Posted by Priya Singh on 10-Feb-2023 12:26 PM
Trucks play a crucial role in the logistics sector since road transportation is necessary to connect last-mile deliveries.
India, the world's fifth-largest economy, has been putting money into its logistics network. The National Logistics Policy, recently introduced by the government, emphasizes the need for technology adoption to strengthen the logistics sector, including streamlining processes for seamless coordination, lowering overall logistics costs, and increasing employment opportunities within the industry.
India has so far experienced an upgrade in its road and rail networks, as well as new ports, container depots, and warehousing services. The country's improved infrastructure is allowing firms to run more effectively and moving India closer to being a major centre for manufacturing.
Trucks play a crucial role in the logistics sector since road transportation is necessary to connect last-mile deliveries. Trucks move the load from point A to point B to reach the end users, acting as a link between the manufacturer and the retailers.
There are various types of trucks on the market, depending on the industry and type of material being transported. This article will go into detail about the different types of trucks, and how they are used.
These minivans are used on Indian roads for "last mile" connectivity to reach the delivery location for goods dispatch. Mini trucks are the most common vehicles on Indian roads, particularly in rural areas. These mini trucks are used for agricultural goods careers, shop owners to deliver goods, courier services, and the list goes on because this type of light commercial vehicle offers a multipurpose option to use.
In the logistics sector, box trucks are used to deliver items like furniture, machinery, packaged goods, and other small items.
When compared to huge trucks, this sort of truck is more affordable, manageable, and useful for transporting. It is perfect for use by retail businesses and small business owners. In addition, this truck is appropriate for the food industry.
Examples of Mini Trucks are - Ashok Leyland Dost CNG, Mahindra Jeeto, Tata Ace Gold, Tata Intra V10, Tata Intra V30, Tata Ace EV
Flatbed trucks have an open body and a driver-only cabin. These trucks are ideal for moving huge cargo over rough terrain; typically, they are used to move massive iron sheets and rods. Depending on the vehicle's make and the weight-carrying capacity set by the manufacturer, this vehicle can load up to 20 tonnes.
There are various varieties of flatbed load trucks, including RGN flatbeds, side-kit, lowboys, and stretch single drop deck flatbeds.
Examples of Flatbed Trucks are - Tata Signa 5525.S, Ashok Leyland 5525, Eicher Pro 6055, BharatBenz 5528TT, Mahindra Blazo X 55, and many more.
The pharmaceutical and food industries use refrigerated trucks, which are built to transport perishable commodities at controlled temperatures. The pharmaceutical business relies heavily on reefer trucks since the majority of pharmaceuticals must be carried at specific temperatures that are constantly monitored.
Typically, the vehicle is built with air conditioning capabilities that can endure temperatures between 50 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the engine is directly connected to the air conditioning refrigeration system, such reefer vehicles use more fuel than regular trucks.
Examples of Refrigerated Trucks are - Eicher Pro 1110XP
Tanker trucks are used to transport liquid loads such as fuel, petroleum products, chemicals, oil and gas, water, milk, and any other liquid material that needs to be transported. The truck's materials and design will change based on industrial requirements because it frequently transports flammable and corrosive materials.
Examples of Tanker trucks are - BharatBenz 4228R Tanker
Container trucks are pre-fabricated containers used in the logistics industry to transport goods via rail, cargo ships, and trucks. These containers are ideal for transporting goods over long distances without causing any damage to the consignments and are easily transportable on all modes of transportation.
A trailer truck is a truck that is made up of two or more sections connected by metal bars, allowing the vehicle to turn more easily.
The trailer truck is a combination of trailer and truck. It is a very long truck carrying a load of more than 20 tonnes. The beauty of this truck is that it can be loaded from all sides, including the back, sides, and roof.
Examples of Trailer trucks are - BharatBenz 5528TT, BharatBenz 5428T, Mahindra Blazo X 55, and many more.
So, above are the type of trucks that can be used in logistic business. It is up to you in which industry you were dealing and which type of truck is best for you. There are various types of trucks on the market, depending on the industry and type of material being transported.
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