to be used alongside other protective measures to give your cargo the greatest chance of safe transport. It is essential to work alongside an experienced logistics manager to explore all safety protocols needed to safely transport your cargo so be sure to choose the best logistics manager for your shipment. In addition to opting for air ride shipping, be sure to properly package your cargo, palletize your loads and secure safely with shrink wrap, consider using shipping blankets for added protection, and secure your cargo with a restraining system. Your logistics manager will be able to tell you exactly what you need throughout your shipment to have the best chance of a safe and smooth transport with fragile cargo.
Logistics Management for Air Ride
LogiWorld’s staff have been managing air ride transports for more than two decades, helping our customers move their cargo safely across the United States and beyond with ease. If you’re looking to ship fragile cargo, contact us today for a free quote on your air ride transport today.