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The solar panel industry has been exploding as more people want to sever ties with electric companies. Whether you are shipping solar panels to stores or distributors, it pays to understand the logistics of the industry as well as your shipping options.

At Royal Transportation Services, we make it simple for you to explore bulk solar panel shipping that is both affordable and reliable.

Logistics of the Solar Panel Industry

You will find that there are a number of logistics to be aware of within the solar panel industry. Depending on the size of a project, a single building could require dozens of solar panels. These will need to be shipped to the site to ensure that installation can begin in a timely fashion. Solar panels are large and fragile, making them difficult to ship in just any packaging.

It requires a significant amount of planning to provide the necessary packaging and shipping. Often, oversized shipping will be necessary due to the overall size of the panels. You want to limit the amount of handling involved with panels, too, as a way of preventing breakage and other damage.

There’s another component to think about, too. Warehouse and storage space has to be taken into consideration as you want to make sure that distributors and installers have access to the panels when they need them. It takes time for solar equipment to ship across the country, so storage has to be a logistics consideration so that inventory is waiting for you.

With oversized shipping, storage, and route options, there are countless logistics to consider within the solar panel industry. The good news is that you don’t have to deal with it all on your own. At Royal Transportation Services, we have the professional expertise to provide you with supply chain and logistics management.

Modes of Transportation

Every business is different in terms of where routes begin and end. Your solar panel warehouse may be shipping all over the state, the country, or the globe. As such, you need to make sure that you are using modes of transportation that provide the necessary assistance for fast, affordable, and reliable shipping that takes good care of your panels.

Some of the common modes used for the solar panel industry include:

  • Trucking
  • Rail
  • Ocean freight

LTL (less than truckload) services can be used when you don’t have a significant amount of product while FTL (full truckload) can be used when you are at capacity. Intermodal shipping can be used, too, combining trucking and rail or ocean and trucking to get your products to the desired destination.

We have a network of carriers to help you accomplish all of your shipping goals. Additionally, we can help to support your growth expansion plans to help you with routing shipments anywhere they need to go.

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Why Choose Royal Transportation

Royal Transportation Services has a significant amount of experience within the solar panel industry. We can provide the necessary recommendations to help you save money and time with all of your shipping needs. We can help you with more comprehensive packaging to avoid damage in transit while also recommending the best modes of transportation to ensure that product arrives when you have promised it to your distributors.

In this industry, it’s highly competitive. If you cannot provide guaranteed shipping dates, it can make it hard for distributors to trust you. We’ll show you how you can track shipments every step of the way and pass shipping savings onto the end-users.

Learn more about the logistics of the solar panel industry by contacting us today. Our 24/7 logistics team can assist you through and through.