Road Transportation

Shipping by truck has some advantages. You have greater flexibility than you do with a train. Transportation is direct, rather than the go-betweens needed with a train, and transit times are often shorter. However, trucking causes environmental damage, trucks are subject to accidents and inclement weather may cause delays.

Road infrastructures are large consumers of space with the lowest level of physical constraints among transportation modes. However, physiographical constraints are significant in road construction with substantial additional costs to overcome features such as rivers or rugged terrain. While historically road transportation was developed to support non-motorized forms of transportation (walking, domestication of animals and cycling at the end of the 19th century), it is motorization that has shaped the most its development since the beginning of the 20th century.

Road transportation has an average operational flexibility as vehicles can serve several purposes but are rarely able to move outside roads. Road transport systems have high maintenance costs, both for the vehicles and infrastructures. They are mainly linked to light industries where rapid movements of freight in small batches are the norm. Yet, with containerization, road transportation has become a crucial link in freight distribution.

  • Right from the inception we have put in all efforts to build our own fleet of vehicles to meet all our operational needs
  • This has been the bedrock of our operational capability.
  • Over the past two decades our transport and mechanical handling equipment fleet has been increased to more than two hundred and sixty vehicles.
  • These adequately meet our needs in Shipping, Oil & Gas, besides other Industrial requirements.