Do Carriers Limit Size When It Comes to LTL Freight?

Perhaps one of the biggest questions asked when it comes to LTL freight is what if any size restrictions the carriers enforce. Although you are going to find that most carriers have their own rules concerning how small or for that matter how large any shipment they carry can be, most LTL carriers tend to stick to as this helps them to take care of the highest number of customers and keep their prices down.

The Average LTL Freight Weighs Less Than 10,000 Pounds

In most cases you will find that the LTL freight guidelines being used cover a single shipment as being between 100 and 10,000 pounds, although some carriers go as high as 20,000 pounds.  The average single shipment can be anywhere from a single skid to no more than six pallets in size. If you need more information on LTL load sizes, contact us and we can help explain how the system works and help you find carriers that will fit in with your needs.

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