Moving cargo should be like having a cup of coffee – smooth, fast and customizable. In the digital 21st century that is the level of seamlessness demanded by businesses today. Ensuring enterprises receive the comfort they deserve while moving their goods overland is ECU Trucking, ECU Worldwide’s independent division offering on-ground transportation in the USA.
Overland movement of cargo being essential for first and last mile delivery of cargo, trucking is an important industry in the USA. They travel 450 billion miles a year, carrying 11 million tons of goods, or 72% of all goods to customers. Nearly every product that is consumed in the USA has made its journey in a truck. However, the current shortage of truck drivers in the USA is raising concerns among businesses and government alike, with the White House releasing its Trucking Action Plan to increase the number of truckers in the country.
A reliable trucking option
But businesses looking for reliable services, needn’t look far. ECU Trucking offers road connectivity across the length and breadth of the country with less than truck load (LTL), full truck load (FTL), project cargo, container drayage and out of gauge (OOG) offerings.
Being a non-asset model, ECU Trucking has forged partnerships with over 50 LTL carriers across North America. Whereas for FTL, businesses gain access to a network of more than 7000 vendors. The drayage services cover all ports in the USA and Canada through a network of over 120 intermodal carriers in North America, stevedoring companies, and portside operation facilities. Those seeking ocean projects, flat racks, and open top (OT) OOG, can get support from the ECU Trucking team in finding a stevedoring partner at the port and a heavy-haul carrier.
A winning proposition
Customers can reap various benefits from ECU Trucking’s services. For instance, they gain from not having a freight class or reclassification, as the rates are based on density – one only requires weight and dims/volume. Moreover, customers do not have to deal with after delivery bills, as ECU Trucking closes invoices within two working days. In addition, the digital solutions of online rates, dispatch, and tracking augment the efficiency. They can also schedule pick-ups for CFS stations, airlines, all the while knowing their carriers are TSA approved. Those with specialised cargo requirements can either go opt for dry vans or reefers as per their requirement. Safety being an important aspect, customers can be rest assured knowing that insurance provides an all-risk coverage.
Significantly, those wishing to extend their businesses outside the country, have the assurance of ECU Worldwide’s network of 180 countries at their disposal, for ocean freight, as well as international air freight, cutting-edge digital offerings such as ECU360, and a team of expert logistics professionals passionately working behind the scenes to make cargo movement seamless across the globe.
The comprehensive trucking services, digital offerings and customer centric approach, combine to offer customers in the USA a seamless landside experience from start to finish.