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3 Things to Look for When Choosing a Drop Yard

Posted by Margaret Harvey on Feb 22, 2023

With the massive shift to ecommerce and spending since 2020, the demand for truck drivers has been through the roof, which also means the need for semi-parking and semi-storage has grown and will continue to grow. 

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If you have a need for long-term semi-storage or for semi-parking, there are a few things you want to consider when choosing the right drop yard: 

1. Location

When looking for a drop yard, you want to consider proximity to interstates and distance from industrial areas. The best option is usually within 20 minutes of your route, which is close to the industrial area you are transporting to/from and is close to major roadways.

2. Security

The number one concern for drivers and their fleet is safety. They need to make sure the assets they are transporting are protected in the parking area they choose. This usually includes amenities like fencing, adequate lighting, and some sort of surveillance.

3. Flexibility

Having some flexibility in contract duration is important as most customers have different needs ranging from short-term to long-term. As their needs are always subject to change, finding a drop yard with the option of weekly, monthly, and/or annual rates creates a more tailored solution.

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