How to get the best LTL rates?

Hello and Regards from The Shipping Emporium. We are a DBE and a SWAM certified business in Virginia under cert 701061.

Have us handle your Logistics while working with you on every detail of your LTL or TL shipment to ensure success, all at fantastic pricing? Give us a call to see if you could benefit or find more competitive rates and services. 

The dimensions (length x width x height, number of pallets or skids, and weight of your shipment are used to calculate density. Density is the relationship between how much room an item takes up and its weight. For example, a square inch of lead is much denser and thus heavier than a square inch of cork.

  • The density of your shipment is used to find your freight classification based on how many pallets, weight, and dimensions (Length x width x height).
  • In general, as you estimate freight costs, the higher the density of your shipment, the less it costs to ship.
  • Some (not all) of our Carriers offer Density Based Freight Classing. Ask us for more information. WE ARE A SWAM CERTIFIED TRUCKLOAD AND LTL (LESS THAN TRUCKLOADS) SERVICE provider.
  • We have many carriers available for LTL and TL shipping both. Carriers are more cautious due to COVID19 and providing your pickup and destination contact names and phone numbers for the BOL, along with any restricted pickup and delivery times really does help.

. We offer Great Rate and Customer Service too!

. We can make sure that your Truckloads or LTL service is Reliable and that every detail.

Is handled for you (From the BOLs, any Changes, calls to you and to the Pickup or Delivery agent at the Carriers, to ensure that you are always receiving the BEST and Most Reliable Customer service and Delivery.

For the Customers who like to “Run their Own LTL quotes” we can help with that too– as The Shipping Emporium is going live with our Online Rates for some LTL service in about 1-2 weeks. We have a Sign-up form on our website, or you can call us at (703) 304 8170 or (434) 990 4144 to get a rate.

You may be able to increase your firms’ chances for winning is you select our company as your sub-contracting partner.

The Shipping Emporium is your Reliable Freight Shipping Service. Please reach out for a Freight Quote soon as you can! 

You can count on us to handle every detail for you, from the BOLs, tracking and other important details. Transforming your shipping process to help your business grow, while making sure your clients are happy.

You are needing to ship pallets or Crates of- Heavy Equipment, Books, New Furniture and More. We will help you every step of the way to set up and arrange transportation for your heavy goods, AT THE BEST PRICING to all your customers.

Please provide the commodity or description, Number of pallets, weight and dimensions and pick up and destination. We have years of experience already setting up deliveries to: Public Universities, US Military Bases, and VA Dept of Corrections and other Agencies, and to Commercial Locations.

Please give us a call or drop us a line to see how we may be able to meet or exceed your expectations! We can also sub-contract with your company if that benefits your company on your contract with the Commonwealth, especially in competitive situations or when you are asked for your “Sub-contracting Plan”. Check out our webpage at shippingemp.com

Thank you and We look forward to speaking to you soon!!

Please let us know if you have any questions at all about our Services and how we may be able to Assist YOU!

THANK YOU!

 Jane Barnett The Shipping Emporium

www.shippingemp.com

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

DBE, SWAM AND MICRO CERTITFIED cert 701061 until October 2023.

Member: BBB- Of Central Virginia Accredited Member A +

CALL US at 703-304-8170 or 434 990 4144

 www.shippingemp.com

MC 852417     Duns 078483342    CAGE Code 78HM5

eVA Vendor 91829 and SWAM cert 701061

You need a truck today?

We are the Shipping Emporium, Small Woman, DBE & Micro-Business Certified.

We offer your company, a full range of – LTL (Less Than Truckload) and TL (Truckload) carriers for your heavy Domestic (or to and from Canada) – by truck.

1-You need a Truck for your pallet or Pallets today for your 150 pound- 44,000-pound shipment, who can you call that is speedy and Reliable?

2- You provide us your shipments information, dimensions, and weight and how many pallets or crates. Also, your pickup delivery addresses and services required (Accessorials) and we can provide you a rate. Also, for any heavy shipments over 5000 pounds or over 8 feet we handle all quotes for you.

3- You have some shipments that are smaller and would like to run your own quotes on our TMS system online? That is what The Shipping Emporium offers under “Client Login” if you can reach out or complete our NEW CUSTOMER form then your Login Credentials to our online TMS which is easy to use can be set up for you!

Our website is   www.shippingemp.com

4- When you have expedited, Time Critical, Deliveries to Prisons, Universities or US Military or Government Locations, or even to the United Nations we are experts at handling these pick ups and Deliveries for you!

5-We offer Full Truckload (Dry Van and Flat Bed) and Less Than Truckload (LTL) services with many carriers (including) – WARD, YRC, Southeastern, ABF, Frontline, Clear Lane, SAIA and Central Freight Lines.


Please Call us today and see what we can do for you.

Thanks,

Jane Barnett the Shipping Emporium 

MC 852417      Duns 078483342     CAGE Code 78HM5

eVA Vendor 91829 and SWAM cert 701061

We are also micro-business Certified.

DBE CERTIFIED, SWaM Certified


Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Central Virginia BBB Accredited Business

CALL US at 434 990 4144 or 703-304-8170

www.shippingemp.com

Cargo Insurance or Carrier Liability?

What is Cargo Insurance?

Freight Insurance (Cargo Insurance) is transactional. You can buy it from us along with your Freight. And it can be an important part of protecting your goods while in transit. Cargo Insurance should not be confused with Carrier Liability, which is usually limited and will not refund the full cost of the shipment in most cases.

Do you need fast Claims processing and resolution? Your claim (if you have one) is going to be faster with our 3rd party cargo insurance compared to going to file a cargo loss or damage claim with the Carrier. Please let us know the day before or the day of pick-up if you are needing Cargo Insurance, especially if your goods are higher value.

Protect your goods while in transit. Ask The Shipping Emporium for a Cargo Insurance Quote along with your Freight Quote. Our Cargo Insurance starts at $25 and is back by Avalon Risk Management Group.

The Shipping Emporium can be reached at 703-304-8170 or 434-990-4144 for more information.

SWaM and DBE Certified for you

Can your business find the right SWAM, DBE and Micro Vendor match?

Finding the right logistics partner for your University or Agency can be a challenge. We are the Shipping Emporium, located in Central Virginia yet handling Logistics for Clients (Business and Government Agencies) in all regions of the USA.

We are small and personable- we can answer any call or email in “Less than two business hours”!

To transform your shipping process from complex to a simple, faster, and cost-effective solution you need the right third -party logistic partner. Who understands your University or Agency? You may ask- “How do I find a ‘good rate’ for a carrier and also handle all of our Bill of Ladings, Scheduling pick-ups and deliveries, and also any other service issues”?

What Services for Our Agency or University do you Offer?

Full Truck Load (FTL), Less Than Truckload (LTL), Some International and Cargo Insurance. 40 and 20 Foot Storage Containers- NEW or USED.

What can you expect?

We are here to help your business grow and make your customers happy. And taking care of the whole shipping process. As a busy owner or manager, you need to focus on core areas of your business or agency. That is why you would probably enjoy a partner who would create your bill of landings, (BOL) schedule your pickups, track the orders and taking care of the invoices. Which will be directly sent to you.

Deliver your commercial goods to your customers on time (when possible) according to the plan. No need to deal with unsatisfied customers. You can ask us if you need the time critical/expedited service which will guarantee your delivery date and ship your goods faster than standard LTL service.

We can help you to choose the most suitable Truck- TL, Flatbed, or LTL service option for your goods. Full truckload for large shipments. Less than truckload when you do not need a full truck, because you need to ship a smaller number of pallets. You can find good rates for expedited, time critical, or we have slower options for long distances to SAVE MONEY with our dedicated service professionals.  Call or Email us TODAY for a FAST and Free Quote and needs assessment. Imagine that there will be always someone on the line who will be willing to help you at The Shipping Emporium!

How do we make sure that our goods are covered if Cargo Insurance is needed? At the Shipping Emporium, all customers are offered cargo insurance. To offer you Cargo Insurance, we need to know: If your Goods are NEW or Used, what is the Invoice Value that you paid for these goods, The Commodity and Description.

www.shippingemp.com

We are also DBE Certified on cert #701061 until September 2023

eVA Vendor # 91829 and SWAM cert # 701061

Call us today and see what we can do for you! It is a pleasure working with you.

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

Jane Barnett the Shipping Emporium 

MC 852417      Duns 078483342     CAGE Code 78HM5

eVA Vendor 91829 and SWAM cert 701061

We are also micro-business Certified

DBE CERTIFIED


Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Central Virginia BBB Accredited Business

CALL US at 703-304-8170 or 434 990 4144

www.shippingemp.com

Less Than Truckload (LTL) Comparisons

Less than truckload (LTL) cargo is the first category of freight shipment, which represents most freight shipments and most of the business-to-business (B2B) shipments. LTL shipments are also often referred to as motor freight and the carriers involved are referred to as motor carriers.

LTL shipments range from (110 to 15,000 lb), being less than (8 ft in to 27 ft ) the most part, depending on each LTL carriers rules. The average single piece of LTL freight is 1,390 lb and the size of a standard pallet. Long freight and/or large freight are subject to extreme length and cubic capacity surcharges.

LTL shipping is based on a Terminal based model. Each LTL carrier has a network of Terminals in and around the United States and your LTL shipments are sorted and shipped out on Trucks the day after picking up in route to your destination. Also known as common carriers. One little known fact is that there are up to 60 LTL carriers in the United State and some are National while some are Regional.

LTL shipping is cheaper until the point where you reach 12 to 14 linear space or more and sometimes 5,000-15,000 pounds depending on the volume of your shipment.

LTL standard rates are generally not super-fast. Whereas a Full truckload is a DEDICATED van and can be faster for you.

How many pallets is considered LTL?

LTL: Less-than-truckload shipments are typically between one and six pallets and weight from 200 to 5,000 pounds (most of the time).

LTL is very practical for relatively smaller shipments. You will pay only for the space that your freight requires.

Advantages and disadvantages of LTL shipping?

LTL shipping is generally less. With LTL you pay only for the space on Trailer (truck) that your shipment takes up. Because you are sharing a truck space with many other business’ who ship. This is greener and more economical. Packing can be easier, and you will mostly have tracking numbers assigned to your shipping.

Is LTL shipping right for me? Ask yourself these questions.

If you ship less than 5,000 pounds (in some cases less than 15,000). You can always give The Shipping Emporium a call (703) 304-8170 or by email customerservice@shippingemp.com to ask any questions or to get a quote.

Freight Shipping Terms You Should Know

3PL stands for Third Party Logistics Companies. 3PLs are freight brokers because we are the intermediary between shippers and carriers.

We are a Domestic Freight Forwarder (Freight Forwarding Service). A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer, or final point of distribution. Forwarders contract with a carrier or often multiple carriers to move the goods.

We handle many of the necessary steps for you from BOL creation (unless you are using our online TMS), dispatching, Contacting carriers for any pickup or delivery modifications or changes and more. We have the experience and expertise to help guide you though this complicated process of HEAVY Domestic Freight is 150 pounds and up to 40,000 pounds or more.

We can be your LTL company (For Less Than Truckload shipping) and we have in our network most every Full Truckload (including Dry Van and Flat Bed) carrier in the entire USA for pick ups and deliveries for you in all 50 states. We can also arrange for shipping to and from Canada.

To help you with your Freight Logistics, we’d like to review some of the most common terms in Heavy Domestic Shipping (LTL and Full Truckload) services.

The typical Accessorials are:

For us to run an LTL quote for your company or if you use our online System for Quoting & booking shipments it’s imperative to include in your quote the Accessorial charges needed, some of them are:

Delivery Appointments

Lift gate

Lift -Gate at Delivery or Pick up

Limited Access Pick up or Delivery

(Police, Military or US Govt, Universities and Schools, Prisons, Storage Units

And more)

COD Fee

Exhibition Site/ Pick up or Delivery

Appointment for Delivery

Hold and Notify (terminal pickup)

Residential Pick up or Delivery

Grocery Warehouse

Inside Pick up or Inside Delivery

Marking or Tagging

Sort and Segregate

Construction Site Delivery

Cargo Insurance- Must be quoted and obtained MANUALLY from JSB The Shipping Emporium and must be quoted and purchased before pick-up (usually the day before or the morning of pick up). Please call or email us for more information. Please provide – your shipments’ description and if new or used goods, value for your Cargo Insurance. customerservice@shippingemp.com or 434-990-4144.

Less Than Truckload Services

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                              Get A Shipping Quote Now!

You can request a Quote on our website or by calling us or emailing us.

5 TIPS TO SAVE ON YOUR LTL SHIPPING EXPENSES

Freight shipping can take a big bite out of your budget- especially.

when it comes to Less Than Truckload shipping!

The Shipping Emporium handles these situations every day, and we’ve put

together this list below to help you save on shipping and PROTECT YOUR

PROFIT

WE ARE DBE CERTIFIED ON CERTIFICATE 701061, SWAM AND MICRO CERTIFIED ALL

UNTIL OCTOBER 2023.

Here are some tips on how to Save money on your Freight shipping for your shipments over 150 pounds.

1) Measure every pallet or crate (length x width x height) and weight.

2) Package your Freight correctly.

3) Only use Standard LTL when your shipment is not a rush. Get a quote

for Expedited or Time Critical if needed.

4) Buy Cargo Insurance to protect your shipment in transit, we offer

very low rates for Cargo coverage.

5) Partner with an experienced TL and LTL provider like Shipping

Emporium! We can be your Qualified Sub-contractor. Please Call for

details.

                              Learn More about LTL

 SHIPPING Q&A: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN LTL OR A PARTIAL

TRUCKLOAD SHIPMENT?

A: Depends on the number of pallets, weight, and the dimensions.

Further, if a pallet or crate is more than 8.5 feet wide, long or tall,

you will need a Flat Bed truck because Dry Vans (in other words your

‘common carriers’) will not be able to load. However, do not worry.

about this and other confusing question about shipping freight, just

give The Shipping Emporium a call TODAY!

HOW WE HELP YOU SAVE TIME AND MONEY

• Schedule your pickups, track orders 

• Handling all of your BOLs and all service-related calls

• Audit your invoices to be sure you’re billed correctly

• Liaise with the carriers on your behalf

• Find you the best pricing for the EXACT Freight services that YOU

need – we are specialized in TL (Truckload) and LTL (Less Than

Truckload).

                              Get a Quote Now!

GREAT SERVICE

Buying your freight services should be a good experience—let us handle your

compliance issues and carrier hassles for you!

GREAT PRICING

Leverage our knowledge and our network of hundreds of carriers to

properly define your needs and get your best rate.

EXPERIENCED

We are experienced at handling pickups and deliveries to and from the

federal and state governments and universities.

                              Call the Shipping Emporium Today!  703 304 8170 or 434 990 4144

CERTIFICATIONS

EVA VENDOR # 91829

 DBE (DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE)

SWAM CERT # 701061

• MICRO-BUSINESS

• SMALL

• WOMEN

BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS A+ (CENTRAL VA BBB)

MC 852417  

DUNS 078483342 

CAGE CODE 78HM5

NAICS CODE 488510

UVA VENDOR NUMBER 273359

CONTACT US

LTL or TL shipping needed?

November 17, 2020

Hello and Regards from The Shipping Emporium. We’re a DBE and a SWAM certified business in Virginia under cert 701061.

Have us handle your Logistics while working with you on every detail of your LTL or TL shipment to ensure success, all at fantastic pricing? Give us a call to see if you could benefit or find more competitive rates and services. 

When your Company need to ship heavy goods in Virginia to Agencies, DOC or even the public Universities. Your Firm may be needing the services of our Company, The Shipping Emporium. For either your very recent PO’s in eVA, or any other heavy goods that you are expecting to ship for the rest of August, you can reach out today to see if we may be able to assist you?

WE ARE A SWAM CERTIFIED TRUCKLOAD AND LTL (LESS THAN TRUCKLOADS) SERVICE provider.

eVA Freight Provider (for LTLs and TLs both).

  • We have many carriers available for LTL and TL shipping both. Carriers are more cautious due to COVID19 and providing your pick up and destination contact names and phone numbers for the BOL, along with any restricted pickup and delivery times really does help.

. We offer Great Rate and Customer Service too!

. We can make sure that your Truckloads or LTL service is Reliable and that every detail

Is handled for you (From the BOLs, any Changes, calls to you and to the Pickup or Delivery agent at the Carriers, to ensure that you’re always receiving the BEST and Most Reliable Customer service and Delivery.

For the Customers who like to “Run their Own LTL quotes” we can help with that too– as The Shipping Emporium is going live with our Online Rates for some LTL service in about 1-2 weeks. We have a Sign up form on our website, or you can call us at (703) 304 8170 or (434) 990 4144 to get a rate.

You may be able to increase your firms’ chances for winning is you select our company as your sub-contracting partner.

You can count on us to handle every detail for you, from the BOLs, tracking and other important details. Transforming your shipping process to help your business grow, while making sure your clients are happy.

We are just checking in regarding any shipments (over 100 pounds Domestic LTL) moving that you would like a quote for and how The Shipping Emporium may assist you. Our Attention to detail, strong customer service orientation and most importantly many years of experience – handling heavy Shipping for Agencies, vendors large and small.

You are needing to ship pallets or Crates of- Heavy Equipment, Books, New Furniture and More. We will help you every step of the way to set up and arrange transportation for your heavy goods, AT THE BEST PRICING to all of your customers.

Please provide the commodity or description, Number of pallets, weight and dimensions and pick up and destination. We have years of experience already setting up deliveries to: Public Universities, US Military Bases, and VA Dept of Corrections and other Agencies, and to Commercial Locations.

The Shipping Emporium Is Here for You. We can support your company with the very best- LTL and TL rates, through the best carriers. Finding a truck on the day that you need it is a chore, or you just require more Customer Service.

Please give us a call or drop us a line to see how we may be able to meet or exceed your expectations! We can also sub-contract with your company if that benefits your company on your contract with the Commonwealth, especially in competitive situations or when you are asked for your “Sub-contracting Plan”. Check out our webpage at shippingemp.com

Thank you and We look forward to speaking to you soon!!

Please let us know if you have any questions at all about our Services and how we may be able to Assist YOU!

THANK YOU!

www.shippingemp.com

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

DBE, SWAM AND MICRO CERTITFIED cert 701061 until October 2023.

Member: BBB- Of Central Virginia Accredited Member A +

https://www.bbb.org/us/va/ruckersville/profile/shipping-masters/the-shipping-emporium-0603-63413730

CALL US at 703-304-8170 or 434 990 4144

 www.shippingemp.com

MC 852417     Duns 078483342    CAGE Code 78HM5

eVA Vendor 91829 and SWAM cert 701061

Small Women Owned Business

Booking your LTL

LTL Freight (Less than Truckload) is a transportation method when your shipment takes only part of the carrier’s trailer. Your freight is stacked into pallets, crates, large boxes and is combined with shipments from other business in a truck. This does make LTL (Less than Truckload) a reliable and cost-effective solution for shippers and business’ who have small amounts of goods (at least 150 pounds for LTL normally). LTL (Less than Truckload) is more flexible than full truckload and offers many benefits to individual shippers and small businesses.

If your shipment is 96 inches or more (over-length) or has any special requirements, then we will need to offer you a spot -quote. For this, please call or email us directly.

  • Needs refrigeration
  • Haz-mat
  • Over-length (over 86 inches)
  • Protect from Freeze
  • Restricted commodity (such as Alcohol)
  • High Value and or Request for Cargo Insurance

For these special requirements for your LTL or Truck load please contact The Shipping Emporium to find out more about your requirements, and the best option for you. Please call or email us at customerservice@shippingemp.com or 434 990 4144.

We hire the following top LTL Carriers and our Independent Carrier network for Full Truckloads is significantly larger.

LTL Freight Shipping and LTL Quotes

A sample list of our LTL carriers

Ward LTL

SAIA LTL

YRC Freight

ABF Freight

Southeastern LTL Freight

Central Freight

Frontline Freight

Clear Lane Carrier

Your LTL Shipping

Truckload vs LTL

How do I track my LTL shipment? If you decide to get a user id and password and we provide it, you can then go to our Customer Login tab at shippingemp.com. From there, you can Quote and Book LTL shipments. And then, through our API reach with the Carriers may also be able to track your shipments.

The Shipping Emporium now offers an Online Freight Quote Calculator for LTL (Less than Truckload) services only. We can spot-rate for shipments with over 6 pallets or over 5000 pounds. For your shipments at this size, please email The Shipping Emporium or complete our online form at shippingemp.com

Full Truckload (FTL) shipping, a truck moves a full trailer load of a product from your company from the origin to the destination. In Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight, shipments move from the origin through multiple terminal points before arriving at the consignee’s destination.

LTL is cost-effective for shippers and manufacturers both. No need to hire a Full Truckload at 50 feet for only a few pallets.

LTL offers operational flexibility. For example, in some cases we can schedule and complete pick-ups within two hours. This is a benefit for “just-in-time” manufacturers who do not need warehouse space to store finished products. We have a partnership with a manufacturer that has 600,000+ square feet dedicated to making their product.  They use less than 2% of their building for staging and lower operations costs.

LTL transit times allow for cross-country moves within a week, or sometimes a few days more. National LTL (Less than Truckload) carriers cover most of the United States in 7 transit days or less.

LTL technology improves workflow efficiency through streamlined pick-up requests, automated tracking updates, document retrieval and batch freight invoicing.

LTL freight is handled several times throughout the shipping process.  This  if the product is correctly packaged and palletized. Therefore, a Pallet or Crate is required by all our LTL Carriers.

While LTL transit times are like other modes of transportation, expedited and air freight shipments arrive faster than LTL.  These methods may be appropriate for time-critical shipments.

Truckload vs LTL

How do I track my LTL shipment? If you decide to get a user id and password and we provide it, you can then go to our Customer Login tab at shippingemp.com. From there, you can Quote and Book LTL shipments. And then, through our API reach with the Carriers may also be able to track your shipments.

The Shipping Emporium now offers an Online Freight Quote Calculator for LTL (Less than Truckload) services only.

Full Truckload (FTL) shipping, a truck moves a full trailer load of a product from your company from the origin to the destination. In Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight, shipments move from the origin through multiple terminal points before arriving at the consignee’s destination.

LTL is cost effectivefor shippers and manufacturers both. No need to hire a Full Truckload at 50 feet for only a few pallets.

LTL offers operational flexibility. For example, in some cases we can schedule and complete pick-ups within two hours. This is a benefit for “just-in-time” manufacturers who do not need warehouse space to store finished products.  We have a partnership with a manufacturer that has 600,000+ square feet dedicated to making their product.  They use less than 2% of their building for staging and

LTLtransit times allow for cross-country moves within a week. National LTL (Less than Truckload) carriers cover most of the United States in three transit days or less.

LTLtechnology improves workflow efficiency through streamlined pick-up requests, automated tracking updates, document retrieval and batch freight invoicing.

LTL freight is handled several times throughout the shipping process.  This increase in handling can lead to damages if the product is correctly packaged and palletized. Therefore, a Pallet or Crate is required by all our LTL Carriers.