What is Drayage Logistics?
In the United States, logistics and transportation is a highly competitive industry, representing 8.5 percent of annual gross domestic product. Within the logistics industry, drayage refers to the transportation of freight over short distances, during one work shift within the same geographical area. Reasons why you may need to use this type of service include:
- If you are delivering a shipment to a shopping mall or area where the street address does not permit direct delivery. In this case, you can have the receiver collect the shipment at a nearby drayage area or loading dock.
- If you are delivering materials to a trade show. You may need to transport equipment, display and booths from a loading dock to the trade show floor.
According to IANA, there are a number of different forms of drayage service. These include:
- Cross-town drayage—the transportation of a shipment for a short distance within a local geographical region.
- Door-to-door Drayage—the transportation of a shipment via road to the client’s location.
- Expedited Drayage—rapid transport of time sensitive freight via road.
- Intra-Carrier Drayage—transportation from a carrier’s rail hub to the same carrier’s intermodal hub.
- Pier Drayage—transportation of freight from a rail hub to a dock.
- Shuttle drayage—movement of a unit from a hub to parking lot when there is insufficient space at the hub.
Here at Bonded Service we have been providing public warehousing, contract warehousing, order fulfillment, transportation and inventory management services since 1931. We are proud of the fact that we were one of Atlanta’s first logistics companies. We are committed to offering state-of-the-art facilities and services. We operate over 1 million square feet all over the greater Atlanta area and now have two new facilities in the Savannah area designed to meet demands of our clients needing close proximity to the Port of Savannah.