What is the Best Solution for Oversized Shipments?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
What is the Best Solution for Oversized Shipments?

Shipping products is one of the most important aspects of operating a business. It is a critical aspect that allows companies to keep costs down and profit margins up. For most businesses, shipping is an ongoing, daily process that enables products to reach customers in a timely manner.

Without their own fleet of transportation, many businesses rely on third-party transportation companies to deliver packages of all sizes. But for those delivering large and odd-sized goods, what is the best solution for oversized shipments?

Oversized and odd-sized goods are more difficult to transport than typical shipments. Large objects or items of an irregular shape can be extremely cumbersome to move using traditional means of transportation. However, there are some ways to get around this.

Create Multiple Packages

When shipping oversized items, companies will often separate the item into multiple pieces. While this may increase the cost of each package, it also guarantees safe delivery of your package. A large table, for example, can be dissembled and packaged in smaller boxes.

By packaging your product in smaller boxes, you can ensure there is minimal damage when it reaches its final destination.

Find a Capable 3PL Provider

A freight forwarder will help you transport your oversized goods while keeping costs and the risk of damage at a minimum.

At 18 Wheels Logistics, we are more than capable of transporting oversized shipments effectively. Our extensive fleet of trucks provides us with the necessary means to move any product.

We have a wide network of warehouses across Canada and can ensure the oversized product is handled carefully at all stages of the process. Our top-of-the-line facilities include large warehouses, co-packing areas, refrigerated warehouses, trucking services, cross-docking, and much more.

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.

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.