Long Island Trucking

Long Island Trucking

Long Island trucking is the sensible, economical choice for transporting large inventories. Full truck load or less than full load is accomodated. Transnational Logistics primarily covers New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Keep in mind that Long Island trucker freight is transported through a complex routing system in New York as compared to other regions of the country. Aside from congested areas of the city, there are weight and height regulations that should be considered. Specifications for Long Island and New York trucking companies can even vary between counties.

The tractor trailer is the standard type for heavy load trucks. The vehicle features a single forward axle with two wheels. There are three axles with four to six wheels on each axle. The result is the 18-wheeler, which is known for transporting flatbeds and tanks.

Trucking History

The arrival of Long Island trucking has been greatly advantageous for industries across the board. Transportation methods themselves experienced an overhaul. Prior to trucks and other vehicles, goods could only be moved across the U.S states by horses and railroad. A new realm of mobility emerged with trucking, especially for the military. This went hand-in-hand with the development of highways and other roadways. 

CB Radio

In the 1970s, long before cell phones, the CB radio became widely popular for truckers making long trips across the country. It even became a part of trucking culture. While modern technologies have replaced many of its functions, CB (citizens band) is still practical for the industry. In extremely rural regions of the United States, this radio communication is reliable for when cell phone service is lacking. This is also vital for emergency help and warnings during hazardous conditions.

Industry Trucking Terminology

Bill of Lading

This is a document that states the specifics of the goods to be transported in Long Island trucking. It may include information such as dimensions, size, weight, box count and where the load is going. Those unfamiliar with the word “lading” may believe this is a typo at first glance. But it is indeed the correct spelling and should not be confused with “landing.” In fact, “lading” actually means “loading.”


You've most likely seen these at loading docks. Many times freight is secured on the pallet and delivered to a business. Sometimes these simple yet helpful items are left behind. Usually they are comprised of wood, though pallets are also manufactured from other materials as well. Some are plastic or metal. This really depends on the merchandise and industry.


Hazardous materials that if not handled correctly will cause harm, injury or death. These are substances that are flammable, toxic or potentially explosive. Included in this group are fireworks, chemicals and gases. The materials in question are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency. Transport is regulated by the Dept of Transportation. Labels of various classifications can be seen on trucks and gas tanks.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

The policies for transportation are maintainted by this Government agency. All modes of transport in the country (air, highways, railroad, waterways) are regulated by the DOT. Each U.S state has its own DOT.

Lift Axle

When trailer is loaded, an additional axle may be necessary. The part is mounted to the air spring suspension, which raises axle when not in use.

Breakaway Valve

Located between tractor and trailer. This valve is used to cut off air going to trailer if pressure drops below 60 lbs.


The framework of a vehicle. This includes the axles, engine, suspension and wheels. It is usually considered to be the bottom of the car or truck and exludes the body.