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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.