The J.D. Russell Co. has a fleet of flatbed semi trucks as well as trusted delivery partners trained in the proper handling of our products. Why is this important? Product arriving damaged to the job site is unfortunately an all too common occurrence when using shipping methods other than a flatbed and fork lift. For example, when using LTL shipping, the item is loaded into a van which doesn’t allow for the specially designed crate to be loaded properly. Chains are typically used to pull the crate out. Typically, a shipment will pass through multiple shipping hubs where this procedure will occur multiple times. By the time it arrives at the job site, the product is damaged. The J.D. Russell Company avoids these problems by using our own fleet of flatbed trucks to deliver our products.
LTL or “Less Than a Load” delivery is commonly used by companies when they have an order that isnt large enough to fill a semi truck. These orders are delivered using delivery vans and multiple loading and unloading stops. All too often each time the shipment is loaded and unloaded, the product is damaged. Using our own flatbed semi trucks as well as our trusted shipping partners who are trained to load and unload our shipments properly allows us to avoid damage which in turn results in higher lead times for the customer.