The transportation of goods is a serious job, which requires specific knowledge and experience to ensure the safety and integrity of the cargo and the consequent customer satisfaction. When it comes to transporting fragile cargo, experience is even more important, since it is necessary to take a series of precautions that will minimize the risks of transport, avoiding accidents that can have disastrous results.
These are small precautions that will make all the difference in cargo protection. Follow the reading and be super prepared to avoid accidents and consequent losses.
RCC Auto Transport is explaining Transporting Fragile Cargo
Choose the appropriate boxes
The choice of the appropriate structure for transport can be decisive for the integrity of the products, especially for fragile loads. Even though the most used material for transport boxes is cardboard, this is not the best option for objects that can break, break or suffer other types of accidents, since they are easily crushed, in addition to not being resistant to moisture.
For this specific type of transport, it is always recommended to use more resistant materials with greater protection capacity. Wooden or rigid plastic boxes offer greater security for cargo and can be stacked and handled without putting objects at risk.
In addition, these options are not disposable, making the process more sustainable: it is possible to invest once in the purchase of shipping boxes and then use them for a long time, saving resources and helping to take care of the environment.
Protect products one by one
It is common for products transported to be packed together in a box to optimize resources and time. And it can work very well when dealing with traditional loads.
However, for fragile loads, much greater care is needed and, in this sense, packaging products individually is essential.
The choice of packaging has to do with the characteristics of the product being transported. For small objects, it is possible to use bubble wrap, which is inexpensive and very efficient. In the case of large objects, such as machinery, protective pads between each product are an excellent strategy.
The important thing at this stage of the process is to completely protect the products. It must be borne in mind that during transport they can move and, therefore, rub against each other.
Therefore, know the characteristics and specificities of your cargo and adopt the necessary strategies so that they are transported with all safety and care.
Sign the packages
Remember that no matter how much you invest in the individual protection of products and use rigid boxes that will increase transport security, it is essential that the team involved in all stages of the process knows that it is dealing with fragile cargo.
And, for this, a good sign is essential: do not skimp on the stickers and security tapes that bear the words “Fragile” and those that indicate the exact positioning of the box. After all, this signaling system is universal: every professional who comes across the message will understand that the fragile cargo deserves a little more care.
Accommodate fragile products on top
This is a basic rule that can make all the difference: the most fragile cargo is always at the top of the transport. This prevents the weight of other objects from violating the packaging, which can lead to unwanted accidents, such as dents and breaks, for example.
To ensure the organization of products in the truck, planning is essential. It is necessary to be aware of the entire load to be carried so that it is possible to place the most fragile items last and on top of the heaviest ones.
Tie the set
A securely tied cargo is much more protected. It is important to find a way to unify the fragile cargo volumes inside the truck, to avoid displacement and consequent breakage.
When the boxes move freely inside the trunk, it is common for them to move in sharper curves or sudden brakes. Thus, being securely attached to a single set, they become more resistant, ready to be delivered intact to the recipient. Invest in good ropes and a good set of adhesive tapes to protect your products very well.
Explore the benefits of technology
The technology brings countless facilities to the routine of those who need to deal with transporting fragile cargo since it allows real-time monitoring of transport.
And, without a doubt, real-time monitoring brings great advantages to the sector, especially in an aspect as important as security. Fragile loads are often objects of high added value and, therefore, the owners must be able to accompany the transport, from the origin to the destination, making sure that the material will arrive safely, without delays or accidents.
Work with those who understand the subject
The transport of fragile cargo is a serious issue and deserves special attention from entrepreneurs. The safest way is to hire professionals with expertise in the subject, who will carry out all stages of the process with knowledge and, above all, respect for the specific characteristics of the cargo.
Before making a contract, search the market for a renowned company that can take over and automates your company’s transportation processes, with professionalism and care. Have no doubts, it makes all the difference in the results of your business.
Now that you know the specifics and care needed in the transport of fragile cargo, it is in your hands to adapt your company’s processes, always looking for the best results.