Freight Shipping Is Handled Differently TodayThis entry was posted on May 25, 2012
There was a time when there was only one main form of freight shipping and you had to pay very dearly for it whether you were shipping a single skid of your product or an entire truckload. Over time this proved to be far too expensive for most small and medium size businesses. This led to an outcry and the development of a new form of more affordable shipping.
Modern Freight Shipping Offers both LTL and FTLS Shipping Options
This new form of freight shipping is referred to as LTL or Less than Truckload shipping and was created just to meet the needs of those who need to ship smaller loads. The general consensus is that these companies will carry loads that range from 100 to 20,000 pounds and can be in one carton or up to six skids. If you find that you need this type of shipping, contact us and let us connect you with a reliable LTL freight carrier.
Cheap LTL Trucking Companies Are Not Always the Best ChoiceThis entry was posted on May 24, 2012
One of the biggest mistakes many companies make when they are looking at LTL trucking companies is that they think they are going to be saving money by going for the company with the cheapest rates. Then once they start using this super cheap company, they realize why their rates are so low is that their shipments end up taking weeks instead of days to arrive at their destinations.
Low Budget LTL Companies May Not Offer Good Customer Service
Of course when you use many of these low budget LTL trucking companies, you might as well forget about customer service and make sure that your shipments are well insured. If this is not how you want your products to be handled, you will find that all of the trucking companies in our network have been prescreened to ensure that you are going to get the best possible customer service along with the best possible rates.
Making Arrangements for Your LTL ShipmentThis entry was posted on May 23, 2012
If you run a smaller business that regularly ships out smaller loads such as single heavy items or one or two pallets at a time, there is no need for you to have to rent an entire truck to handle your load. This is going to cost you far more than you probably want to spend; the best way to deal with this is to make arrangements with the right company to handle every LTL shipment you have.
We Can Help You Find the Right Company to Handle Your LTL Shipment
What you are likely to find is that there is no one company the can handle an LTL shipment to everywhere. You are going to need to use more than one company to move your shipments all over the country. We can help you find a trucking company in our network or carriers that will be able to take each of your shipments to its final destination.
What Can I Do to Make Sure My LTL Freight Quote Is Accurate?This entry was posted on May 22, 2012
When it comes to getting the most accurate and in most cases the lowest LTL freight quote, there are a couple of things that most carriers we use will tell you that you can do. First and most importantly, you need to be able to tell them exactly how much your shipment weighs and the […]
Are LTL Trucking Companies Small Unknown Companies?This entry was posted on May 21, 2012
One of the frequent questions that we are asked regarding LTL trucking companies is whether they are all smaller trucking companies that no one has ever heard of. Or are some of them bigger names in trucking that are willing to haul smaller loads? You might be surprised to learn that although a large number […]