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There's hot shot truck driving, which generally consists of delivering time-critical items over relatively short distances of 50-100 miles. And then there's long haul trucking, which is essentially the exact opposite, consisting of drivers transporting products, items or goods hundreds or perhaps even several thousands of miles across the country to their destination.

There are several characteristics that help long haul trucking stand out from other express freight options.

For instance, drivers may operate flatbed rigs or semi-trucks full of product, which can range in variety. Long haul truck drivers are largely responsible for the load that they're transporting, regularly inspecting it before and during their journey to ensure that the product is secure and won't shift or move around easily.

On this page, we'll further discuss the benefits of long haul trucking compared to other methods of transportation, what to look for when hiring a long haul truck driver for your next shipment and why our company is quickly become one of the preferred long haul trucking providers in North America. Read on for more about what we can do for you and how we can do it for you.

Benefits of Long Haul Trucking

Long Haul Trucking

Like we said in the beginning, long haul trucking is an ideal expedited shipping process for large quantities of goods or items. Trucks travel hundreds or thousands of miles across the country to move goods from origin to their destination.

And this process alone helps describe one of the biggest benefits of long haul trucking — transportation of many items at once.

Unlike same day freight, air freight, expedited freight, hot shot freight or other expedited service providers, long haul trucking is a ground delivery service that delivers many of the same items.

It's an option where there's a desire for items to arrive to their destination within a time frame of just days.

Here's a look at some of the other benefits that can be realized with long haul trucking:

  • Safety: Long haul truck drivers are required to make regular stops to take a break from driving, per rules and regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation. This allows drivers to operate much safer than other methods of transportation where drivers either refrain from making stops or take shorter break periods to move product faster. Long haul truckers are required to complete paperwork reflecting any stops, breakdowns or other issues throughout their journey, so there's a paper trail documenting every step.
  • Inspection: Long haul truckers always check the product they're delivering to make sure it's secure and won't shift or damage during transportation. They also inspect the truck to ensure that it's been serviced properly before beginning their drive and that it's in good condition. This is something that many expedited services won't bother doing, especially when time is of the essence, however it helps play into the overall safety of long haul trucking in general. Part of the routine safety inspection also includes ensuring that there's a working fire extinguisher and flares on board in the event of an emergency.

What to Look for in a Long Haul Trucking Provider

Long Haul Trucking Provider

Not all long haul trucking companies are created equal, so it's important to do your homework when it comes to selecting the right provider.

Here's a look at some of the things you want to be on the lookout for, and some of the areas that we excel in.

With an expansive network of operators and partners, we excel in moving items thousands of miles across North America from their origin to their destination and look forward to partnering with you on your next shipment.

Our advantages include:

  • Experience and professionalism: Credibility is everything for a company when it comes to any offered service, let alone long haul trucking. That's where we come in. Not only are all of our drivers qualified, but they're also experienced experts in what they do and how they do it. That's an intangible that you can't overlook when you're searching for a long haul trucking provider to transport goods where they need to go.
  • One point of contact: If you need to reach someone for a question about your shipment, will you be able to reach someone quickly that can help you? Or will you have to leave a message or get the runaround between several different people before your question is addressed? We're pleased to place all of our clients with a single point of contact for fast, easy communication should any questions or issues arise before, during and after a delivery. What's more is that our contacts are available at all hours of the day, every day of the week, 365 days a year. We understand how important it is to reach someone when there's a question or issue with a delivery — and we're always happy to help.
  • Logistics backed: Truck drivers shouldn't be looking at maps of the fastest routes from origin to destination any longer. No, those days are long gone. Instead, any good trucking company should be anchored by a comprehensive logistics solution that helps truck drivers make educated decisions on routes and also helps customers track where shipments are in their journey. A good logistics platform can also play into the safety aspect of truck driving as well as provide more transparency between the trucking company and the customer. And in the event of a breakdown, a logistics platform will connect others in the trucking network for faster access to a solution.
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For more information on our long haul trucking services and to learn why we've quickly become North American's preferred long haul trucking provider, contact us today.

Contact us today to learn more about long haul trucking and what our dedicated carrier can do for you. With dedicated solutions to meet any trucking or delivery need, we have what it takes to move your product from the point of origin to its final destination in a safe and effective manner.

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