Trucking is a land-based freight service using a fleet of cars and trucks between cities and between islands where the goods to be sent are mixed together with other people's belongings to meet the needs of shipping goods that are cheaper and faster.
Along with the changing times, trucking is also often referred to as cargo shipping services via sea and air.
Not infrequently the Indonesian people call trucking as a company that has a large freight service between cities and between islands.
There are 6 types of Trucks Used in Logistics: 1. Semi Trailer Trucks 2.Tail Lift Trucks 3.Jumbo Trailer Trucks 4. Flatbed Trucks 5. Straight Trucks 6. Refrigerated Trucks.
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What are the advantages of trucking services?
The process of shipping goods with trucking services has many advantages and benefits that are more efficient and efficient because the price offered is much cheaper for goods that have large sizes and volumes.
Using trucking services, the sender will get the following advantages:
- Cheaper shipping prices.
- Able to send large items more than 30 kg.
- Accepts all types of shipments.
- Easy to monitor using a tracking system.
- Delivery between cities, outside the island to abroad.
Know the Types of Trucks
The truck is a type of transportation fleet that has a very diverse size with different types of bodies. The use of trucks is usually done to meet the needs of shipping goods in large quantities and sizes.
The different types of trucks are often a dilemma for customers who want to use truck rental services because they have to choose the type of truck that has a size that matches the goods to be shipped.
Then, what are the types of trucks?
The following is a brief and clear explanation of the types of trucks in Indonesia which can be distinguished by the number of axes, number of wheels, maximum size, and load / cubic capacity. However, before entering into the types of trucks, we first understand what is the axis of the truck and what is CBM.
Truck Axis : The use of axes in the world of trucks has the function of where the wheels are mounted. In public cars, there are only two axes. Whereas in trucks, there are not only two axes, and the more axles, the more wheels are installed.
Get to know the types of trucks
Knowing the capacity of goods transportation equipment will really help us when we want to send material using a vehicle transporting goods vehicles. Choosing the type of vehicle goods that fit the needs, of course, is very important, such as to send valuable items that are easily broken will be different types of vehicles with vehicles used to deliver mountain rocks. Similarly, the vehicle body capacity is one of the factors that must be considered when we want to use a vehicle to transport goods, for example, to transport goods that do not have to use jumbo-sized vehicles, other than that the road to be traveled is in terms of distance and road size to be a factor others must consider.
The following are truck specifications that should be known by consumers who use tracking services:
- Pick Up Trucks are small size trucks, widely used because they can get into the aisles and narrow streets, this type of truck is also commonly called by trademarks such as Suzuki carry, Daihatsu Grandmax, and Colt Cars (Mitsubishi Colt) Body size: Length : 2 - 3 mtr, Width: 1 - 1.8 mtr, Height: 1 - 1.8 mtr,
Load capacity: 1-2 tons, Volume range: 7 cubic
The container itself is not actually a fleet, but a container that is designed to be able to store large, flexible items that can be carried or sent wherever you wish.
In the world of truck fleet rental, containers cannot be separated from trailer trucks. Because actually, the container does not have wheels or machines, so anyone who will rent a container is recommended to rent it at the same time with the trailer fleet.
There are 3 types of containers based on size, namely 20 feet container, 40 feet container and high cube container. Meanwhile, according to its type, there are 2 containers, dry containers and reefer containers.
Each container size has its own function to transport different types of heavy goods.
- The Colt Diesel truck is the smallest size car in the automotive class of
truck- type goods transporters, many of which have rear tires added to make them six wheels, with additional rear tires up to one ton in capacity.
Body size: Length: 3-4 mtr, Width: 1-2 mtr, Height: 1.5 - 2 mtr,
Load capacity: 2 - 3.5 tons, Volume range: 14 cubic
- Fuso Engkel trucks are medium size trucks
Body size: Length; 6-7 mtr, width: 2.3 - 2.5 mtr, height: 2 - 2.5 mtr,
loading capacity 7-15 tons, volume range: 29 cubic
- Tronton trucks are trucks with larger sizes usually have 3 axles one in front and tandem in the back, this type of truck is modified according to their needs such as tank trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, namely trucks with hydraulic facilities that can drop loads with hydraulic motion .
Body size: 7-9 mtr, width: 2.2 - 2.5 mtr, height: 2.3 -2.5 mtr,
load capacity 25 -30 tons
- Tronton wing box truck Inner box
size: Length: 8.85 mtr, width: 2.4 mtr, height: 2.1 mtr
Load capacity 32-36 tons, Volume range: 34 cubic
- 20 feet container truck
Inner size: Length 5.9 - 6.2 mtr, Width 2.3 - 2.6 mtr, height; 2.5 - 2.7 mtr Load
capacity: 20 Tons, Volume range: 33kubik
- 40 feet container truck
Inner size: Length 12 - 12.3 mtr, Width 2.3 - 2.6 mtr, height; 2.5 - 2.7 mtr Load
capacity: 27 Tons, Volume range: 66 cubic.
Different types of trucks are used to transport goods from one place to another. Logistics is one of the largest industries in the world, transporting various materials to different places.
This information is the result of a survey of several vehicles that are conducting a vehicle feasibility test (KIR) in one of the DEPHUB offices, while in reality, the size of the vehicle body is very large because each body company will make a different vehicle body depending on the order, but however, the size of the body must still consider the vehicle specifications as stated in the Decree of the Director General of Land Transportation regarding the Technical Guidelines for the Implementation of Public Goods Transportation on Roads.