Category: LTL

Navigating the LTL Freight Landscape: Understanding Carrier Types & Their Impact

Have you ever been curious about the captivating choreography of logistics? How your latest e-commerce indulgence or that crucial piece of machinery for your business travels miles to reach you? If yes, then you’re about to embark on a fascinating journey. Welcome to the dynamic world of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping. A realm where your small […]

Written by on July 14, 2023

A Comprehensive Guide to LTL & Truckload Accessorials

Section I: Introduction Logistics and freight transportation can often seem daunting, not least due to the wide variety of terms and jargon. Among the most commonly misunderstood are accessorial charges. Accessorial charges (often called simply accessorials) are additional fees carriers charge for services extending beyond standard pick-up and delivery. These may include waiting times, lift-gate […]

Written by on July 7, 2023

As Trucking Goes Green, Shippers Turn to LTL Transportation

The transportation industry stands at a crossroads – needed to balance sustainability and necessity. As society confronts the pressing realities of climate change and environmental impact, it’s clear that our actions today will shape the world of tomorrow. According to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency, transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas […]

Written by on June 15, 2023

Know Your LTL Classification: How to Avoid Reclassifications that Cost You Money

For today’s shippers, determining freight class can be a high-stakes affair. By following a few simple guidelines, shippers can ensure that they get their freight classification right on the first try, rather than endure costly reclassifications. Though it seems complex, through education and ultimately experience these processes can be easily attended to and shippers can […]

Written by on June 5, 2023

5 Reasons to Become an LTL Freight Agent

In today’s fast-paced, globalized world, the logistics industry has emerged as a crucial component of international trade and e-commerce, driving the growth of the freight brokerage market at an unprecedented pace. Unsurprisingly, many professionals are eyeing opportunities in this sector, particularly in the role of Less Than Truckload (LTL) freight agents. LTL freight agents play […]

Written by on May 4, 2023

The Benefits of Less than Truckload (LTL) Shipping

With any shipping decision, options must be weighed to align with company priorities. What is most important? A critical on-time delivery? Cost-savings? Mitigating market volatility? Perhaps it’s the security of your product. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer; each customer and each shipment is different, and the benefits will differ, too. In this article, we will provide […]

Written by on April 20, 2023

Why LTL Accessorials at Pickup and Delivery Matter: Residential, Liftgate, and More

Freight shipping is a complex and constantly evolving industry with a wide range of challenges that need to be addressed to ensure that goods are transported efficiently from one place to another. Less than truckload (LTL) shipping offers many benefits and can be a cost-effective option for shippers, but it requires keen attention to detail. […]

Written by on March 31, 2023

What is Concierge-Level LTL Shipping?: The Power of Customized Service

Logistics and transportation is complex, especially when it comes to LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipping. LTL is a great option for businesses that need to ship smaller-sized freight, but there are multiple challenges to quoting, booking, and tracking LTL. Having a trusted partner who understands the nuances of LTL and can provide a high level of personalized, […]

Written by on March 16, 2023

Five Misconceptions About LTL Freight Shipping

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is an essential component of a well-rounded transportation strategy, yet LTL is often overlooked as a viable option. When truckload rates are low and predictable, as they were in November 2022 at a low of $1.67 per mile, shippers are less likely to consider alternative shipping options. However, truckload spot rates have […]

Written by on March 10, 2023

How to Choose the Best LTL Freight Broker Solutions for Your Supply Chain

With the American LTL market projected to hit a staggering $104.8 billion in 2023,  shippers have more options than ever for LTL transportation solutions. However, not all LTL transportation solutions providers are created equal. With more options than ever, how can shippers know which transportation solutions provider suits their logistics needs? For shippers looking to […]

Written by on March 6, 2023