Why your possessions will love Green Trucking!
The old way of packing and moving is not what it used to be. Many of us remember the first time we had to move our personal effects using a trucking company. For those of us aware we would use those companies that supplied boxes and packing services. For others, the “two men and truck option” became a standard in trying to keep moving costs to a dull roar.
The warning to these services was always the smell of grease and oil that came with hiring a diesel truck to transport your personal belongings and the cost of fuel along the way. Who would have thought that hauling one’s clothing, furniture, and other household items as one moved to a new spot on the map would add to the process of pollution and cost so much once all was said and done?
Green Trucking Today
Fortunately, green trucking today offers cost-effective, fuel-efficient, and environmentally friendly vehicles that have been designed to help eliminate pollution. Green trucking companies are embracing fully electric or hybrid motors in their fleets.
Additionally, green trucking companies usually have policies in place that are focused on reducing pollution and CO2 emissions. Many consumers find this to be the reason they choose a green trucking company over a traditional one.
When you begin a search for a company to use, ask them what measures are in place to policies they have in place to help such as using green packing and moving materials, regular maintenance, and upgrades of trucks, and what their company recycling policy might be.
Green Packing Alternatives
A plethora of great biodegradable alternatives have recently hit the trucking and moving industry. Now one can find green alternatives to products such as Styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap. You can also supply your own green alternatives when packing such as recycled boxes, blankets, plastic packing crates, and other items you may have around your home for packing your items.
In the freight carrier business, being “green” also takes a lot of planning to ensure that what the company offers is truly environmentally friendly. Some of this planning is passed on to the consumer in the costs of using a green trucking service versus a service that is not green.
Logistics are essential to ensuring that time and fuel are not wasted, that mileage is minimized, and that the customer’s personal effects arrive clean and safely to the required destination.
To ensure that your quote has these elements in place, so your move is smooth and cost-effective. A legitimate green freight quote will state in detail, how quickly your effects will be delivered. And how much it will cost for the delivery.
Also, a mileage map should be included along with other green-oriented practices that ensure the company is committed to the environment.
Your possessions will be glad that you did!