(Contributing Information from Damage Prevention Specialist, Richardson Garrett with IPS Packaging)
With gas prices skyrocketing 33.1 percent from the previous year (New York Times), flooding of the Mississippi impacting the logistics of transportation schedules and overall inflation continuing to rise, businesses are beginning to analyze their beginning to end packaging process. Shipment loads have increased; therefore, the need to maximize loads per truck has also increased. Businesses are searching for a way to transport more on their truckloads, however, issues with weight restrictions make this task difficult.
With such tight regulations, shifts in transit can be detrimental to the pockets of business owners. Shifts in transit that contribute to fluctuation with axle weights can be avoided by using different industrial packaging supplies such as dunnage air bags. By using air bags to lock loads in place, the chance of incurring fines at weigh stations drops significantly. With added benefits of damage prevention, air bags not only improve your beginning to end packaging analysis, but they also contribute to corporate and green initiatives for most companies. Backed by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, air bags are a green-friendly product with a purpose.