In Spain, nearly 95% of freight transport is carried out by road thanks to the speediness and comfort of this means of transport. But transporting fragile goods entails a big effort for companies and drivers. It is always essential that the goods reach their destination with no damage, and in the case of fragile goods special attention ought to be paid.
There are 3 critical moments when transporting this kind of goods:
- Loading and unloading. If you have to load and unload fragile goods, it is important that prior to doing so you check the doors, locks, walls, rails and brackets of your truck to avoid potential problems while transporting them. When delivering the goods, it is essential that the person in charge of unloading them is well equipped with work gloves and safety footwear to protect his or her hands and feet. In addition, the use of proper lifting techniques is recommended to avoid injuries, as well as placing the goods in a flat place to prevent them from falling over.
- Shifting within the transport vehicle. Your vehicle is required to have good air suspension for enhanced reliability and safety when transporting fragile goods. This way the impact of transported goods on the road will be reduced and a higher safety level will be provided regarding braking control.
- Storage. For your goods to be protected during breaks, it is critical that you park your truck in places with access control by means of a license plate reader, an active CCTV and an around the clock security guard.
- Attention should be paid to certain items. Products such as electrical appliances, technological devices, musical instruments, crockery, furniture and art works are considered fragile goods and labelling the parcel as “fragile” is not enough. For the goods not to suffer any damage, you need to choose direct packaging materials that are more than 50mm thick. For goods to be safely transported they ought to be safely packed.