In this age of hi-tech communication and transportation, there are several alternative means to ship the belongings as well as people. With increasing fuel costs and importance of timely deliveries, a number of factors have also to be kept in mind while moving the goods or people.
Before the process of selection of a transportation mode starts, a few important tasks that have to be done are:
1. Preparation of a full inventory of the stock
2. Measurement of total weight and volume of the material to be transported
3. Type of goods to be moved
4. Time availability
The Three Modes of Transportation are:
1. Surface Transportation (Road and Rail)
2. Air Transportation
3. Water Transportation
Once the mode of transportation has been selected, the second step is the selection of means of transportation, as these entire categories further offer a number of options. Sometimes, a combination of transportation modes works best for a particular situation, and there are a couple of factors to consider. The merits and demerits of all the moving options should be first decided.
Surface Transportation (Road and Rail) : Surface transportation implies transportation by means of rail and road. With advancements in technology and the global trading, the movers and packers now have quicker, safer and more dependable vehicles, both on rail and on road. The surface transportation is still the lifeline of economic growth. The two branches of surface transportation are: * Road Transportation * Rail Transportation
Road Transportation in Relocation Industry : The usage of one mode over other differs from economy to economy. For instance, in India, long-distance transport has shown a substantial modal shift in favor of roads, both in passenger and freight transport, in the past few decades. At present, roads cater to 85% of passenger and over 70% of the freight traffic .
Rail transportation in relocation industry: Well-organized freight transport and timely movement of people is essential for the world economy. Hence, moving and packing companies strive to make sure that the men and material are moved freely, reliably and efficiently. At the same time, the positive impact on environment and safety are also kept in mind while moving from one place to another.