Road Freight Today | Skankane Transport
23 July 2015
23 July 2015,

Trucks are the only way to reach most factories, stores, restaurants and homes. They carry everything, from TVs and computers to clothes, medicine, children’s toys, food and construction materials – all along the production chain, to local stores and doorsteps.

Key facts and figures:

  • Road transport today carries on average more than 90% of goods in value and more than 80% in inland freight volume.
  • Road transport carries more than 6,000 billion tonne-kilometres of goods per year in the EU, USA, CIS, China and Japan alone!
  • In modern economies, 85% of road freight tonnage is carried over distances of 150 km or less, for which there is no economically viable alternative, and less than 1% is carried over 1,000 km.
  • Road freight transport is a major job creator. It provides jobs to 6.5 million people in the EU and to nearly 9 million in the USA and nearly 453,000 in South Africa. Many others earn their living in trucking- related industries, such as truck manufacturing, repairs, retail, leasing, insurance, public utility, construction, service, mining or agriculture.
  • Every item on every store shelf, in every office or in every home has, at one point of its production or distribution, been on a truck.
  • Finally, every other transport mode and almost every business need, at some point, road transport services to operate efficiently.

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Road Freight Today

Full loads VS share loads | partial loads

Although the need for full loads will always be there due to the nature of the cargo transported, the benefit of transporting smaller amounts of cargo is also available. Think of it as a “bulk courier”. Not many transporters deliver this service due to the following reasons:

  • It can be time consuming
  • It is not cost effective if done incorrectely
  • The rate per pickup is not that high
  • “TONS” of administration can become a nightmare

However when you come across a company that has made it their mission to simplify the process you will reap the following benefits:

  • Smaller loads from 200kg are possible
  • 24 hour turn around time
  • Financial benefit: The rate you pay is only a fraction of what you would have paid when booking a Superlink for the delivery of the same weight.

Being a share load you share the truck with other customers. That means that there are between 3-10 delivery points which means that delivery will take place during the course of the next business day on a set route unless you have made prior arrangements.

Skankane Transport was established in 2004 out of the need for a shareload service provider in the Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. After 10 years ,with a solid customer base and expanding rapidly, the shareload concept is still the main focus of the company but by customer’s demand the company also offers the following services:

  • Full | Dedicated loads
  • Crossborder loads to Swaziland
  • Countrywide delivery through a reliable network of sub contractors.

For FAST AND EFFICIENT service contact the Skankane Transport Team @ 013-741-1378 or visit our website.

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