Freight transfer is the physical act of shipping goods and commodities and also freight management. The word shipping in American English originally meant transport by land but later on, it was extended to mean transport either by sea or air. In its broadest sense, freight transfer refers to the arrangement by which goods are transported between their origin and destination. This can take place in a number of ways such as on land, over sea or air. The transport industry is one of the largest global markets with millions of customers worldwide.
To help in the freight transfer, there are various transportation modes such as air freight, road freight and rail freight. These modes of transportation to facilitate the safe delivery of the goods and help in saving time and money. However, some of these modes of transportation are quite expensive such as air freight and road freight. Therefore, to save costs, some businesses also arrange for freight transfer on trains. These trains are fitted with certain equipment such as trucks and special engine powered trains that help in the safe and timely transport of the goods.
One of the main advantages of using this mode of transport is that it helps in saving on time and money. There are various trucking companies across the US, which arrange for the shipment of freight from one point to another by using trucks and special trucks fitted with intermodal tanks to hold liquid bulk and gases such as propane and natural gas. These trucks are known as shippers and the shipper is responsible for managing the inventory, collecting the delivery and discharging the same at the final destination. The major benefit of using trucks and shippers is that these allow for intermodal transport of perishable goods, bulky and irregularly shaped loads and to move goods which are sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and weather conditions.