Dry van and refrigerated freight make up some of the most common freight booked in Texas… So why is the process so difficult?
Our team specializes in solving your specific freight problems by doing what most of the industry won’t: we listen to you. After calling Twisted Nail Broker Services, a member of our team will set up an interview and site visit to learn more about your specific shipping requirements: What are you shipping? What is working in your current process? What do you want to change?
After learning your requirements, we match you with multiple carriers from a wide range of backgrounds. Our team will find the owner operators, interview them, and present the best matches to your team. From there, together with your team, we will select your perfect trucking match.
Our process works! We offer a free quoting service with no obligations. Call one of our team members and find out what we can do for you and your business.
Twisted Nail is here to help. If you need something hauled in central Texas, we can get your job done, safely, timely, and reliably.
Dry Van trailers, aka “dry van” or “box trailer” are fully enclosed trailer units and are utilized when it is necessary to protect shipments from outside elements, but not necessary to keep them at a specific temperature. Typically, Dry Van freight is palletized, boxed, or loose material. Dry Vans are unable to carry oversized loads. Most Dry Van trailers are 53-foot trailers with dimensions of 53’ x 8’ 6” x 8’ 6” and can be loaded with up to 45,000 pounds of product spread across 26 available pallet positions.
Dry Vans are exceptional in 3 areas: Affordability, Versatility, and Protection. Dry Van trailers are the most commonly available trailer and, as a result, competition in this space is heavy. The high level of competition is great for the end customer as it usually translates into affordable freight. The simplicity of the equipment, being just a box, provides quite a bit of flexibility and allows many different industries to utilize the equipment. Finally, the enclosed nature is great for keeping your products out of potential harsh and damaging elements.
Refrigerated freight is very similar to Van freight, but with a twist: loads are able to be climate-controlled. Refrigerated trailers have a built-in refrigeration system, keeping products at the desired temperature throughout transportation. Typically, refrigerated freight is limited to customers needing to move meat, dairy, produce, food, plants, beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and other products requiring temperature control. Though very similar in shape to Van Trailers, Refrigerated trailers would not be considered interchangeable due to the special construction and fragile insulated walls.
Dedicated truckers, transparency, simplicity are the qualities that set Twisted Nail apart. We assign the same trusted owner-operators to your project for a more personal experience, eliminating the need to constantly train new drivers or have them self-teach your site's policies and procedures. We offer a transparent pricing structure that leaves you confident that you’re getting the best deal. Our customers and owner operators know that our fee is a flat 10%. While our competition’s motivation is charging you as much as possible (while paying the owner operator as little as possible), our motivation is cultivating long-lasting, happy, relationships between our customers and the owner operators who help keep their businesses moving.
The industry is experiencing a major shortage. As the industry is forced to grow and change, these trends lend themselves to great opportunities in trucking. For a full breakdown, visit: https://www.trucking.org/supplychain.