Freight needs to be carefully packaged before being shipped out. Are you using single-use or reusable packaging? More companies are transitioning to the latter. Before scheduling your next LTL shipping, consider following suit.
Reusable Packaging Defined
First, an explanation is in order regarding reusable packaging. For starters, it should not be confused with recyclable packaging. Reusable packaging is essentially defined as a container or pallet that has been reused at least three times for transporting goods. The packaging must also have been inspected and repaired if necessary before returning to the supply chain.
The Benefits of Reusable Packaging
Reusable packaging will cut down on waste management costs. This will have a trickledown effect that cuts down on total overhead. Money saved can be accepted as additional revenue or passed on to the end user.
Packages that are made to be reused are also more durable. They are better able to withstand elements like heat, moisture, and physical impact. This means your freight is more likely to arrive in one piece.
They’re also a huge space saver. You don’t have to allocate your limited warehouse space for all those extra one-way boxes and pallets that are used once and thrown out.
Beyond the efficiency and money-saving advantages, there is also a clear environmental benefit. By sticking to reusables, you’re consuming less packaging, which means less need to be produced. In turn, that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. There’s a feel-good aspect knowing that you’re not contributing to the source depletion of the planet.
We Approve of Reusable Packaging
Before contacting Machine Transport to schedule your next shipping, we recommend investing in reusable packaging. Not only do we approve of it, but so do the dedicated trucks and truckload line haul services we work with. With reusable packaging, you’ll do favors for both your warehouse and planet Earth.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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