Shipping Hemp Plants can be a huge hassle if you have never shipped it before. In this guide we will share the best methods we’ve learned to transport live hemp plants.
To start, you must always have the proper documentation, professional packaging, and a well-versed carrier who is willing to haul it.
Let’s go through some common questions about transporting biomass.
- How Much Can Fit in One Truck?
- Optimal Method of Shipping Flower
- Advantages of Using Fide Freight
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How Much Can Fit in One Truck?
We’ve seen all different methods of shipping mothers, clones, and starters. However, most of the time we find customers load up wire racks into the truck or floor load hemp mothers.
Once you have your hemp plants ready for transport you may wonder how much can fit in each truck.
There are 4 different options: sprinter vans, box trucks, dry van, and refrigerated vans.
Each specific truck has weight capacities but generally it is more about dimensions.
- Sprinter Vans — Best for a small shipment of starters or clones. They are 12′ long, 4′ wide, and about 5-6′ tall.
- Box Trucks — All box trucks are 7.5-8′ wide, 8′ tall, and vary from 12-26′ long depending on the clients needs.
- Dry Vans and Refrigerated Trucks — largest trucks we have and are best for larger shipments of live mothers and large amounts of wire racks. All dry vans and refrigerated trucks are 8′ wide, 8′ tall, and 53′ long.
Optimal Methods of Shipping Hemp Plants (By Length of Trip)
When we talk to our clients about shipping hemp plants we have one question before we do anything. What type of hemp plants and how many are you shipping?
The drive time of the shipment makes a difference because hemp plants can start to wilt and die after 8 hours of being in the darkness. Some plants also require climate control.
These shipments don’t have any special requirements. However, customers can request team drivers (non-stop driving) or a climate controlled truck.
Shipments that are over 8 hours generally requires team drivers and a climate controlled environment to prevent death of the plants.
Team drivers can generally cover up to 1000 miles per day so it is more viable when trying to reduce transit/darkness time.
Advantages of Using Fide Freight
Sometimes we aren’t the best solution for your shipment and your dedicated account manager will certainly let you know that. But a majority of the time we can help you out in more ways than another provider.
Dedicated Account Manager: Door-To-Door, Scheduling, Changes In-Transit
This is by far the biggest advantage we offer over USPS. Think about the questions below:
- How close is your relationship with your logistics provider?
- Do they offer you specials and help you out when you have hard questions?
- Have you ever had a shipment in-transit and the drop location changed or no one would be available at drop-off for a few hours?
Many providers aren’t accommodating and don’t provide 1-on-1 support 24/7. With Fide, you’ll be able to text/call your account manager anytime about any problem or need you have.
Our personalized service provides you with everything you need to make a shipment go smoothly. We provide a door-to-door service that works around your schedule. All you have to do is tell your personal logistics rep the size of your shipment and they will find the most effective solution and accommodate to your needs.
Economical: Cost Effective
As we explained earlier, UPS is cheaper to ship when you look at the raw cost of shipping. However, we can be very competitive when it comes to orders over 1000 lbs of hemp biomass.
Next time you ship a package with UPS calculate the time it takes you to prepare for the shipment and getting it setup in UPS’s system. Give us a call and we take it from there. Have one ag license and COA for our driver and begin loading where you want! It’s that easy.
Reliability: Zero Confiscations & Hold Ups
We’ve all heard the story of a licensed UPS hemp handler getting their package held up or the logistics provider who said they had a solution but a truck never showed up.
It’s unknown why and when UPS will hold up your package, this happens all the time and UPS hasn’t responded publicly to the problem.
We create special routings and driving schedules to ensure that we won’t be in any problem areas. To date, we have never had a package confiscated. Our driver’s understand exactly what they are hauling and how to handle any issues with law enforcement.
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