Load to truck ratios have significant impact to higher carrier costs and often play a role in limited capacity in major markets.
The simplest explanation of a full truckload shipment is a shipment where you pay for all of the visible loading space on a trailer. The solution however can vary depending on the cargo, equipment, and person you are talking to. For shippers these nuances can be a little confusing at times. In this article we are going to try and simplify it a little bit.
A partial truckload shipment is a type of shipment where you only take up part of the trailer's hauling capacity. In freight shipping there are two limits that must be considered. The first is weight and the second is space. Typically a trailer will have 48' to 53' feet of linear space that can be loaded with up to 45,000 lbs of cargo. These two factors can vary by trailer. A partial shipment only takes up part of this capacity. Usually, a shipment is considered a partial if it is taking 50% or less of the trailers weight or space.
In the LTL freight world there are different kinds of carriers. Often these carriers will look the same. In general they all provide the same type of transportation but can be categorized based on the area they serve or the way they move your freight. A smart shipper is aware of the nuances and uses this knowledge to make informed purchasing decisions for his or her company.
LTL freight shipping is the most common form of freight shipping in the US. LTL shipments, generally speaking, are between 150 lbs and 10,000 lbs and under 12 linear feet. There are many options for shippers to move there freight. The decision of which way to go can depend on a number of factors. To help in your decision making process we have put together this list of advantages.
An LTL freight broker is a intermediary between the freight shipper and the freight carrier. The broker adds value to the transaction in various ways. In this article we will discuss what an LTL freight broker is and how they can help you.
Throughout the shipping process you are most certainly going to have to call into the LTL carrier a few times. Understanding the roles associated with LTL shipping can make the experience better for you and the carrier. In this article we will go over some basic tips on working with carriers.
Sometimes the difference between your shipment going well and being a complete frustration depends on the way you schedule the pickup. Scheduling pickups with LTL carriers is a routine task but there are a few tips we can offer that can help avoid frustrating issues.
Tracking and tracking shipments is a pretty routine part of LTL shipping. If you are new to shipping or just looking to make tracking easier, these tips might be helpful.
So you have something to ship from your home or residential business that is too big for a parcel and too small for a big truck. LTL freight shipping is a great solution for this. There are a few things you'll want to know about scheduling your pickup with the LTL carrier. One very important thing is to give as much advance notice as possible. It will make all the difference in your shipping experience.