Less Than Truckload (LTL) Freight Services
Less than truckload (LTL) freight shipping, known as LTL, can be a daunting task for shippers of varying degrees of knowledge. Shippers of less than truckload (LTL) freight shipments have to contend with confusing NMFC provisions such as freight classes that range from 50 to 500. Shippers also may not understand density based items as appointed by the NMFC. Certainly having a less than truckload (LTL) freight specialist manage your account can lessen the burden and make LTL freight shipping a breeze. Freight-Specialist will not only review your shipping needs, but offer solutions to maximize your freight shipping budget. Trust Freight-Specialist with all your less than truckload (LTL) freight shipping needs.
WHAT IS LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD (LTL) FREIGHT?
Less than truckload (LTL) freight shipping is the consolidation and transport of smaller freight shipments traveling in one general direction. Less than truckload (LTL) shipping lines such as YRC, Old Dominion, UPS and Federal Express all use terminals where shipments are further separated and ultimately delivered by local drivers. Less than truckload (LTL) freight shipments can range from 100 to 20,000 pounds and can occupy up to 12 linear feet of space on a common carrier with no issues or concerns about cubic capacity.
Heavier less than truckload shipments can qualify for volume or spot quotes (please ask your Freight-Specialist agent) if you think your shipment may qualify. Generally, less than truckload (LTL) freight shipping services are best suited for shippers who do not require the entire capacity of the truck or its exclusive, dedicated use. Pallets can range in size from standard 48 x 40 to odd sizes reaching lengths of 8 feet or more. Carriers sometimes offer varying degrees of LTL shipping discounts in less than favorable markets to help them position their equipment to better markets.
ABOUT OUR SPECIALTY SERVICES
Since Freight-Specialist is committed to working within our client’s budget, we go the extra mile to ensure competitive rates. One way we achieve this is by using owner-operator drivers. This allows flexibility for catered pricing, which then passes the savings onto our customers. When freight carriers compete for the customer’s business, the customer wins.
Freight-Specialist is unique in having been in the business for over 30 years, accumulating an extensive network of 8,000 LTL carriers. That’s over ten times the size of the average transportation company’s network!
Another advantage of our large network and experience is that our team is in constant contact with carriers all across the country, so if a full truckload carrier happens to have additional space in the trailer, Freight-Specialist gets alerted and our customers can take advantage of vastly reduced shipping rate.
We also offer discount rates for loads exceeding 5,000 pounds and/or 8 linear feet of space. We accomplish this by working with carriers that travel repeated routes and will often be able to accommodate our requests.
Freight-Specialist works with our client’s budget without sacrificing efficiency or quality. We can customize your transport needs by providing carriers that offer added services such as, lift-gate service at pickup or delivery, residential delivery, job-site pickup or delivery and other services catering to customers who are delivering or picking up at unconventional locations without loading docks or forklifts.
We offer one on one service with our customers, guaranteeing that you will be speaking with a less than truckload (LTL) freight expert who will help you through the process, from giving you tips on how to best package and secure your shipment.
Freight-Specialist has over 30 years experience in the transportation and trucking industry. Our freight experts know how to handle fragile and high value materials but without sacrificing fast transportation time and quality service. When shipments require special handling and arrangements Freight-Specialist has the most professional team trained to give your delicate shipment the white glove treatment.
Having an extensive network of carriers, we can offer shipping anywhere in North America with competent drivers that plan the best routes, maneuvering through terminals efficiently so that your shipment arrives in no time at all. Whether your shipment stays in state or crosses national borders in the continent, Freight-Specialist has you covered.
With our competitive rates and wide variety of cost-effective options designed to suit your shipping needs, Freight-Specialist can make sure your next less than truckload shipping is hassle free. Contact us today for a free LTL quote.