Less-than-truckload trucking, or LTL, is when a truck contains shipments from more than one customer. Defined as transporting freight that is larger than parcel and smaller than truckload, LTL shipments usually weigh more than 150 lbs, but less than 20,000 lbs.
The shared payload often leads to longer transit times for LTL trucking, since shipments aren't always going to the same place but are located along the same route. LTL trucking is generally a fraction of the cost of employing a full truckload for a shipment, as shipping costs are usually determined by dimensional weight to increase load capacity.
CAN I SAVE MONEY WITH LTL TRUCKING?
You will definitely save money, especially with a 3PL on your side. Carriers have routes or “lanes”—a lane or route regularly taken by a transportation company or carrier—that they run daily. They often have destinations that have lower demands, and this lack of demand can save you a lot if it's on the way. Our established relationships with the top carriers will be a network you can tap into by partnering with FreightCenter.
HOW DO I USE LTL TRUCKING?
Scheduling LTL is easy when you use our online quote—just plug in your information and voila! You'll be given a list of carriers to choose from. Let us know if you have special shipping requirements. After you've found the best carrier and price for your needs, we will generate all the paperwork and do all the billing and scheduling for you. We're here to help you ship while you grow your business.
If you are unsure who best fits yours needs, let FreightCenter help. Contact us today at 800.716.7608 with your LTL trucking shipments and see what we can do for you.