Tyger's Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Tyger Logistics’ FAQs page! Whether you’re a seasoned logistics professional or new to the industry, we’re here to provide answers to some of the most common questions about transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. From understanding different types of trucks to grasping key logistics concepts, our goal is to offer clear and concise information that helps you navigate the world of logistics with confidence. Explore the questions below to learn more about our services, industry terminology, and how we can assist you in your shipping needs.

What is 3PL?

A 3PL, or third-party logistics provider, is a company that offers outsourced logistics services such as transportation, warehousing, and distribution.

A box truck, also known as a cube truck or straight truck, is a vehicle with a cargo area shaped like a box. It’s typically used for local deliveries and smaller loads.

What is a Conestoga Truck?

A Conestoga truck is a type of flatbed trailer with a rolling tarp system. It provides the flexibility of an open deck trailer while protecting cargo from the elements like a dry van.

A dry van is a type of trailer commonly used for transporting non-perishable goods. It’s fully enclosed and protects cargo from the elements.

What is a Flatbed?

A flatbed is a type of trailer characterized by a flat, open platform without sides or a roof. Flatbed trailers are commonly used for transporting oversized or irregularly shaped cargo that cannot fit into enclosed trailers. They provide versatility for loading and unloading goods from the sides or overhead, making them ideal for transporting construction materials, machinery, and large equipment.

What is a Reefer Truck?

A reefer truck, short for refrigerated truck, is a specialized vehicle equipped with a refrigeration unit to maintain specific temperature conditions inside its cargo area. Reefer trucks are primarily used for transporting perishable goods such as food products, pharmaceuticals, and other temperature-sensitive items. By controlling the temperature, reefer trucks ensure the freshness and quality of the transported goods throughout the journey.

When should I use a Refrigerated Truck, instead of a Dry Van?

Refrigerated trucks, or reefers, are used when transporting perishable goods that require temperature control, such as food or pharmaceuticals. Dry vans are suitable for non-perishable goods.

Where does Tyger Logistics operate?

Tyger Logistics operates primarily in the United States and Canada, providing logistics services across various regions.

What is Route Optimization?

Route optimization is the process of finding the most efficient route for transporting goods from one location to another. It considers factors such as distance, traffic conditions, and delivery schedules to minimize costs and time.

What is the difference between the shipper and the carrier?

The shipper is the party that sends the goods, while the carrier is the company responsible for transporting them. The shipper is usually the owner of the goods or the party that sells them, while the carrier is the transportation company hired to move the goods.

What is Truckload Logistics?

Truckload logistics involves the transportation of goods that fill an entire truckload, typically from a single shipper. It’s often used for larger shipments that require dedicated transportation and faster delivery times.

What is the difference between LTL and FTL freight?

LTL (Less Than Truckload) freight refers to shipments that do not require a full trailer and are combined with other shipments to maximize space and efficiency. FTL (Full Truckload) freight, on the other hand, occupies an entire trailer and is shipped separately without consolidation.

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