Will More Than One Trucking Company Carry My LTL Shipment?
“If I hire an LTL trucking company to carry my LTL shipment will they be the only ones to carry it or will it be handled by several different carriers before it reaches its destination?” The answer to this is going to be based on what you are shipping, where it is going and what type of shipping arrangements you have made with the carrier. For the most part your shipment will be handled by one company from your loading docks to your customer.
You are going to find that there will be times when you may need to make arrangements for an over the road carrier to deliver your shipment to the nearest local depot and then use a local carrier to make the final delivery. In the business this is known as zone skipping and while not all carriers will do this, you will find that if necessary LTL Freight Shipping can help you find carriers that will work with you in any way they can to make sure your load is delivered.