LTL Services (Less Than Truckload)

What are LTL (Less Than Truckload) Services?

LTL FREIGHT is a shipping strategy that combines partial loads, even one pallet at a time, to create full multi-stop truckloads. This improves efficiency. It also creates opportunities for you to reduce your costs when we help you find the best shipping rates. Cost tends to be based on space used, the class of items being shipped and the weight and dimensions for each – Crate, Skid, Pallet or Box. As a freight broker, we sort through options of various freight companies to get you the best freight quotes. Whether you need standard, expedited, or guaranteed LTL freight shipping, we strive to be the absolute best TL (Truckload) or LTL (Less Than Truckload) provider that we can be.

The importance of your shipment’s weight and dimensions are critical for LTL and Truckload services both. Also, we must assume that your shipment is Non-stackable unless you tell us that it is stackable. You need to (or your shipper will need to) weigh your shipment on a scale and use a tape measure to find Each pallet- length x width x height. Your quotes will be more accurate with the correct information on each Pallet or Crates weight and length x width x height.

If you would like a freight quote, please fill out our online form or give us a call today at (434) 990-4144.

How does The Shipping Emporium provide freight services?

The Shipping Emporium is a “Freight Transportation Broker” also known as a “Freight Forwarding Company.” We are licensed and fully experienced at sourcing the best carriers for your shipment, within the United States and some in Canada (and US Territories). At the Shipping Emporium, we can get you the absolute best Freight Quotes for LTL and TL services, both.

Finding a Truck at your desired rate for LTL services can be challenging. If a lift-gate is needed, sometimes even more so. If you have loading docks and forklifts and/or pallet jacks, this can also help to reduce shipping or receiving-day stress and anxiety. Many freight customers feel that it is more convenient for the trucking company to remember to bring a lift-gate. However, this is often easier said than done. Your forklift or pallet jack could be a way to reduce some of your costs for shipping freight.

We provide you with the best shipping rates by helping you consider these and many more factors, and by knowing the industry. You can now us our online TMS for Running your own LTL Freight quotes and to compare many rates in our online Freight Calculator.

How do I prepare my LTL Shipment?

LTL Shipments will be handled multiple times before reaching their final destination. It’s required that (for LTL shipping) that you load your goods onto pallets or Crates so chances of damage are minimized. To get your shipment ready for transit, you should take a close look at the dimensions, invoice or packing list, labeling and how to correctly Load and Unload your shipment.

Please let us know in advance about any special requirements for your shipment.

OVER-Length, EXPEDITED, HAZ-Mat, Protect from Freeze, or Temperature-Controlled.

If your shipment is 96 inches or more (over-length) , or has any of these special requirements we will need to offer you a Spot-Quote which also allows The Shipping Emporium to find out more about your special requirements, and the best option for you. Please email or call us at or 434-990-4144.

We hire the following top LTL Freight Carriers (our independent freight carrier network is significantly larger):

  • Ward Trucking
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • YRC Freight
  • SAIA Freight Line
  • ABF Freight (ARC Best)
  • Clear Lane
  • Front Line
  • Central Freight Lines
  • AND Many More LTL Carrier partners.