November 28th, 2023
How You Can Reduce Transport Costs By Using Pallet Cages.
Labour costs, distance, fuel prices, mode of transportation, demand, and supply are some factors influencing transport costs.
As a businessman, you ought to know how to utilize these elements to minimize expenses while ensuring your orders are fulfilled on time.
So, how do you do it?
Well, consider the areas under transportation that are often overlooked: Packaging during transit. The organization of your goods greatly influences transport costs for your business.
We’re here to help you understand how to find cost-effective solutions using pallet cages during goods transport.
What Are Pallet Cages?
A pallet cage is basically a metal box used for storage and transportation.
Otherwise known as stillages, businesses and transport companies use these steel pallets to safeguard fragile goods in warehouses or during transport. They’re usually designed with four legs/stands, cupped feet, a solid base, and enclosed sides made from robust steel mesh.
How Do They Reduce Transport Costs?
The following are ways in which pallet cages can cut down transport costs.:
Save on Space
When you’re shipping out orders using truck trailers or any other vehicle, loading your inventory without proper formation/organization leads to fitting less amount of goods. This forces companies to use more trucks to carry the remaining boxes.
As a solution, pallet shipping can help you maximize artic trailer transport efficiency by reorganizing your goods to fit limited spaces and reducing transport costs. Using stackable pallet cages increases the number of goods carried by one truck, saving more space and reducing fuel costs that come with multiple vehicles.
Reducing Offloading Costs
Offloading boxes and large packaging from trucks doesn’t come cheap.
While manual labour might seem more affordable than machines, they consume a lot of time, increasing the costs per hour. Also, offloading heavy and fragile packages using manpower is a gamble because any opportunity for human error can lead to massive losses. Using machines isn’t inexpensive because while they save time and increase your products’ safety, they have operational costs. Poorly placed packages may delay offloading activities and fragile goods. Similarly, machines can also make mistakes that lead to accidents.
Using stillages like our 4-sided roll cage, you can easily offload packages fast to save on labour costs. We also have specially designed cages suitable for road haulage, significantly reducing offloading and fuel expenses.
Accidents can still occur even if you hire the best drivers for your transit company. These unfortunate incidents are mostly random events caused by unforeseen elements like sudden mechanical failure, pedestrians, and drivers under the influence, among other factors.
Your safest option would be to use the right tools to safeguard the goods in transit. Our wide range of pallet retention units is designed with strong steel mesh that provides maximum protection for your goods. These cages hold your fragile packages in place to keep them from tossing and turning on rough and bumpy roads.
You can find custom-made cages that suit the type of goods you handle to keep the losses on the road minimum and save you a lot of money on refunds and insurance premiums. When your customers are guaranteed safe transport for their goods, the demand for your services will skyrocket while your transport expenses remain low.
Accommodate a Wide Variety of Goods
Goods in transit come in many different shapes, sizes, and packaging, and organizing different-sized goods onto a truck can be difficult, especially if you have limited space. You might even need more than one vehicle to hold boxes that could’ve otherwise fit in one truck just because you lack the proper tools. Other people would also make more than one trip to ensure all the goods are delivered, which increases fuel costs in the long run.
Using customized pallet cages, you can hold different-sized goods in one box and save more space for other packages. Such cages minimize the need for multiple trips during transit, saving on fuel and maintenance costs for the vehicle.
Require Little Maintenance
Racks and portable shelves for transport can easily get damaged on a bumpy ride. Plastic cages can also dent, requiring regular maintenance or replacement to keep them in shape. The wrong transport tool might also increase the chances of damage to your goods in transit during harsh weather conditions.
Our stillages are made of steel, which takes decades to degrade and doesn’t easily break unless under extreme pressure. Since your pallet cages would always be kept indoors or inside vehicles, they won’t be exposed to most environmental conditions, making them more durable than other options. Similarly, maintenance costs are low because, with proper storage, you might only need to grease the movable parts, especially in roll cages.
Why Trust Us
We are a full-service company that strives to provide innovative solutions for all your storage and transport needs. Our cages and stillages are made from the finest quality material to provide your business with a wide range of quality pallets, including:
- Cash & Carry Trolleys
- E-Commerce Order Picking Roll Cages
- Furniture Cages
- Shopping Trolleys
- Warehouse & Stock Trolleys
- Combi Trolley & 2-Sided Roll Cage
- 3 Sided Roll Cage
- 4 Sided Roll Cage
- Jumbo Cages
- Security Roll Cage
- Milk Roll Cage
- Collapsible Cages
- Retention Units
- Box And Cage Pallets
- Post Pallets And Stillages
- Nestable Plastic Pallets
- Plastic Boxes
- Accessories And Options
- Roll Cage Trolleys
We also offer customization services for a wide range of industries, including:
- Food Distribution
- 3pl And Logistics Operators
- Food Service Organisations
- Hospitality And Events
- Manufacturing Organisations
- Postal And Courier Services
Boost Your Transport Efficiency Today
While you might want to save on transport costs by ignoring storage and transport tools, you might increase expenses due to damage losses and limited space. The minor investments can save you a truckload of money, especially when it comes to moving customer orders to their desired locations. You can never be too safe with your goods on the road, so contact us today to learn how we can customize our services for your business.