The benefits of no-touch freight
Posted: September 3, 2019
Driving a truck certainly isn’t an easy career. You spend long hours on the road, days away from home and you’re constantly in and out of your truck for pick-ups and deliveries, pre-trip and post-trip inspections, and grabbing gas or food. Many drivers also do a lot of heavy lifting when loading, unloading and securing their loads. While you’ll likely have to do this occasionally during your career, working for a carrier with no-touch freight will allow you to spend more time where your money is made - behind the wheel.
No-touch freight is exactly what it sounds like - freight that doesn’t require handling by the driver. One of the biggest benefits to drivers is that no-touch freight reduces the physical demands of the job. Loading and unloading freight requires lifting of heavy items and sometimes even operating additional machinery. Handling loads in this way increases your risk of getting injured on the job and also makes you more liable for your load.
Physically handling loads also tires you out, leaving you fatigued before you even start driving. Not having to load freight gives you more time to rest your body and your mind before you head out on the road. Your time is one of the most valuable things when you’re a truck driver. When you’re not spending time handling the loads on your truck, you’re able to get back on the road faster to head to your next destination.
One of the many benefits we provide our company drivers and owner operators here at Whiteline is 95 percent no-touch light freight. We understand that many drivers prefer to spend their time driving, which is why we also compensate for stop off, detention and layover time. For more information about working with us or our no-touch freight options, call 888-560-9644 to speak to a recruiter today.