Lke the ex<mnpñe Another transport term you may of heard is Road train (and you may hear this one relating to your move(not with us as we don't have a road train and work with vans )
(i mentioned the term Road train thou myself the other day in this blog section in the blog video about why movers ask about Access
so what is a Road Train ?
A road train in the Uk and most of Europe is a rigid lorry with an additional trailer behind it
Like the example pictured below
We ask about access issue so that we can plan what the best Vehicle to use on the job is This video is from an access survey we did for a fellow mover earlier today near #Bedar #Spain The customer had advised access was good When in fact it was at points tricky for a van never mind a road train So #moving tip if you have access issues let your mover know
What is multimodal transport ?
Multi modal transport is the transportation of goods via multi modes of Transport often In a shipping container , by Truck from the Factory , then ship to a receiving port and then often depending on factors either onto a truck or a train , (if onto a train a truck/lorry will often do the final few miles )
What is a shipping container ?
They are those big metal boxes you often see on trucks
They do thou range in size from 20 foot (yes 10 foot ones exist but rare to see them in use in international transport /multimodal transport and that is a containers main purpose ) 30 foot (mainly bulk powder and the likes are in these ) 40 and 45 foot containers
( 1 teu is a 20 foot container (may have heard the term when you see container ships discussed )
Larger containers do exist but they are mainly in use in north America
What is a flat rack Container?
While most shipping containers are just solid boxes with doors at one end a few other types exist, including Flat racks which are basically a containers version of a flat bed trailer
Other Types of containers ?
Yes there are several other types beyond the above mentioned 2 as containers where developed in the 1960's to speed handling of goods up in ports
As a result various types do exist including
Bilk tipper containers (ass mentioned commonly the 30ft type (other sizes are about )
Curtain side containers the same as a box container expect the side is a curtain (like curtain side trailers )
Out of gauge ?
this is a term your more likely to come across in most sectors of Transport as it is just simply a term to describe any item been transported who size/s are out side standard and therefore larger than normally transported
You also get containers with curtain roofs for tall out of gauge cargo's
(for us out of gauge would be anything longer or wider than the van )(and most companies it will be just the same expect larger or wider or longer than what their largest units carry normally)
Meet the new van (will be collected in a few days just after our #Germany job)
As some of you may know we have been having major issues with our current van well they are behind us and the new van will us shortly
And thank you to Alastair at Fleet direct for sorting this for us
Not sure if we have caught Nelson pretending to be practicing his wrapping skills or about to wrap old boy shaggy up
But either way here are a few #moving tips / #Packing tips
* Be sure to read the movers #Feedback
*I would always suggest labelling your boxes that way it is quicker to unpack also don't over fill boxes (But how is it quicker ? see tip 21 below )
Well why is it quicker to unpack if the boxes are labelled well A: they will be in the rooms they go in B: you will be able to say right I need bedroom 2 box 5 next and find it in that room easier
And while boxes been labelled is very important you don't need to be 100% descriptive for example box 6 bedroom 2 Underwear could be 6 Bedroom 2 clothing or just bedroom 2 box 6
It is an often quoted fact that moving home is among the most stress full things we do in our lives, so who must it be for your dog or cat or pets ? Well it can and is often stressful for them as to them it seems like something amiss is going on something they don't understand. (So be patient with them before during and after the move,and I mean more so them normal as it is normal and natural for them to be put out of sorts and act strange )(And yes many a pet may be scared that you are going some where without them )
But that does not mean there are not things you can do to make it less stressful for them.
Here are a few pictures from over the years of our previous vans out and about
2015 in the Alps (above)
2015 in France (below )
Ashley R Clark