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What is passing cargo transportation
It is no secret that transportation costs have a significant impact on the cost of goods and services. In the competition for the consumer, every businessman seeks to reduce the cost of their products, and sometimes it turns out that this can only be done through transportation. One of the most popular ways to save on transport are passing transportation. What is this?
Quite a long time when ordering any transport services had to pay the so-called "round trip", that is, a trip to this destination and back again, which is almost two times increased the cost of delivery. It is easy to understand such charging, because the driver also spends fuel and working hours on the way back. Someone has to pay for it all.
It is because of customer dissatisfaction and increased competition in the market that the idea of delivering associated cargo arose. For example, a car goes from point A to point B with cargo. Back he should go empty. But what if you find a company that needs to transport goods from point B to point A. Because the car will still go, so why not give a passing load. This transaction is beneficial to all: the carrier covers the cost of the return trip and earns little, and the customer saves on delivery. In addition, knowing in advance that on the way back will be carried out passing cargo delivery, the owner of transport can provide a significant discount to the customer "direct" flight. This makes his offer more competitive and attracts customers.
On a passing delivery you can save up to 50% of the cost of transportation. It is not surprising that there were companies that simply coordinate the work of different carriers, that is, "reduce" the customer and the contractor, charging a fee for it.
It should be noted that the delivery of goods "on the way back" is not the only way of passing traffic. Quite often it is necessary to deliver cargo that does not occupy the entire volume of the car or leaves a "free" load capacity. For example, in the flight sent a car carrying metal ingots. They occupy 95% of the load capacity, but only 10% of the volume. So why not add to the body of bales of cotton, which will occupy the entire free volume, but account for only 2% of the load capacity. Or, on the contrary, in a car with a light but bulky cargo, you can easily put something small but heavy.
In addition, not always the car goes on the road filled with 100%. Often, the weight and volume of cargo is only 60-70% of the capabilities of the machine. In this case, the associated delivery of goods is also possible.