Couriers and delivery services are utilised in order to transport a massive range of goods to a diverse variety of locations. These goods vary from standard items to the weird and wonderful which are transported via various means such as planes, taxi trucks even motor bikes.
Types of Couriers
Same Day Courier Services
The name is self-explanatory: items that are picked-up and delivered the same day. Same day services cater for urgent deliveries commonly referred to as express deliveries.
Next Day or Overnight Services
Next day or overnight courier services carry out these delivery services on a less urgent basis than same day courier services. Freight is generally delivered within a
48 hour deadline minivan.
Typical parcel delivery services are indicative of mail services which deliver smaller packages and parcels in a bulk capacity and are usually items considered less valuable compared to more urgent courier services.
Palletised Freight Deliveries
Palletised freight delivery services usually contain heavy and bulky freight which are normally pre-packaged and secured to a pallet to allow easy and secure transportation. Palletised freight is typically loaded onto and off a taxi truck courier via a forklift.
Given the wide range of freight that couriers and taxi trucks are required to transport, means that the mode by which the transport is undertaken also varies considerably. The transport industry utilises a huge network of diverse transport services and couriers via some or all of the following: Air, sea and land.
Bike and Motorbike Couriers
Bikes and motor bikes are used to ferry small items and documents around busy cities and central business districts. It makes sense to use such means in this scenario given the ability for bikes to manoeuvre in and around traffic not to mention the advantage of easy parking. Picking-up and delivering small items within city limits can cost as little as a few dollars per item.
Taxi Truck Couriers and Vans
Taxi Trucks and vans can be used as a means of transporting quite a variety of household goods and other items. This could include things such as building materials,
heavy domestic items or general freight. Depending on the task at hand, taxi truck couriers fitted with tailgate loaders offer customers and drivers the advantage of securely and safely loading vehicles in a professional manner.
Road Trains and Semi-Trailers
These vehicles are the largest form of transportation designed to transport loads of freight which go beyond the capacity of taxi trucks and heavy ridged vehicles. Road trains and semi-trailers are most often used for moving large and heavy freight loads interstate or locally.