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What does LTL freight mean?
LTL freight is the most common form of trucking in the United States. This type of transportation is best suited for shipments that are under 12 linear feet and/or 10,000 lbs. Most LTL freight moves via common carriers.
Where can I get an LTL freight quote?
LTL carriers or LTL brokers
There are two basic places that you can get an LTL freight quote. One option is to get a rate from a carrier. Another option is to get a rate from a broker. Not all carriers and brokers are the same.
How do I determine my LTL freight class?
NMFC Classification System
Most LTL carriers use a system called the NMFC Classification system to catalog commodities into freight classes. These classes are based on density, handling, stowability and liability. Choosing the wrong class can be very costly.
What documents are part of my LTL shipment?
Freight Quote, BOL, POD and more
Documentation is a crucial aspect of freight transportation. The documentation involved in the transaction sets expectations, defines roles and tells the story of what happened. Good document management is a best practice for any business.
What special services can I add to my quote?
Limited Access, Guaranteed, Lift Gate and more
Many carriers offer special services to facilitate the pickup or delivery of cargo. Often these services take more time, increase risk or use scarce resources. As a result carriers charge extra for these services. Requesting them up front can avoid expensive rebills.