Cross Docking

What is the meaning of Cross Docking or also known as Transloading?

Goods are received at a warehouse by either containers or local manufacturers deliveries, then goods are palletized and prepared to ship to customers without going into storage.  Typically, the exact goods received will be the exact goods shipped out.

Experience What Elevates Us Above The Competition

When choosing a cross-docking partner, we understand that there are many factors to consider for your business.  Dura Trucking is an industry leader in the world of cross-docking because of what we bring to the table.

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    Live, Experienced Shipping Experts

    We pride ourselves on the over 20 years of shipping experience that makes our staff experts in the world of moving freight. We adhere to our values that include teamwork, integrity, creativity, respect, reliability, and commitment, which helps provide the high-level of customer service that keeps customers coming back for more. Check in with us on any day at any time to see how your shipment is moving.

    Unmatched Efficiency

    We have a broad range of resources that allows us to boast superior cross-dock logistics. Your goods will quickly and efficiently move through our chain and reach your consumers faster than you ever thought possible. This comes from our expertise and our commitment to success.

    Logistics that Scale with You

    We’ve been in this industry long enough to understand that no two businesses are made the same. We provide a level of flexibility that allows us to scale our logistics around you. Again, the resources that we have invested in and maintained means that no job is too big or too small for Dura Trucking to handle.

    Stellar Reputation

    Our expert employees, fantastic resources, unmatched efficiency, and flexibility have cultivated the stellar reputation that Dura Trucking has to provide top notch service to any business. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished and are eager to provide you with the renowned service that keeps our customers coming back for more.

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    Witness the Efficiency of Cross-Docking

    In today’s shipping environment, nothing is more important than efficient logistics and fast deliveries. Companies like Amazon have set an extremely high bar for the industry and have spoiled the expectations of the consumer; slow delivery speeds these days can and will cost you customers.  One method to help keep up with the demands of logistics today is cross-docking. Cross-docking services aim to basically remove the storage step in the supply chain. This manifests itself as goods being received from incoming trucks and instantly put on out-bound transport, which minimizes the time goods are stored in warehouses. Naturally, by minimizing the time goods spend sitting in a warehouse, those goods will reach the consumer quicker.

    Methods of Cross-Docking

    At a cross-dock warehouse, one can expect to see multiple in-bound and out-bound transportation options, like trucks or trains. From there, goods are moved in three major ways: The most simple, straight-forward option is called continuous cross-docking where goods are moved directly from in-bound to out-bound transit. This method is just as it sounds, and can greatly reduce the need for any warehouse storage.

    Secondly, there are consolidation agreements where a bunch of small products are received from various shipments and combined into a few larger shipments to send them out. These agreements can drastically reduce transportation costs by being more time and space efficient.

    Lastly, there are deconsolidation agreements, which are basically the opposite of consolidation agreements. In deconsolidation, larger shipments are divided into smaller groups that make delivery to consumers easier and more efficient. All these methods of cross-docking are designed to save you time and money while raising customer satisfaction.

    Cross-docking, however, can be difficult to practice without the right resources. On the list of must-haves for cross-docking includes a streamlined, automated, and computerized logistics system to handle the rapid exchange of goods. From there, space and man-power to move the loads is a must, and an adequate transport fleet to move the goods in and out is extremely important.

    We at Dura Trucking have unmatched cross-dock systems because we have heavily prioritized creating a stable foundation of resources that allows us to quickly and efficiently cross-dock your products, getting them into the hands of consumers quicker than ever before.

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    How DuraTrucking Handles Cross-Docking

    Our expert service starts by talking with you to understand the ins and outs of your specific business needs.  A thorough understanding allows us to apply our resources in the optimal way to create a time-efficient and cost-efficient logistical plan.  From there, we can tackle problems surrounding your rate of shipping by looking at pallet in/pallet out and pallet storage as a whole.  While the goal of cross-docking is to minimize storage in the supply chain, sometimes short term storage is required; we at Dura Trucking are prepared for warehouse stacking. 

    In fact, DuraTrucking is an expert in full pallet shipping.  We have the capacity to store your goods at one of our warehouses, yet we aim to minimize any storage step.  This will save you money on storage fees while allowing you to move through inventory at a greater rate.

    Cross-Dock Services Near Me

    If you’re looking for cross-dock services or pallet storage warehouses near me, look no further than Dura Trucking.  You will quickly understand why we have a stellar reputation in the realm of drayage, cross-docking, and warehouse storage.  Our experts provide impeccable service that can fit the mold of any business, big or small.  We can always be reached with questions or for a quote to get you on your journey.  Come see the Dura Trucking satisfaction guarantee!


    What is cross-docking and when can you use it?

    Cross-docking is a method of shipping that uses one inbound dock at the same time it uses multiple outbound docks. This essentially erases the need for storage when a product reaches port because it is immediately loaded onto the proper outbound mode of transportation and sent on its way. Companies can use cross-docking during any delivery to reach as many destinations as possible using the minimum number of routes. As a result, goods reach consumers more quickly.

    What is the difference between cross-docking and transloading?

    Cross-docking involves unloading inbound goods, using minimal or no storage, and loading the goods onto an outbound truck as soon as possible. Transloading follows the same first step of unloading inbound freight, but the contents are sorted and stored if necessary. When they are ready to be shipped, generally with other groups of items, they are put back on pallets for outbound shipping.

    What are the types of cross-docking?

    There are three main types of cross-docking:

    1. Continuous cross-docking: Goods are moved directly from an inbound to outbound mode of transportation.
    2. Consolidation: Goods are bunched with other items from multiple shipments to be more space- and time-efficient.
    3. Deconsolidation: Large shipments are split into smaller groups to then be delivered to customers.
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