The Surprise Benefits of Using Road and Railroad Transport Services

March 4th, 2022

If you have ever sent or received a package in the mail, you may already know that factors like pandemics, rocky seas and custom delays can heavily affect the delivery of specific goods. And even if we can blame Mother Nature in some instances—no one wants to receive cargo that is damaged or arrives long after its estimated delivery date. That is why it is essential to determine what type of transport service will best suit the needs of you, your business and your goods.  


Whether you are an individual that requires confidential documents to be delivered ASAP or a large company with heavy haulage ready to go, there are many factors to consider when choosing what transport service solution is right for you. And that’s where we come in. As leading domestic and international shipping specialists, we provide complete freight forwarding solutions via sea, air, road and railroad transportation to suit all personal and business needs.


It can be tricky to know where to start when assessing your shipping requirements. Factors like your freights, size, weight, urgency and budget will help you choose the best transport solution for your task—But we are here to reveal the hidden benefits of using land-based freight forwarding like road and railroad to help make your decision-making even easier!​


Road Transport

Road transport is a joint operation of local land-based freight forwarding. Road transport services can often be seen in our day-to-day lives delivering smaller items like groceries, impulse online shopping buys, documents, business supplies and other dry goods via truck or road vehicle. However, no matter the size or importance of delivery, land-based freight forwarding has a more significant impact than most people realise. In the wake of COVID-19, supply chain breakdowns caused devastating effects to everyday Australian lives and businesses. This further solidified the importance of delivering goods by road and railroad, as it plays a crucial role in Australia’s economic and social well-being. 

Road transport services
can be an excellent option for freight travelling short distances or in the case of time-sensitive deliveries. It can also be a transport mode well-suited to the personal requirements of having the flexibility to provide door-to-door deliveries and online tracking. This can give individuals and businesses the advantage of offering a more personable experience tailored to the customer’s needs.


At McLintock, no matter the mode of transportation, we keep you updated and in the loop with shipping information and professional expertise to optimise your freight objectives. When it comes to those tricky perishable goods and fragile items, road transport services are often a preferred choice and provides individuals with the peace of mind that their goods won’t be damaged during their journey from A to B.  


Railroad Transport

Railroad transport utilises freight trains to deliver large goods like freight containers, machinery and commodities like coal, metal ores and grain across long distances via railroads. Railroad transport is arguably one of the best ways to transport bulk cargo across vast distances without being disrupted by weather conditions or pesky traffic. This allows for exceptional cost-efficiency and the optimisation of your time.  Unlike shipping via air freight, railroad transport has greater capacities for bulk carrying, and currently, more than 80% of rail transports are bulk goods—meaning you can deliver more at a lower cost. Not only is railroad freight forwarding cost-effective, reliable, and time-efficient, but it may surprise you that it is also environmentally friendly. Trains are proven to burn less fuel than aeroplanes, boats and cars, making railroad transport a greener and cleaner transport option.


Overall Benefits of Land-Based Freight Forwarding:

  • Highly cost-effective
  • Reliable and time-efficient
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Well suited for short and long-distance freight forwarding
  • Flexible and personable
  • Bulk carrying and small freight capacities


If you or your business are looking to send rail freight from Sydney, Perth or Melbourne, our land-based freight forwarding capabilities include: 

  • Parcels and documents
  • Cartons
  • Skids
  • Pallets
  • Breakbulk and bulk cargo
  • Full truckloads (FTL) and less than truckloads (LTL)
  • Full container loads (FCL) and less than container loads (LCL)
  • Heavy haulage and oversized goods


Whether you require railroad transport or road transport services in Perth or across Australia, McLintock is here to provide you with the best freight forwarding option to suit your needs with over ten years of experience and expertise to deliver. 

If you require any further information on our land-based freight forwarding services, please get in touch with our professional team and chat about what we can do for you at McLintock.