Siam Shipping – LTL service provider in thailand
Sometimes your cargo is not big enough to fill an entire cargo of truck but that it is too heavy for a parcel, so we offer less-than-truckload (LTL). Siam Shipping offers you this type of service (LTL), but with a big advantage, to be delivered by our own network, a Thai carrier whose reliability has been proven since 2008. We offer you an economical way to ship goods in palletization or in bulk at regional or national level.
Reliable LTL Shipping
Shipping by LTL is essential for daily trading. It is also a very important way of transporting raw materials for manufacturers, construction sites and offices throughout the country in order to continue to do business. Having an efficient operator, which brings flexibility and visibility during shipments is therefore very important
We have a variety of tools to track, direct, and accelerate all stages of a sending process, from proactive monitoring to customized reports. Our strength: we combine an innovative transport network with a process of quality improvement. One can also claim the fact that more than 95% of our shipments evolve without complaints.
Enhanced Less-Than-Truckload Shipping Services
Some details of an expedition may change, even when it comes to something being shipped repeatedly. Several service solutions are available to you, such as accelerated transit, final shipment, warehousing or final delivery for a customized solution that meets any cargo requirement.
Some basics details about LTL
Most of the time, Siam-Shipping makes shipments categorized into Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipments. In order to allow shippers to make the best decisions in their business, we help them on every possible mode for sending their freight. We seek to empower the reader, the client and the sender. Thus, with more knowledge, it will help us to better manage the resources needed to handle the transport from departure to arrival by avoiding every kind of issues.
What is LTL Shipping?
LTL is an abbreviation, the first letter of three words : Less-Than-Truckload. This means that the shipment does not require a full foot trailer. Many operators offer this service, and like their counterparts in full truck transportation, LTL carriers have specialties of their services. There are services such as elevators and residential pick-ups and deliveries.
Several different way of transport exist to transport goods: air, rail, water and road. In Thailand, the cost of moving goods by truck is relatively low and offers you great flexibility. Rail transport depends on the railway schedule, so it does not offer the ease that trucking can offer. The two most frequent types of freight transport in Thailand are Full Truckload (FTL) and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL). The FTL moves full containers or trucks from a designed departure & arrival location. The LTL transporter groups the goods of several customers on a single truck. The LTL carrier solution will be more competitive for a customer than the solution offered by a carrier using the FTL method.
What are the Characteristics of a LTL Shipping Carrier?
LTL conveyor trailers are typically van trailers, they can be opened or closed. Temperature-controlled trailers are used by some refrigerated LTL conveyors as we can provide at Siam Shipping. Roll up doors in the back of the truck to access the back of the truck has become quite common these days for carriers. The trailer’s entrance will therefore be a little smaller than a trailer with swinging doors. The pup trailers are used by most carriers, so they can carry two trailers in tandem. But the LTL carrier never take trailers that do not match with a pup trailer.
The pick-up and delivery trucks that cross the city usually have every kind of size regarding the foot trailers. On the highway, we can also see many carriers rotating with two tandem trailers. The freight has already been sorted for the destination, which allows this process to be more easily deposited at the various coordination terminals throughout the country. City drivers are using local day cabs as they are not equipped with sleeper births. This makes maneuverability easier because trucks are smaller. These drivers will also have a pallet grip in their trailers so they can unload the cargo on their trailers. To be picked up and delivered in the most efficient way possible carriers have terminals strategically placed in the city. The faster the distribution, the more freight destined to be in the same zone.
How do LTL Shipping Rates Work?
What will determine the price of LTL freight will be: the postal code, the weight, the departure and arrival address (in the transportation industry this is commonly referred to as the “lane”). It will also depend on all the additional services requested by the sender. There is the possibility of discounts from carriers for the freight they wish to secure for the companies. This reduction is negotiated with the carrier and the FAK (Freight of All Kinds), thus reducing the cost of shipments in addition to reduced fares. It is also noted that essential shippers or their outsourced third-party logistics provider work closely with carriers to analyze older freight forwarding data. Thanks to this they will be able to better address the LTL carriers to obtain the best prices for the specific needs of the customer. The negotiation will thus be more productive and will create a win / win exchange. The sender will be able to save more money on his LTL shipping costs.
The cost of fuel must also be taken into account during the LTL shipment. These cost supplements associated with shipping track were added on the cost of online transportation. The fuel cost reflects the national average diesel price, it is upgraded weekly. Airfreight to increase, this is due to rising fuel costs because the shipper need is lower since they are buying less. The company will therefore seek to optimize the cost of its journeys. That is to say, it will really try to fill up its trailer as much as possible. So if only half of the space is filled by a command it will seek to fill the other part to ship it at lower cost.The important factors in LTL transport are: Distance from departure to arrival, the weight of the goods, the classification of the freight and manutention needs.
We invite you to have a look on this video to understand clearly what is an LTL Job.
Save money for your delivery by road freight
This is the same concept as the LCL in sea freight, but this time for road transport. When shipping goods by truck, the truck may not fill the entire vehicle. In this case, your goods are stored with other goods to be transported to the same destination.
This saves money, especially by avoiding renting a container or an entire truck for a few goods. Thus, the grouped goods are shipped to one and the same destination, before being distributed to their individual destination.
Siam Shipping has a large network of companies specializing in road freight. In this way, we can carry out shipments of this type almost weekly. First, we must find other shippers that do not require a full truck, and want to send their goods to the same area.
Thanks to this network, we can afford to choose for you the carrier most able to carry out this operation. We find you most suited to your budget and your constraints. Each of your merchandise will be numbered with a unique number, which will enable you to trace it in real time to assure you the greatest serenity.
To ensure the highest level of security for your property, Siam Shipping guarantees to inform you immediately in case of delay or interruption of road traffic, unforeseen events (weather, events). We are in constant contact with our truck drivers, who keep us informed of every step of the journey. Finally, trucks are continuously monitored by GPS.
To know more about freight insurance you:
Siam Shipping provide insurance service through SiamCare offer
We also ensure all the packaging, so that your goods do not encounter others likely to crush them. This provides additional security for your shipping.