Tandem and Triaxle

Tractor-Trailer Configurations:

In trucking terminology, “tandem” often refers to a specific configuration of a tractor (truck) and trailer. A tandem axle setup on a trailer typically consists of two axles placed close together to distribute weight and improve stability. This configuration is common in semi-trailers used for transporting goods over long distances.

  • Team Driving: Tandem services can also refer to the practice of team driving in the trucking industry. Team driving involves two drivers sharing driving responsibilities for a single truck over extended periods, ensuring continuous operation and faster delivery times for perishable or time-sensitive freight.

  • Collaborative Logistics: Trucking companies may use “tandem services” to describe collaborative logistics solutions where they partner with other companies or service providers to optimize transport routes, improve efficiency, or provide additional services such as warehousing, distribution, or specialized freight handling.

  • Integrated Solutions: Some trucking companies offer tandem services by integrating their transportation services with other logistics or supply chain services. This could include offering supply chain consulting, freight brokerage, customs brokerage, or third-party logistics (3PL) services to provide end-to-end solutions for their clients.

  • Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness: Utilizing tandem services in trucking allows companies to maximize efficiency, reduce empty miles, optimize delivery schedules, and lower overall transportation costs by pooling resources, expertise, and infrastructure with other entities.