The constant commoditization of transportation services is evident everywhere in the world around us from highways to railways, waterways and by air. If not taken care of internally, every business turns to supply chain management to take care of their transportation services whether for packaged goods, vehicles, electronics or alcohol. Transportation logistics is a complicated job especially in the spirits transportation business because it involves complex laws/regulations along with the need to keep products in pristine condition while shipping affordably.
Common Problems Facing Spirits Transportation
A number of issues are can come up when a company offers spirits transportation.
State and Federal Laws: Each state has its own laws concerning the shipping and delivering of spirits. Even just driving through some states is illegal without proper permitting. Besides permits, between the liquor and the driver/truck there are regulations such as maximum carrying weight, weight over axles, legal consignee destinations, driver and trucking company qualifications, and legal driving hours and schedules. There are at times bonded loads and even hazardous materials, all of which require transportation expertise.
Method of Travel: Spirits transportation is a tricky business because means of transportation can affect the freight. The safety and quality of the liquor cannot be compromised at any point in the journey.
The only way to make certain the product arrives intact in every sense of the word is to contract out only to those experienced in spirits transportation. Top Shelf Logistics is aware of all the rules/regulations and has vast experience that makes them the common sense spirits transportation provider for you.
Expertise, Flexibility and Spirits Transportation
As a successful logistics company, Top Shelf Logistics understands the need for reliability, flexibility and keen attention to detail. With a wide portfolio of customers Top Shelf is prepared to work with you on your spirits transportation from distilleries to warehouse to suppliers and retailers. Top Shelf offers bulk shipping, full truckload (TL), less than a truckload (LTL) and intermodal spirits transportation services to make sure your needs are met.