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Types of Freight

Your Freight Specialist will attempt to help you decide which of the following types of freight services will best meet your needs.

 

LTL or "Less Than a Truck Load"

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The most popular means of transporting freight.

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Typically the least expensive means of transporting a shipment

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Ideal for well packed items that weight up to approximately 8,000 pounds

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Many major US carriers offering nationwide services

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Predicable, reliable and timely.

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Average delivery 3 - 7 day. However this is not guaranteed

Partial Truck Load

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Economical means of moving a medium size load

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Often booked by volume and or running feet of truck

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Partitioned

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Same truck pickup and same truck delivery

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TL or "Truck load"

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More often than not a load that is greater than 8,000 pounds or  requires a large volume of space needed.

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Sometimes used for medium size load that the shipper does not want unloaded and reloaded as it would be with LTL. The truck that picks up the shipment will be the same one that delivers it.

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In many cases the time of transit is less with a dedicated truck (it's faster than LTL)

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Can also be used it the items would other wise require packing. Medium size loads may cost more than an LTL shipment, but they will remain on the same truck and the shipper avoids having to fully pack everything.

Air Ride Truck Load or partial Truck Load

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Air ride provides a softer ride than a standard freight truck

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Used when the items being shipped are delicate and not packed to withstand the rougher ride of a freight truck.

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Services are less frequent and more expensive

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Blanket Wrap or Van Move

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Blanket wrap services or Van Move is used for items that have not been boxed packed or crated.

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It is often used for one or a few pieces of furniture that have not been packed by the shipper

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This service is more often than not more expensive than LTL

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Service is much slower as these truck route themselves across the country

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Air Freight

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Best for smaller shipments that are very dense in weight.

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Can be less  expensive than LTL if the weight is dense.

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Knowing the correct size is important. An variation could result in a change of rate and billing.

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Expedited Freight Services

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Expedited freight can be moved at high speed (not guaranteed)

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Expedited freight provides delivery within a widow of time that is very predictable.

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Times can be arranged for 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -5 day delivery

Guaranteed Delivery Freight Services

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Quarantined freight will be delivered on or before the time contracted for. If the delivery is late, you will be reimbursed for the difference between the guaranteed price and the standard or non guaranteed rate.

Rail - Freight Services by Rail

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Special Services - Motorcycle Shipping

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Motorcycles may be shipped either LTL (Requires you to have it crated) - or -

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Special Services - Other

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Motorcycles may be shipped either LTL (Requires you to have it crated) - or -

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Special Services - Other

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Motorcycles may be shipped either LTL (Requires you to have it crated) - or -

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International Shipping - Container Load (CL) & Less Than a Container Load (LCL)

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