So, what is Less Than Truckload shipping and when should I use it?

There are a lot of factors when thinking about freight shipping. And the assessment of each factor can help move you toward the most efficient and cost effective shipping method based on your customer needs.

Some of the factors involved with freight are freight dimensions (made up of length, width and height), freight classification and special services (Blanket wrap, headload, expedited, etc) are all things to consider when choosing a shipping method.

So, when deciding between the less than truckload (LTL) shipping and full truckload (TL) methods is often the hardest choice, but it doesn’t have to be. Give us a call 1-800-889-8583 or request a free shipping quote today.

What are Less than Truckload (LTL) and Full Truckload (TL)?

When transporting freight that does not require the entire space of a truck iis called less than truckload (LTL) shipping, whereas full truckload (TL) shipments take up the space or weight limit of an entire trailer. Depending on your specific freight requirements, one option is likely better than the other.

A Closer Look at Less than Truckload (LTL) Shipping:

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping allows multiple shippers to share the allowed space on the same truck. It can be very cost efficient, with multiple companies paying for the space they use on the trailer. The less than truckload (LTL) shipping option is ideal for companies who have freight shipments less than 15,000 pounds.

To protect items while in transit, we at Zip Xpress work incredibly hard to optimize and consolidate goods with special packaging and load optimization.

There are pros and cons to each shipping option depending on your freight. When determining whether less than truckload (LTL) shipping or full truckload (TL) is best for your shipping requirements, give us a call 1-800-889-8583 or request a free shipping quote todayWhether you have been shipping freight for many years or this is your first time, we can assist you.