Carroll Trucking offers convenient warehousing services to our customers in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Our warehouses (distribution centers) in Norfolk offer 150k square footage of space, making it easy for you to safely & securely store your shipments. Our team offers organized and reliable handling of your goods at cost-effective prices for your business. Carroll Trucking offers short-term and long-term storage solutions – making it easy for you to store your goods with us for any period of time you need.
Our competitively priced freight trucking services include over the road (OTR) and local full truckload (FTL) and port drayage throughout the country.Request A Quote
When logistics centers and distribution centers operate inefficiently, it often falls to you, the client, to pay the difference. At Carroll Trucking, our experienced team optimizes your supply chain, reducing these costly inefficiencies. We offer cost-effective logistical warehousing solutions, so you can focus on growing your business.
What is Warehousing?
Warehousing is the storage of goods or materials, before they are shipped elsewhere or distributed. These storage facilities are commonly used to store recent imports, shipments awaiting distribution, raw materials, finished products, or anything in-between. The term “warehousing” typically encompasses receiving, storing, and distributing a business’s goods. Whether your business is looking for long-term or short-term storage, Carroll offers organized and reliable handling of your shipments.
What is Logistical Warehousing?
Some companies, like Carroll Trucking, also offer logistical services in combination with their warehouse operations. Logistics management allows our team to manage your business’s flow of goods or materials from start to finish. By utilizing our transloading, trucking, and cartage services in conjunction with warehousing, we can offer our clients trustworthy and stress-free supply-chain management. Using the same company throughout the entire shipping and distribution process helps to reduce lost or damaged shipments, and allows for thorough planning, reducing any inefficiencies.
What Are the Different Types of Warehouses?
1. Public Warehouses
A public warehouse offers space that can be leased or rented to multiple businesses with short-term storage needs. Renting space to multiple businesses offers flexible pricing, which can be adjusted as a business’s needs change. Many small businesses opt to use shared, public warehouse space as a cost-saving measure. This is also a great option for new businesses and start-ups who may not yet be sure what their warehousing needs will be.
Larger companies with private warehousing may also choose to utilize public warehouses for surplus or overflow storage. Some also use public warehousing to free up space in their own warehouses for reorganization or equipment upgrades. <
2. Private Warehouses
Private warehouses are owned by private companies – often large retail corporations, e-commerce businesses, or manufacturers. Purchasing this amount of space requires a significant amount of upfront capital but can offer major savings long-term for businesses who can afford them. Private warehouses can often be found near a business’s manufacturing facilities, or in areas where they do a large amount of business. Private warehouses allow companies to prepare a large amount of stock for an upcoming busy season, or keep product readily available in areas where there is a high level of demand.
3. Contract Warehouses
A contract warehouse manages the shipping, receiving, and storage of goods on a contract basis. A contract is agreed upon and signed, committing the business to renting a specific amount of space for the length of the contract. A long-term (multiple year) contract allows businesses to fix the cost of their warehousing needs for that amount of time. This setup offers an excellent solution for businesses with established warehousing needs, whereas businesses with constantly changing space requirements may find a shared, public warehouse will better meet their needs.
Depending on the warehouse, a contract relationship may also offer accommodation of specific requests from the tenant of the space. Conditions outlined in the contract may include leasing the entire space (as opposed to sharing with another business), or allowing the renting business’s staff to manage the day-to-day warehouse operations.
4. Distribution Centers
Distribution centers are built with the specific purpose of distributing large amounts of product to retailers. This warehousing option is utilized only for short-term storage needs. Depending on the type of product being distributed, a shipment may be at a distribution center for less than a day. These facilities are crucial to the supply chain – taking product that arrives in large amounts and distributing the shipments directly to the retailers in need of product.
Why Choose Carroll Trucking Warehousing?
Carroll Trucking offers convenient warehousing services to our customers in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Our warehouses and distribution centers in Norfolk, nearby the Port of Virginia, offer 150k square footage of space, making it easy for you to safely & securely store your shipments. Our team offers organized and reliable handling of your goods at cost-effective prices. Carroll Trucking offers short-term and long-term storage solutions – so your business can store goods with us for any period of time you need.
At Carroll we offer full-service solutions to our clients. By utilizing a combination of our asset-owned trucking, cartage, warehousing, and drayage services, we can handle your shipment from start to finish. Whether your shipment arrives via truck, ship, rail, or plane – our systems can safely handle the pickup, delivery, warehousing, and distribution of your goods.
A Full Service Solution
Carroll’s trucking services, combined with our warehousing options, creates a seamless supply chain for your product. Our trucking services can transport your shipment anywhere in the continental United States. By utilizing a combination of our trucking and cartage services, we can handle your shipment from start to finish. Whether your shipment arrives via truck, ship, rail, or plane – Carroll’s full-service trucking systems can safely handle the pickup, delivery, warehousing, and distribution of your goods.
- 170K sqft of Gated Secure Warehouse Space
- Palletized and Crated Freight
- Floor Loaded Freight
- Baled Commodities
- Heavy Lift
- Hazmat Certified
- Trusted WMS System
- Long Term or Short Term Options
Carroll Trucking is an asset-based trucking company, meaning we own the equipment we use. This ensures that equipment used for shipping & warehousing is up to our standards, and reduces costs associated with renting equipment that clients often have to bear.
- 170K Sq footage
- Warehouse management services
- Surveillance systems