LTL Freight Shipping
FreightShipping.com specializes in (LTL) less than truckload shipping. Less than truckload shipping is any freight shipment over 100lbs that does not fill up an entire truck. Finding the right LTL carrier has never been easier with our knowledgeable freight agents and instant shipping calculator. We allow you to compare hundreds of carriers and prices all in one place. FreightShipping.com has spent years building relationships with the top shipping carriers, negotiating the best rates and passing the savings on to you! We transport LTL shipments to anywhere in the continental U.S., Canada and Mexico, and even overseas.
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Common LTL Shipments
- Furniture and household items
- Engines and automobile parts
- Construction materials and equipment
- Small business equipment
- Tradeshow or exhibit materials
- Food Products
- Raw Materials
How does LTL Shipping Work?
Shipping freight via LTL allows you to purchase unused space on a truck. As opposed to full truckload, you only pay for the space you use. With our extensive list of carriers we are able to find you competitive pricing from specialized, trusted carriers. Shipping carriers have strategically placed terminals where they consolidate their truck’s freight to be picked up and delivered in the best way possible. In LTL shipping, freight will often be moved from one truck to another to be shipped with other freight that is bound for your destination. Shipping LTL with FreightShipping.com allows you to quote, deliver paperwork, book your shipment, and track your shipment all in one location.
LTL freight companies use trucks with enclosed vans, which protects your cargo from the elements of heat, rain and snow. While most enclosed trucks are not temperature controlled, there are some carriers who do provide refrigerated LTL services. These trucks have roll up doors for easy access to the trailer, but not all of them have lift-gates. Lift gates allow the driver to easily move freight on and off trucks. Lift gates are required for residential addresses or any other locations that do not have a dock. A dock lets the driver back the truck up to a flush surface so freight can be easily rolled on and off with a pallet jack or forklift. Carriers keep a pallet jack in their trucks so they can adjust the freight as necessary. Often times, freight is moved from truck to terminal and back on a truck, and some times this happens quite often. During transit from the pickup location to the destination, LTL freight that is headed to the same area is consolidated.