Freight Shipping Terms

July 29, 2020

Freight Shipping Terms:

Bill of Lading (BOL)

LTL (Less than Truckload)

And TL (Truckload)

And the differences between these 2 Transportation Modes will vary,

the Most Common Difference is with LTL your shipment is only using part

of a 53 Van space, while a FTL (Full Truckload) can take up to that 53 foot van space and weigh up the estimated 43,000 pound limit.

In LTL, if you are shipping certain goods frequently, you may have a Freight Class and NMFC code that applies for you shipment. In addition, and with some Freight Classes being Density-Based please always provide in FULL, your Shipments details- weight for every pallet, dimensions (length x width x height in inches) and weight per pallet, so that we can help you to determine the correct class.

The Freight Class System Created by NMFTA (National Motor Freight Trucking Association) is commonly used by some carriers.

Delivery Services (especially for LTL) include many of the following:

Lift-Gate

Residential

Limited Access

Delivery Appointment Required

Pro-Active Notification

Cargo Insurance (Please always provide your shipments’ Value and if the goods are new or used for this quote).

Cargo Insurance is for the portion of your Shipment’s Value above the Carrier’s Liability and will vary in cost.

Please contact the Shipping Emporium at 434-990-4144 or 703-304-8170

Please contact us any time if you need a Freight Quote.

If you need help with a Shipment or if you have any questions about the Above.

Thank you!

The Shipping Emporium