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trans-o-flex introduces Parcel XL and Pallet XL: fair prices also for heavy goods
Clear price structure for the transportation of heavy and bulky shipments ensures flexible system and affords greater cost transparency
"In doing this, we are looking to uphold our claim "fair prices for fair services" more consistently than before", explains Kai Schmuck. The Director of Marketing and Sales for the trans-o-flex Logistics Group is aiming above all to make the higher expense involved in shipping very heavy and bulky shipments transparent and to price these accordingly. "Because there has thus far not been a satisfactory costing basis for special formats such as these, although these have been transported, the additional costs incurred have not however been billed properly. This leads to distortions within the entire price structure and it is precisely this lack of transparency that we have tackled." Consequently, a special task force has been dealing intensively with these operationally difficult goods (ODG), which incur very high costs during transportation and handling, and has come up with a new solution. "On the one hand, our solution maintains the exceptional flexibility of the service trans-o-flex provides and, on the other hand, it ensures that the costs are charged fairly with regard to the parties responsible."
The standard Parcel and Pallet services apply for the dimensions and weights usual in the industry or which are slightly above. With parcels, these are a weight of up to 32 kg and a combined length and girth of up to 3.30 m, whereby the longest side is allowed to be 2.20 m. With pallets, trans-o-flex goes by the Eurostandard. The maximum weight allowed is 500 kg, the maximum height 2.00 m.
In providing its additional Parcel XL service, the trans-of-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst express service forwards consignments that weigh up to 50 kg, have a maximum combined length and girth of 4.50 m and which are allowed to be up to 2.70 m long. The Pallet XL service category includes palletised shipments that weigh 500 to 800 kg or which have an overhang of 10 cm or more. The international maximum dimensions and weights can deviate from the national regulation. They are also clearly defined, however.
"The special Parcel XL and Pallet XL dimensions can also be combined with our additional services such as express delivery by 8, 10 or 12 o'clock the next working day, Saturday delivery or COD service", emphasizes Schmuck. "With our combi-freight services, we are thus a true one-stop shopping provider for standard and express shipments."
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