Time Is Money

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics, Warehousing, Trucking

“Remember that time is money.” Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, wrote in a book in 1748. Surprisingly, the phrase still applies nowadays. This also perfectly described the situation facing when it comes to container drayage.

With the arising import volume, the time involving the container drayage has become longer and complicated as the shipping countries have significantly widened.  The process of drayage is increasingly difficult, but of course, there are occasionally some other components causing delays which add more expenses and time to your total transportation cost.

Making time is making money, then what are some ways you can avoid extra chargeback and keep your drayage cost at a sustainable range?

  • Find a professional drayage service provider. A good drayage provider can save you some money along the process.
  • Address the anticipation of flexible capacity. Emergency requests always come at costs. You can communicate with your drayage partner prior to foresee any possible outcome to avoid delay.
  • Prepare the requested document organized and ahead. The incomplete or incorrect document is one of the reasons causing a delay.
  • Pre-arrange the container drop-off location when it leaves the ports. The right drayage provider can arrange a short trip off the terminal and quick drop off. That way it can save on trucking costs until you figure out where the container goes.

The key is to find an experience drayage company that has more flexibility and experience. 18 Wheels Logistics has an absolutely amazing team that deals with all aspects of drayage requests. We are specialized in truckingdrayagewarehousing, and copacking. Let us know how we can help you cope with the logistics needs smoothly and swiftly.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.