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Carrier Lanes

Carrier Lanes

The term "lanes" is used interchangeably to refer to carrier lanes, freight lanes and shipping lanes. Learn what lanes are and why they matter.

What are Carrier Lanes?

When referring to carrier lanes, one may be referencing anything from a freight lane, trucking lane or shipping lane. In each case, the lane refers to the route routinely served by the carrier.

Establishing lanes in which they operate reduces waste for LTL carriers, independent operators and large retail trucking operations. It’s a lot more cost effective to operate in a dedicated lane instead of trying to serve everyone everywhere with the same fleet of vehicles.

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We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table when it comes to freight shipping services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.

Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.

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Regional Ltl Carrier Lanes

Not all carriers operate nationally. Many LTL carriers operate within a fixed region of the country where they have established lanes. One of the advantages of working with a freight broker like FreightCenter is that we work with both national and regional LTL carriers. Sometimes, you can save money by booking a regional carrier that is working its lane effectively.

National Ltl Carrier Lanes

National LTL carriers establish lanes that operate within defined regions as well as long haul lanes that traverse those regions and carry freight a great distance. A shipment may start within a carrier’s regional lane and be moved to a hub from which a long haul truck picks it up to take it across the country.

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