One of these days, and probably soon, North Texans are going to wake up to a chill in the air. Of course, what comes next is really up for grabs. It could be tropical the next day, or turn into Icepocalypse 2019. But one of the more important questions you should be asking yourself when the cold weather hits is “how will it affect my transportation game?” For us here at Eagle, it’s a valid and important concept to consider.
Cold weather transportation isn’t something that most North Texans have experience with. Unless, of course, you’re transporting yourself to the local grocery store to stock up on eggs, milk, and bread the second the weatherman predicts sleet. (What is it about those three foods? Do we have an obsession with French toast around here?) But as a company that specializes in truck deliveries from Dallas, knowing how to navigate the roads during winter weather is a necessity.
The truth is, not everyone is cut out for truck deliveries as the wintertime rolls in. Want to hear some more truth about cold weather transportation from your friendly neighborhood courier? Keep reading:
Truth #1: You Still Need Temperature Control
Cold weather certainly does make it easier to transport your refrigerated goods, but there comes a tipping point where the opposite issue occurs: your items get too cold. Temperature control can keep your cargo at a specific temperature or range of temperatures. You don’t have to be concerned about the risk of your items getting too hot or too cold- which sometimes happens on the same day here in North Texas! Bottom line: refrigerated transportation is still a great idea, especially as the weather outside gets frightful.
Truth #2: Plan Ahead, Think Strategically
Newsflash: Christmas is coming! If your business has locations around the state or country, the time to start moving product is NOW. Storing your product at different warehouse and distribution centers is smart business. It helps your stores stay in stock, and it helps your customers get their items on time, despite the holiday rush. Did you know Eagle Express offers warehousing and fulfillment services? Our centrally located warehouse is just minutes from Downtown, right off the highway, and located between Dallas Love Field and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Talk to our experts about utilizing our facility in your logistics strategy.
Truth #3: There Might Be Delays
Let’s face it. The winter weather brings delays. Even the best of us, like our Eagle Express team ends up falling victim to the weather sometimes while making your truck deliveries from Dallas. That’s why it’s best to schedule your deliveries in advance, with plenty of time before you require your cargo. This is the most economical choice as well. But if you find yourself in a pickle, Eagle also offers on demand delivery options that can move your cargo quickly. We also reduce your delay because your items stay in our hands from start to finish. We never wait for consolidation, and you’ll never have to wait for a hand off to a third party. Your cargo starts and stays with Eagle Express.
Truth #4: You Can Stay In-The-Know
While the Texas weatherman might not be able to predict the path of the winter storm, you can easily predict the path of your delivery because it will be visible to you from pick up to drop off. With state of the art GPS tracking systems and technology to boot, Eagle Express makes it easy to keep you in-the-know. We can help you minimize any effects that winter weather might have on your shipment, because we’ll give you ample communication during the delivery process. We’ll tackle challenges together, and ensure the end result is a successful delivery.
Need to hear some truthful advice from a delivery expert? Eagle Express is here any time of day or night, rain, snow, sleet, or shine, to answer your delivery questions and to get your deliveries on their way. Contact us here on our webpage or call 214-351-5777.