There’s much more to truck driving than just moving cargo from one place to another. Some companies require truck drivers to load and unload the trailer, which involves extensive physical labor and time. Some trucking companies, like Warrior Logistics, offer no-touch freight driving, meaning drivers don’t have to load or unload cargo themselves. In this blog post, we’ll explore no-touch freight driving, its benefits, and how to move your trucking career forward without ever having to life a thing.
What Does No-Touch Freight Mean?
No-touch freight means you operate the truck but don’t handle the cargo you’re hauling. While you take a break in the cab, employees of the shipper, consignee, or warehouse staff load or unload a trailer or container parked at a loading dock. This type of job could also mean drop-and-hook freight.
What Does Drop-and-Hook Mean?
This type of transportation means truck drivers drop off a loaded or unloaded trailer or container at the warehouse destination and then hook up to another trailer or container without touching the freight or waiting around for the cargo to be loaded and unloaded.
Top 3 Benefits of No-Touch Freight Driving
The main benefit of no-touch freight driving is it reduces physical labor when drivers are at risk of fatigue or getting injured by warehouse equipment. It saves time in loading and offloading freight. When delivered, breaking down pallet loads takes a lot of time and effort for the driver.
Depending on what you’re transporting, loading and unloading might be time-consuming. No-touch freight allows you to sleep, make a call, or unwind while others handle the heavy lifting.
No-touch freight jobs reduce liability. Any particular driver has enough liability just by driving a truck on the road. A new degree of responsibility is added while handling freight on a loading dock. This could be less stressful for many truck drivers who want to focus on driving and reaching checkpoints on time.
Things might go wrong at a loading bay because of elevated platforms, large goods, and equipment like dock ramps and forklifts. With no-touch freight, loading zones have a dedicated workforce familiar with the correct procedures, relieving you of some burdens.
Hauling freight can seriously injure truck drivers, especially if they have just spent several hours driving on the road. Drivers dramatically increase their risk of back, shoulder, and neck injuries when constantly having to load and unload cargo.
Forklifts and pallet jacks can also injure your legs and feet without the proper safety precautions, and no-touch freight means you can maintain a safe distance to avoid the risk of harm.
No-Touch Freight Truck Driving Job Requirements
A truck driving career is great to pursue, but it requires a lot of responsibility. For many truck drivers moving freight is backbreaking.
Because of these many benefits, many truck drivers seek no-touch freight carriers. The requirements for these positions are like those of traditional truck driving jobs but expect to be held to a higher degree of professionalism, accountability, and responsibility.
It’s your job to ensure on-time and safe delivery and close communication with your operations manager and the final facility. Anyone who prefers to concentrate only on the driving part of trucking might choose no-touch freight.
Looking for a No-Touch Freight Trucking Job?
Warrior logistic is a leading transportation company powering FedEx Ground. Our Truck Warriors operate in our state-of-the-art Cascadia fleet, which is less than two years old, and enjoy hassle-free no-touch freight.
If you’re looking to get exposure with one of the largest trucking companies in America and take your career to the next level without ever having to touch cargo, apply for a no-touch freight truck driving job with Warrior Logistics today!