Less Than Full Truckload – LTL
How many hours do you spend comparing carriers and rates? Instead of managing freight by yourself, share the load with us. We make quoting less than truckload (LTL) freight shipments fast and easy. Get a list of competitive shipping rates from LTL contract carriers with our self-service online tools, or work directly with a freight shipping expert who will help you every step of the way.
For heavy or large LTL shipments, it may be cost-effective to consider volume services or partial truckload. Regardless of the service you choose, you’ll benefit from access to our shipping experts and online tools to plan, execute and track your shipping.
Benefits of LTL shipping
- Easily compare LTL shipping quotes from the nation’s best contract carriers
- Pick from options like same or next-day LTL shipping, expedited delivery and guaranteed services
- Receive solutions for your project freight
- Experience the convenience of a dedicated freight expert to assist you every step of the way
What if I have a time-sensitive shipment?
We offer expedited and guaranteed services. We can also accommodate services beyond typical dock-to-dock transportation including; liftgates, non-commercial shipping, notification options and inside pickup and delivery.
LTL shipping is ideal for businesses who have freight shipments less than 15,000 pounds. We offer real-time shipment tracking and equipment for all load sizes to help manage your business with confidence.
How much does it cost to ship LTL freight?
LTL freight rates vary based on a number of factors including the type of freight being shipped (freight class), as well as its dimensions and the distance it will travel. LTL shipping allows multiple shippers to share space on the same truck. It is cost efficient, with multiple companies paying for their portion of trailer space.
How do I prepare my LTL shipment?
LTL shipments can be handled multiple times before reaching their final destination. It’s important to load the goods onto pallets or crates so chances of damage are minimized. To fully prepare an LTL shipment you should be taking a close look at the dimensions, documentation, packaging and labeling, and how to properly load and unload the shipment.
What are the LTL freight size limitations?
In most regions, freight loads that are wider than 8’ 6″ or taller than 13’ 6″ are considered oversized freight. These types of shipments will require special equipment. LTL shipments are typically shipped on pallets. Be aware of the correct pallet size needed for your shipment.