Power Only Trucking

Power only transport services in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico

You might have assumed that a truck and trailer always come as a package when you source truckload capacity. Although trucks and trailers typically do come as a set, there are times when your company needs a power-only solution. Power-only carriers consist of only a driver and a tractor (a power unit) transporting your purchased or leased trailers. Power-only capacity is just one of the many innovative logistical solutions that Titan Worldwide offers to its customers.

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Dave Marlar
Dave Marlar
2022-09-20
I have used Titan several times to transport semi-trucks and trailers across the country. I have worked specifically with Meaghan Mock and she is amazing. She asks all the right questions and is cool, calm, and collected. She is also very quick to respond to any questions or situations during the transport of the equipment.
Dan Kirk
Dan Kirk
2022-09-19
Very Fast and professional work. Takes care of our high end clientele.
Cameron Hendricks
Cameron Hendricks
2022-09-16
I used Titan Worldwide to hotshot a forklift from South Dakota to Wyoming and was very happy with their service. The pickup and delivery went smoothly, with no issues or hiccups. Our branch received their forklift within a day. The whole process was fast and easy, from the price quote to offloading. Big thanks to Ashley Hawkins. A+ service and professionalism.
Eric Ammerman
Eric Ammerman
2022-09-16
Titan has been a great partner for all of my vehicle transport needs. Fast quotes, excellent communication, and competitive prices. I will always email Titan first! Meagan is always fast to respond and extremely helpful!
Jeffery Wasserman
Jeffery Wasserman
2022-09-09
Great to work with, show up on time, know their business.
Andrew Ahlgren
Andrew Ahlgren
2022-09-08
I work for a major insurance company, and Titan Worldwide has been our primary long haul provider for over 5 years. They continue to offer unrivaled customer service and reasonable pricing. Titan is capable of handling the most complex of jobs with expert precision. Meagan, in particular, has been wonderful. She is always available to provide bids, and does an excellent job of keeping us informed throughout the transporting process. I would highly recommend Titan to anyone in need of long distance vehicle hauling.
Erin Rose
Erin Rose
2022-09-07
Titan is very communicative and great to work with. Providing the most affordable pricing to their customers and diverse in what they handle as far as heavy equipment freight goes. They're not scared to take on some new projects and get stuff done. Some of my favorite people to work with. If you don't work with em change that.
Amir Z.
Amir Z.
2021-12-20
I have had nothing but absolutely positive experience working with Meagan and the team at Titan Worldwide. Meagan was very receptive to my schedule changes and was fast to respond back and coordinate the new alternatives. We will definitely work with them again for our freight needs.
Emma Casteel
Emma Casteel
2021-12-06
Very smooth transaction. Megan was super helpful. Pick and delivery was flawless.
Randles Cheese LLC
Randles Cheese LLC
2021-11-17
Titan brought us a truck we bought from California. Everything went smoothly and everyone was very nice and professional. Highly recommended!

Our Power Only Transport Services & Capabilities

Titan can combine power-only trucking with leased or purchased trailers, but either way, the power-only load offers the benefits of versatility, flexibility, and scalability. Power-only trucks can hook up with various types of trailers, allowing us to help you correct network imbalances, position trailers in advance, tear down after an event, and adjust to seasonal volume increases. Here is how we can help you:

Drop trailers for later loading

Drop trailer services allow a driver to leave a trailer at the facility for unloading or loading at the receiver’s convenience and to pick up previously loaded trailers at a scheduled time. Since live loading is not always feasible, drop trailers are a great solution for preventing long wait times for a driver and easing the issue of understaffed warehouse workers.

The term trailer pool, or drop pool, refers to a group of drop trailers left at the same facility. These facilities often have several trailer pools with each carrier to maintain them.

Drop and Hook

A competent, knowledgeable driver and logistics team with experience in excavator shipping can make loading and unloading a hassle-free process. Titan Worldwide also arranges for all escort vehicles and pilot cars for heavy haulers transporting oversize loads and heavy equipment. Our company has the breadth of expertise you can rely on for cost, schedule, and logistics.

Urgent Shipments

Power-only carriers provide a significant advantage when you have unexpected freight that nobody can haul. Our power-only trucks’ flexibility means your cargo should never sit without a power unit to move it to its destination.

Money Saving Transport

Using power-only on those special occasions saves money over hiring a driver and buying a tractor. It makes excellent business sense to use power-only trucking if you’ll only need someone for a few weeks or months out of a year.

Power only shipping has some unique factors that will end up affecting the price. It is important that you know these so that you can plan accordingly and make the most of your transportation budget. Additionally, you can partner with a third-party logistics (3PL) company that will be able to help you with any problem.

  • Deadhead distance – Deadhead in shipping is when the truck driver is driving without any load or fright attached. So, in power only it is how long the driver must travel in order to get to the pickup point and what kind of market they up delivering the trailer in, as a driver it’s better to be in a major hub looking for a load than the middle of nowhere.
  • Weight and size – These are the big two factors that will impact how much your shipment costs. Weight impacts fuel usage by the truck which is obviously a big factor when determining the price of shipping.

Types of Freight We Ship

Titan provides expert solutions to meet your Power Only Transportation needs

Contact us today to discuss how our power-only services can provide fast delivery and cost-effective solutions We listen well and work together to create a truly successful supply chain with no weak links.

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Companies We Serve

Power Only Trucking Across All 50 States

As a power-only trucking company with a top-notch reputation, we’ve grown a network with vast reach, giving you global access for all of your shipping needs. Our priority is working with you to ensure your success in a competitive global market.
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Power Only Shipping FAQ

What is Power-Only Trucking?

This service is an industry term that is used when an independent truck driver uses his truck tractor to transport your trailer that you have either leased or purchased from the manufacturer or auction.  Since more logistics companies move about three times the amount of trailers as tractors, there is usually a need for power-only shipping bc of the vast demand for trailer moves.  It is a great transport method for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

Will power-only loads always be cheaper?

No, they might not. Power-only shipping could be more expensive than regular truckload carriers, such as dry vans, over the same distance. It all depends on how far the driver must travel without freight.

Are there special requirements to become power-only carriers?

Any carrier may become a power-only carrier. If a trucking company supplies shippers with a truck and driver–but no trailer–they act in a power-only capacity.

Should I hire several drivers to transport all my trailers simultaneously?

Hiring one driver to go back and forth all day will likely be more economical. Of course, that will depend somewhat on the deadhead distance.

What types of companies are candidates for power-only trucking?

Companies that ship open-deck and dry van commodities, own a private fleet of trailers, and have few trucks and drivers to haul them are prime candidates for power-only trucking. 

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