Read This Before Option For Road Transport Services

by Tanya Mehra Packers and Movers

Roads are one of the oldest forms of transportation in the world. Before the existence of waterways, rails and airways, people have been depending on roads to transport goods and the general public from one place to another. Even now, centuries later, roads play an important role in the economy.

Road transportation is an essential service to keep the supply chain running. They allow a company to penetrate every nook and corner of a place and deliver products to those who demand them. Therefore, it is an integral part of logistics services. 

However, like every transport service, road transport has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. So let’s have a brief look at them below. 

Disadvantages of Road Transportation Services 

Prone To Accidents: Roads are prone to accidents like any mode of transport. It is quite easy to crash on roads especially in the unsteady and underdeveloped roads of India. There have been times when drivers have crashed or died from road accidents, making the transport dangerous in certain locations of India.

Slow: One reason why people don’t prefer roads is due to its speed. It’s great for short distances, however if you are in an urgent situation and have to transport large amounts of goods at once then trucks won’t be of any help. 

Only Domestic: Roads are majorly used for interstate or intercity transport as they provide door to door services. Therefore theta are only limited in their coverage. 

Fuel Prices: Road transport is directly affected with a rise or decline in fuel prices. High prices lead them to be more costly while low prices can also hamper the economic chain by rising competition. Finding balance is difficult for logistics service providers in this condition. 

Driving Conditions: Most drivers in India don’t get the benefits they are liable to receive. They drive in bad and unhygienic condition with no proper pit stops. This reduces motivation and can affect timely deliveries along with low job satisfaction.

Now that we have the disadvantages out of the way, it’s time to look at the benefits of road transportation services. 

Advantages of Road Transportation Services

Penetration: As mentioned above, roads can penetrate markets that other modes of transport cannot. They can deliver goods door to door. India has a great network of roads from Ladakh to Assam to the South. These roads have great connectivity and allow smooth operations. 

Cost Effective: Road transport provides value for money. It is one of the cheapest forms of transport available. It is not just cost effective but the low budget allows logistics services to earn profit too. The only charges one can expect from roads are taxes, fuel prices and maintenance, however, these don’t compare much as you may have to pay triple the price for other modes. 

Low Damage: Damage through roads is less as goods are safely packed in containers and professional drivers know how to carry them without any harm. In addition to this, you can deploy supervisors and managers to keep an eye on goods for damage and prevent it beforehand. 

It Is Essential: Using roads is imperative. Even if you used roads or waterways, you will need road transport to forward freight to their respective destinations. 

Fit For All Transport: There are various kinds of trucks available for all kinds of transport. Logistics service providers also use ODC trucks for challenging goods. Similarly, normal or large trucks can be used for construction goods and other necessities like oil, FMCG goods etc. 

Final Thoughts

Like any mode of transport, there are bound to be good and bad things. Logistics companies and manufacturers should try to understand how they can make the best use out of this transportation method and leverage it whenever they can. 

In this regard, Mega Freight Movers provide all sorts of logistics services through road transport. You can get in touch with them anytime for inquiries.  

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