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Keep Rolling: 5 Tips to Streamline Your Roll-On/Roll-Off Shipping

Keep Rolling: 5 Tips to Streamline Your Roll-On/Roll-Off Shipping.Transportfolio

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Although they typically serve very specific types of freight, roll-on/roll-off carriers are an important part of the global carrier mix. For those of you whose freight doesn’t fit the bill, roll-on/roll-off refers to highly specialized vessels that primarily carry rolling cargo. Freight can be self-propelled, such as a car, a truck, forklifts, trailers, or cranes, or towed on, like flatbed trailers or rolling pallets, but never lifted on by crane.

Roll-on/roll-off carriers offer a customized, safe, and secure option to move freight. But there are some key rules to make the shipping process smooth from beginning to end. The following are five things I urge my customers to consider when working with roll-on/roll-off carriers.

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Like all global shipments, careful coordination and communication are imperative to a successful, designed solution with roll-on/roll-off carriers. An experienced third party logistics provider (3PL) can help make the complex series of decisions involved easier when working with roll-on/roll-off carriers.

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