Road vs Air Freight
Luckily in this day and age we have a number of options to choose from when it comes to transporting goods from one place to another.
While air freight is naturally ideal for overseas shipments (there is sea freight as long as you’re willing to wait longer), road freight is a more logical option when it comes to more localised freight.
The immediate benefit of an approach like this is cost. Relying too heavily on air freight – say having it shipped from NSW to QLD via air instead of road – results in higher costs for you. This is because of the simple fact that running and maintaining and aeroplane costs much more than running and maintaining a freight truck.
It’s an obvious fact that air freight can only deliver to certain points such as airports. Road freight is much more flexible and you can have the goods delivered to your location providing you have an acceptable drop-off point.
Additionally, a professional logistics company can ensure the safe delivery of your goods and usually have cover plans for any damage.
Yes, having your goods delivered to you from interstate may be quicker via air freight, but road freight has improved significantly over the years in terms of delivery times and mapping out the best routes.
So unless you’re rushing, road freight is a much better option. The goods will still be delivered to you in a timely manner, just for less expense.
If you want to know more about how you can save money by taking advantage of road freight services, call us on (07) 3396 8833.