How Your Small Business Can Benefit From LTL Shipping

The term “LTL” is shipping-world lingo for less-than-load shipping. It involves shipping products without needing a full truckload, as there are smaller parcels involved, which means your product is one of several separate shipments on a single truck. It allows LTL carriers to ship more products for more clients in a manner that’s both efficient and cost-effective. In this blog post, we’ll examine why LTL shipping is an especially smart choice for small business owners. 1 - It’s a more secure shipping methods When you ship your products on a truck using less-than-load shipping, they’ll usually get loaded into crates [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:31+00:00April 22, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

4 Tips for Proper Trade Show Shipping

2020 wasn’t a good year for...well, quite a few industries, among them the trade show circuit. What had been a $101 billion business in 2019 ground to a halt when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Some companies chose to do virtual trade shows, waiting for the day when business would get back to normal. And when that day comes, it will help to be prepared when it comes to freight transportation for trade shows. Here are a few tips for making sure your exhibits arrive safely. 1 - Early planning Get an early start on planning for the trade show [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:31+00:00January 13, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Cold Weather Shipping

We face a lot of challenges when we try to travel during the winter. Road conditions, weather-related delays, the effect of snow and ice on our vehicles, these are all factors that can impact our journey. The same thing is true for transporting goods. Whether you’re using truckload or LTL shipping, there are certain issues you’ll need to contend with between November and April each year. It’s not just highways getting shut down and drivers becoming stranded at truck stops waiting for the weather to clear. Bad weather can cause businesses to close, further disrupting shipping. Here are a [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:31+00:00December 13, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

What is LTL Shipping?

In the shipping world, the abbreviation LTL stands for “less than load.” LTL shipping involves moving products without needing to have a full truckload, because there are smaller parcels involved, meaning there are multiple, separate shipments on a single truck. That means that LTL carriers can ship more goods for more clients in an efficient, cost-effective fashion. In this blog post, we’ll look at how less than load shipping works and how it can benefit you. LTL shipping can benefit you in the following ways. Savings The first big benefit of LTL shipping is savings. When you ship this [...]

By |2021-07-20T09:36:12+00:00November 15, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Are the Benefits of Air Freight Shipping?

At MoveFreight, we work with clients who want to ship by truck, train, sea and air. And while we’ll eventually devote blog space to all of these shipping methods, we want to focus today on air freight, and why it often pays to send your goods by plane. Read on to learn a few of the benefits of air freight shipping. 1 - It is the Quickest Option for Long Distance Compared to traveling by road, sea or rail, air transportation is the fastest solution. When you need something to get to its destination as quickly as possible, choose air [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:32+00:00October 17, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

6 Benefits of Rail Transport Shipping

Why is rail transport shipping beneficial? Trucking is a $700 billion industry, accounting for almost three-quarters of product shipments in the U.S. With that in mind, it’s easy to forget about a form of shipping that existed long before the first tractor trailer rolled off the assembly line: rail transport. In this blog post, we’ll look at a few of the benefits of shipping your goods by train. 1 - Rail transport shipping is a green shipping method Trucks use more fuel per ton mile than trains. A train can move a ton of freight 479 miles on a [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:32+00:00September 15, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LTL Shipping vs. Your Own Carrier

It’s one of the most common questions we get: Why should I use an LTL shipping company when I can just hire a trucking company? And we understand your hesitance. In this blog post, we’ll try to answer that question, along with some other common questions we hear about the LTL shipping world. Why pick an LTL carrier when I can just hire a trucking company myself? An LTL shipping company such as Move Freight contracts with larger, independent carriers who offer us discounted rates because of the volume of business we bring them. We can then pass those [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:32+00:00August 15, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Has COVID Affected the Shipping Industry?

Shipping and logistics has always been an industry sensitive to the going ons of the world. COVID-19, or coronavirus, has impacted nearly every industry in ways large and small, we are no exception. LTL shipping has always been valued for its flexibility compared to other shipping options. Delay in Administrative Affairs and Invoicing While this is certainly a case by case thing that depends on the company, as a whole, communications have become delayed or muddled from the disruption to various systems because of COVID. People working remotely when they are not accustomed to it, there may be changes [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:32+00:00July 14, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Should You Use Less Than Truckload Shipping?

Nowadays, many businesses operate on very tight margins and so figuring out areas where your dollar is not being stretched very far is critical to staying afloat. One of those areas, for many businesses, is shipping. When shipping over the road, there are really only two primary options that are used: full truckload shipping (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL) shipping. What is Less Than Truckload Shipping (LTL) Shipping? Less Than Truckload—or LTL, is ground freight transportation that doesn't take up an entire truck, hence the name less than truckload. The major benefit of LTL shipping is that you [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:25:32+00:00June 14, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments