Overnight Trunking is a logistics service utilised by The Barnes Group, it helps us to keep up with supplier demand whilst keeping costs to a minimum. Below, we’re going to run through what Night Trunking (also known as Overnight Trunking) is, and what the benefits of it are.
What Is Overnight Trunking?
‘Trunking’ means making deliveries using a regular route. ‘Overnight trunking’ is when HGV drivers utilise twilight hours for their logistical services, getting their cargo from A to B in one journey overnight.
Trunking jobs are quite popular amongst drivers because the routes are typically regular, and the roads are usually quieter to navigate. But it’s not just logistics workers that overnight trunking benefits. In fact, utilising this method means we can add more benefits to our service for new and existing clients.
What Are The Benefits Of Overnight Trunking?
One of the biggest benefits of overnight trunking in logistics is that due to the roads typically being quieter, the process is streamlined. There’s less traffic meaning that transportation usually takes less time than it does during the daytime, and you’re also more likely to be driving without traffic jams. Less engine idling is better for the environment.
Night trunking also means that consumer demands can be met with more ease, sometimes a night or early morning delivery is better for a client, and therefore operating in twilight hours helps to make the supply chain more streamlined to meet business needs.
The Barnes Group offer ‘Just In Time’ (JIT) logistical services, which means that we make use of precise timings to ensure maximum efficiency. Goods can be re-stocked and distributed before they are sold, which saves on costs by reducing the need for carrying extra inventory. Lead times are also more appropriately managed. Overnight trunking helps us to keep the JIT logistics method operating smoothly, and to service demand appropriately.
Through overnight trunking, we can also offer adhoc services when a client’s demand requires extra vehicles, this can help keep costs to a minimum as the procedure can be used on an ‘as you need it’ basis.
Trunking tends to cover long-distance haulage on ‘trunk roads’, which means that despite being based in the North West, we can service a network of customers all over the UK. As mentioned above, overnight driving usually means quieter roads and streamlined journeys, this means our drivers can travel quite the distance in a shift. As a logistics provider, this is a great benefit to us and to our clients also.
Logistics Services At The Barnes Group
At the Barnes Group, we have been working with some of the largest overnight freight networks in the world for years, keeping UK consumers happy. We have found this sector to be expanding at a phenomenal rate, and it’s no surprise with the number of benefits to both workers and consumer. We are capable of offering a simple adhoc service when demand requires extras or running vehicles out of your own sites to keep costs to a minimum.
To find out more about overnight trunking, and our other logistical services, you can contact us by clicking here.