What is LTL?
LTL is short for less-than-truckload. It’s one of the most efficient ways to ship your freight and it offers a great value. Typically, LTL shipments contain more than 1 pallet but less than a truckload. LTL shipments can be transported using major conglomerate carriers or smaller, regional carriers.
When to use LTL?
If you require freight services because your cargo exceeds parcel limits, or parcel prices are too high, LTL shipping is a great choice. You will need to have your cargo palletized and protected. In most cases, larger carriers handle your freight more often, between hubs, whereas smaller carriers handle your freight less frequently as they have less hubs and more direct, regional routes.
Why should you choose MoveFreight?
You need to choose services that work best for your needs. We can help you make the best choice! We add value to your business by making it easy for you to track and book your shipment. We will give the utmost care to the carrier choice according to your preferences and concerns surrounding transport time, cargo hubs, and insurance. We have many, long-term, satisfied customers who rely on us for our personal touch and careful consideration when moving their freight.
LTL Shipping Cost Considerations
The greater the distance, the higher the charges.
Freight class is determined is determined through National Motor Freight Classification guidelines. Roughly, the less dense and/or more valuable your freight is, the higher the class. We can help you determine the class of your cargo as needed.
Most shipments are dock to dock with the shipper loading the freight and the consignee unloading the freight. Extra services such as lift gate, pallet jack, inside pick-up or delivery, and limited access pick-up or delivery incur additional charges.