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LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD

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Is LTL (Less Than Truckload) the right solution for your shipping needs? Review our list of F.A.Q’s below if you have questions or talk to one of our experts today.

WHAT DOES LTL FREIGHT MEAN?

If your freight is larger than a parcel shipment but will not fill an entire truckload trailer, more than likely, you need an LTL service.

Using an LTL option for freight needs is an economical way to ship goods that weigh anywhere around 100 – 10,000 pounds and can be stacked on a small quantity of pallets.

How does LTL shipping work?

LTL is a cost-effective way to send large or heavy objects in relatively small quantities. An LTL shipment is combined with other small freight shipments from multiple shippers to complete a full truckload.

How are LTL freight shipment costs estimated for a quote?

LTL freight pricing is based on the package dimensions, travel distance, location types, and the shipping freight class.

How many pallets are considered for LTL freight?

In most cases, if you have less than 12 pallets of goods to ship.

How to get the best LTL rates?

To get the best LTL shipping rates be sure to compare quotes from multiple freight carriers. Using SHC Logistics to search shipping quotes makes it easy to find rates all in one place.

How Should LTL Freight Be Prepared For Shipment?

There are a few factors to keep in mind when preparing freight for shipment
to eliminate damage and miscommunication.

DIMENSIONS

To receive the most accurate quote and avoid delays with the freight carrier always measure the length, width, and height of your shipment. LTL carriers need accurate measurements to provide the best quote and to utilize trailer space for multiple freight shipments.

To receive the most accurate quote and avoid delays with the freight carrier always measure the length, width, and height of your shipment.

LTL carriers need accurate measurements to provide the best quote and to utilize trailer space for multiple freight shipments.

DOCUMENTATION

A BOL (Bill of Lading) is required for all freight shipments. This document provides all the necessary details related to the shipment. The BOL serves as a receipt for the items being shipped and helps the carrier process the freight efficiently.

A BOL (Bill of Lading) is required for all freight shipments. This document provides all the necessary details related to the shipment. The BOL serves as a receipt for the items
being shipped and helps the carrier
process the freight efficiently.

PACKAGING

Properly secure all goods by placing the heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on top. Be sure to protect edges and corners by fitting items tightly together. Taking these precautions will reduce damages from occurring.

Properly secure all goods by placing the heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on top. Be sure to protect edges and corners by fitting items tightly together. Taking these precautions will reduce damages
from occurring.

PICKUP

Shippers are expected to have all freight prepared and ready for pick-up. Freight carriers are not required to wait; therefore, all items need to be ready upon carrier arrival. If freight carriers need to return next day, it can result in fees due to a second pickup attempt.

Shippers are expected to have all freight prepared and ready for pick-up. Freight carriers are not required to wait; therefore, all items need to be ready upon carrier arrival.

If freight carriers need to return next day, it can result in fees due to a second pick-up attempt.

SHC Logistics is the single-source solution for your LTL logistical needs.
Our comprehensive service allows you to experience peace of mind.

SHC Logistics is the single-source solution for your
LTL logistical needs. Our comprehensive service
allows you to experience peace of mind.

Enjoy expert management of your shipments from start to finish,
from one place, with a single point of contact

Enjoy expert management of your shipments from
start to finish, from one place, with a single
point of contact