To run your business efficiently, you need to make smart decisions to maintain control over your costs. When it comes to shipping goods, these strategic decisions can affect your bottom line in a big way. This is why LTL freight shipping is a popular option, delivering smaller sets of goods to their destination at the best price possible.
What is LTL?
LTL stands for “less than truckload”. LTL shipments usually weigh less than 20,000 lbs. In a standard full truckload delivery a customer would fill up the entire container and ship it to its destination. But at times there are deliveries that don’t require a full truck. It isn’t cost-effective to send a full truck out with empty space. This is how LTL shipping emerged. With strategic management, a truck can be filled with many different LTL shipments to make the most of the space.
How can it save you money?
If you have only a partial truckload shipment that you need to get out, you could either wait till you have enough items to fill a full truck or pay for the unused space. Neither option is ideal. By making an LTL shipment, the costs are split between all the LTL deliveries on board. This way you can keep your dollar maximized and pay for only what you need, while getting shipments out the door when they should.
Planning for an LTL Shipment
Because there are several different shipments on one truck, multiple stops could be required during the delivery process. These stops could be ahead of your shipment, so the delivery time could be slightly longer in some cases. It is best to plan ahead with LTL shipments so they can be on a truck sooner rather than later. Have your paperwork filled out and your delivery ready to go, and we will have your shipment on the truck as soon as possible so your delivery will arrive on time while still minimizing the costs. For rush deliveries, we recommend a full truckload to expedite the process.
LTL shipments can be made on both flat deck, flat bed and temperature controlled dry-van units. We have access to a wide range of equipment and partner carriers so we can ensure that you’re getting the best price and the best transit times. Contact us 1-604-757-2441 to get started, or request a free quote.