Have you ever seen a four year old boy in front of the toy car aisle in a store? If you haven’t had the pleasure 🙄, I’ll set the scene for you. There are no less than 30 different types of die cast vehicles to sort through. There is a small child pulling every one of them off the shelf for closer inspection. Somewhere close by is a parent or guardian who is looking at their watch and repeatedly saying, “ok, you have one more minute to make a choice!” But with monster trucks and race cars, wheel size and pinstripes, paint color and ground clearance to take into consideration, that kid could be there all day.
The moral of this story: Even a four year old knows that the right vehicle makes all the difference.
Deliveries in DFW vary by location, distance, and item out for delivery. There could be one envelope on a rush order across town or 15 pallets on their way to Florida. Add onto that special instructions and sensitive handling, and you have yourself an exponential number of possible delivery scenarios. With so many different plans, it makes sense that there is no one-size-fits-all vehicle to accommodate.
Knowing the right vehicle for your deliveries in DFW makes all the difference when you’re aiming for success. But what if you don’t know the right vehicle? You know what you need transported, but you just don’t know how to get it there.
Consulting an expert is the best way to make this decision. Let’s hope you have an experienced team of professionals with a variety of fleet at their disposal and the drivers available to get behind the wheel. (Of course, if you’re dealing with Dallas Courier you do.) Those professionals will evaluate your delivery based on the following criteria:
Size and Number of Items
Oversized, heavy, or a large number items are going to require a larger vehicle. To move your items safely on the road, vehicles are subject federals laws regarding maximum gross weight. More axles mean a higher weight limit.
Larger vehicles also generally come with an equipped lift. For the safety of the drivers and the items out for transport, the lift moves items into the cargo portion of the truck with less effort and less error. Lift-equipped trucks are a “win” all around.
Of course, if you’re transporting fewer, smaller, or lighter items, a truck would be an unnecessary added expense. Items that can move in smaller vehicles like cars or vans should do so. It’s economically and environmentally conscious. Not to mention, these smaller vehicles can navigate residential roads, parking garages and other infrastructures that are not as easily handled by larger vehicles.
Expediency of Delivery
One of the greatest factors in determining the type of vehicle necessary for your deliveries in DFW is how fast you need your items to get there. Same day delivery options include super rush (minute deliveries), one hour, two hour, three hour, and four hour deliveries. More economical options exist, as well, that move your items in the same day, but not in such a short window of time.
Generally speaking, when items need to move very quickly, a van or car is the best option. They’re easier to load, easier to navigate, and easier to park for a speedy pick up and drop off. Of course, oversized or heavy items can still be accommodated with a super rush straight truck service.
Items that have less of a time crunch can be consolidated with like-deliveries in a larger vehicle. Additionally, scheduled routes that involve a number of stops along a predetermined route will likely move in a larger truck, as well.
Special Handling Instructions
Lastly, special handling instructions will determine exactly which vehicle is best for the different deliveries in DFW that come about. Sensitive items might need a smaller dedicated vehicle. Items may require strict temperature control that can only be provided in a refrigerated van or truck. Healthcare items need to move with a HIPAA certified courier in a vehicle that is equipped with HazMat spill kits. Other customer requests may affect the vehicle type, as well.
To sum it all up, different deliveries in DFW require different vehicles. The best way to determine the vehicle you need is to talk it over with an expert. Thankfully, you have a live expert available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when you call Dallas Courier at 972.680.8000. We’re here to bounce ideas off of and come up with a unique plan of action that suits your business’ specific needs.
Dallas Courier has the right vehicle and the right team for all your DFW deliveries.