What is LTL and Etc?

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 or crates. If your shipment has more than 6 pallets or if they are over 6 feet your linear foot increases, then can your cost for LTL (Less Than Truckload).

Every client’s shipment is different, so please let us know how many pallets or crates and the weight and dimensions for Each (in length x width x height). We can analyze your shipment to find out for you which carriers are less to your destination and if LTL, Volume LTL, or Partial Truckload are most cost-efficient for you.

For these special requirements for your LTL or Truckload please contact The Shipping Emporium to find out more about your requirements, and the best option for you. Please call or email us at or 434 990 4144 or 703-304-8170 or via our Contact us form on our website.

A partial Truckload is a freight mode for larger and heavier shipments that may not require the use of a Full Truckload Trailer. In many cases these shipments are over 6 pallets and or over 5000 pounds.

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

A sample list of our LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers

Ward LTL


YRC Freight

ABF Freight

Southeastern LTL Freight

Midwest Motors

Land & Air

Frontline Freight

Forward Air

Pitt Ohio

A Duie Pyle

Clear Lane Carrier

Reddaway Freight Lines

New Penn Freight

XPO Logistics

R & L Carriers

Holland Transportation

Feel free to reach out to THE SHIPPING EMPORIUM with Any questions or for a quote.

Call or email us or if you prefer here is our Online form for your No- Obligation Quote Request

GET A FREIGHT QUOTE https://shippingemp.com/get-a-freight-quote/

What is Freight Shipping?

What is Freight Shipping?

What Services does The Shipping Emporium offer to our Business?

Trucking Service by LTL or TL carriers.

Flat Bed or Dry Van.

Some Intermodal Rail- Long Haul Generally 1000-3000 + miles

Freight shipping is the process of transporting commodities, goods and cargo by land, sea, or air. Common types of freight shipping over the road include truckload, less than truckload (LTL) and intermodal. Freight itself can be defined as the goods transported by truck, train. In some cases, we offer you carriers for long-haul that are less expensive, offer East Coast to West Coast shipping or vice versa West Coast to East Coast. (ClearLane and Frontline are two examples).

Some of our LTL (less than Truckload) carriers include

ABF Freight (ARC BEST)




New Penn


Clear Lane


Southeastern Freight

Forward Air


Midwest Motors

A Duie Pyle

Pitt Ohio

What does a Freight Broker Do?

A freight broker is someone who assists shippers with freight ready to haul by finding carriers who are qualified to haul the load. … Freight brokers can run their own business or work for a freight broker company. They are responsible for arranging the transportation and tracking of a load hauled by a freight carrier.

Call or email us now to find out more. (434) 990-4144 or (703) 304-8170.

What is a Lift Gate for a truck?

What is a Lift gate and why would we need to order one?

Our customers usually order a Lift gate at (pick up or at The Delivery) to make pick up or delivery easy without a Loading Dock.  If you are unable to load your freight into our Carriers Van.

Do we have to order a Lift gate in advance?

It is probably easier (though not always realistic we know how often this is last minute for you) to plan and find out if BOTH your Shipper location and your Consignee Locations are commercial with docks or Forklifts on site. If they do, this will make your LTL Freight shipping both more economical and more economical to accomplish. Include in your Quote request to The Shipping Emporium then if you do or do not need a Lift gate to come on the truck that we send for either your shipper location or your destination.

What Is a Liftgate?

Also known as a lift, this is a mechanical device that can be installed on the truck’s rear to enable the handling of goods. It either can move cargo from the pavement to the truck or from the truck bed to the pavement.

If you Have a Forklift, Do you also need A Lift Gate? Lift gates only needed by Shippers and Consignees that DO NOT have a forklift or shipping dock available. With Loading docks, the truck that we will be sending to you can be backed up to the platform and unloaded since it does not need to be adjusted to the ground.

Is Having a Loading dock or a Forklift on Hand Required?

Our clients freight shipments are delivered from one loading dock to another, and the freight is offloaded directly from the truck with a pallet jack or a Loading Dock.  But for pick-up or delivery locations without either a dock or forklift – that is specially where you need to order a liftgate. As long as your pallets are not too heavy, the average carrier’s Lift gate is for 2500 pounds or less. And the length of the pallet must not be more than 96 inches.

Feel Free to call The Shipping Emporium at 703 304 8170 or  434 990 4144 before your next shipment to make sure that you are all set for a smooth pick up and delivery without any surprises or confusion about a Lift gate or if you have to have one.

We’re SWAM, DBE and Micro-Business Certified

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

Finding the right logistics partner for your Business, or your 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- The Shipping Emporium led by Jane Barnett promises to respond to your Phone call or Email within 2 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 Business 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 Business can you offer?

Full Truck Load (FTL), Less Than Truckload (LTL), Some International LTL to CANADA and Cargo Insurance.

What can you expect?

We are here to help your business to enjoy more customer service for LTL or TL (Less Than Truckload or Truckload Shipping) and to 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 handle any changes along the way.

Deliver your products 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 products The Commodity and Description.


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

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Central Virginia BBB Accredited Business

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


How we can save you time & Money

DEC 3 2021

How We Help You Save Time and money

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!



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. We will offer your Cargo insurance and include your rate for that, based on what is shipping, the value and other factors.     5) Partner with an experienced TL and LTL provider like Shipping Emporium! We can be your Qualified Sub-contractor. Please Call for details.
• 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).



Volume LTL?

November 19, 2021

For Dry Vans (including LTL Carriers)

if your shipment is much larger than 6 pallets please call The Shipping Emporium to see if you need a Full Truckload service. Our FTL rates are based on dedicated service and are more cost-effective at time for heavy

or full loads of pallet shipping.

How big does my shipment need to be to best reduce cost?

When you have a shipment that weighs more than 4900 pounds or has more than 6 pallets. we can make sure that the truck ordered for you is not only the most suitable, but also the lowest possible cost!

How about Lift -gates?

Most lift gates on trucks can fit freight that is about 2500 or less per pallet, with the range

Being anywhere from 1500 pounds at most to 3500 at most depends on the truck and the carrier.

If the dimensions are 96 x 48 or less. The weight limit is 2500 pounds per pallet

(Usually and may differ some by trucking company used). Lift gates on our Carriers vans usually

Can hold 96  x 48 inches, some less.

Less than Truckload (LTL) shipments are usually 1 to 6 pallets (one to six) and can weigh usually about

100 to 5000 pounds.

LTL Carriers usually define LTL freight guidelines for a single shipment to be between 100

And 10000 pounds. Although we have some LTL carriers that take only up to 7,000 pounds and

One that will take LTL up to 15,000. Let us know more about your shipment, and it’s size so that we can find the truck, and the best fit for you and your budget! For a flat bed truck the usual range for lift is between 1000 to 3000 pounds.

Freight transportation is the process of transporting commodities or commercial goods. Usually by Less than Truckload (LTL), Full truckload or even Intermodal/ Rail.

Carefully package and prepare your pallet shipping for your LTL carriers and for your Truckload carriers as well. Let us know if your shipment requires special handling or Equipment (Perishables, fragile, or Haz-mat).

If you need any special services at all, please let us know when asking for a quote, so that you will have this on your estimate. For example, Appointments, LIFT-GATES, Haz-mat, or Inside Delivery, or Limited Access for Pick up or Delivery. All services needed for pick up and Delivery need to be requested on your quote or they could be added to your bill if needed when truck comes.

TL (Truckload) and LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping are both very unique as each customers. Call us at 703-304-8170 or email customerservice@shippingemp.com.

Freight Shipping Terms and Definitions

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)


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.


Hello! We are contacting your company today, as you may be requiring Trucking services for your goods to your customers in the USA (for your shippable products). We (The Shipping Emporium) are a Nationwide Truckloads and LTL Freight Provider.

Our NIGP Code is 96286 for Trucking or Shipping Services

And Our NAICS Codes are:

484122 General Freight Trucking, Local

484220 Specialized Freight

484230 Trucking, Long Distance

484121         General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload

484110         Definition of NAICS Code 484110: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing local general freight trucking

484122      General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload

488510       Freight Transportation Arrangement


The Shipping Emporium is your ideal Trucking Services Provider/sub-contracting partner.

We’re Licensed for 3PL for (Trucking) services. Our carriers will vary for your needs, and depending on your shipment size, could be: SAIA, YRC, WARD, ABF and many others.

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 have also seen that your Virginia Universities or Agencies are requesting a sub-contracting plan, and we can help you here, as we’re a Small Certified Women owned business and Micro-business.

Here is a Short-list of the services that we can offer your company:

Cargo Insurance (to protect your goods)

FTL- Dedicated Truck (Dry Van and Flat Bed)

LTL – Less than truckload services with major carriers. (ALL USA and some between USA and Canada).

Intermodal/ Rail.

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

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


To transform your shipping process from complex to a simple, faster and cost-effective solution you need the right third -party logistic partner. We can (perhaps) cut your costs and increase your profit by using the best shipping solution for your business.

What can you expect?

The Shipping Emporium, www.shippingemp.com is here to help your business grow and make your customers happy. By matching you with the most suitable carriers based on your unique needs. And taking care of the whole shipping process. Just like we do for other companies across the USA who put their trust in us.

Great customer service, fair prices, quick response, and helpful team is what you need to turn your shipping problems into simple logistics solutions.

    After receiving and reviewing your shipment: description, value, specifications, when do your goods need to arrive and all the details about your: pick-up and delivery locations. We can help you find the solution which would exactly fit your needs.

   What to do next? There are several options for you:

1.  Contact us via mail, phone or website  www.shippingemp.com

2.  Set up an appointment with us to discuss more details if needed

3.  Ask for the free no obligation freight quote

Can you please reply and keep me posted and if you can possibly schedule a 10-minute call to see if we can help with your Freight services?

Warm Regards,

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

703 304 8170

434 990-4144

P.O. Box 110

Ruckersville, VA 22968

 Member: BBB- Of Central Virginia Accredited member A +

MC# 852417     Duns # 078483342    CAGE Code # 78HM5

   eVA Vendor # 91829 and SWAM cert # 701061

We are also micro-business Certified!


The Shipping Emporium is your Best- Domestic Truckload and Less- Than- Truckload provider in Virginia

October 18, 2021   Hello –From Jane Barnett and The Shipping Emporium. We are – a Freight Forwarding Company, in Central Virginia and can help to hire Full Truck and Less than Truckload (LTL) carriers. Anywhere in the USA and (possibly) Canada and US Territories. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our company to yours as we are local.

We’re a SWAM and Micro Business certified in eVA (Virginia’s Procurement System) and ready to help you with and of your heavy shipping, our delivery expertise includes Pick up and deliveries at – Universities, Prisons, Military Bases and MORE. We can also be a part of your sub-contracting plan if needed! A short- list of the services that we are offering you: LTL Freight, TL Freight, Cargo Insurance and Some International Why should you choose the Shipping Emporium to move your goods to your clients at Agencies or in the Private Sector?

1)  Freight brokers have already the leg work to develop relationships with thousands of carriers across the country. We have a large number of reliable carriers for LTL (Less than Truckload) and TL (Truckload) both. This is time-saving for you, because it saves time from you having to develop those relationships yourself.

2)  When we’re dealing with a freight broker, it’s almost like hiring your own personal freight manager. It gives you time to concentrate on other aspects of your business, while a quality broker will create your bill of ladings, schedule your Freight pickups, track your orders, and audit your invoices before sending them to you. Keep in mind that we can offer you a no-obligation Freightquote anytime!

3) Find quality subcontractors to give you the edge on the competition! The Shipping Emporium Is Here for You! Keep your extra “shipping Fees” to a Minimum!  We can support your company with the very best—LTL and TL rates and services, through the best carriers. At The Shipping Emporium- We are licensed, bonded and insured and we have a great reputation within the Virginia’s procurement system and in SAM.gov. Finding a truck on the day that you need it is a chore, or you just need to have more service!!

Just give me a call, or an email to see if we can do better for you! Call us today and see what we can do for you!   ~  It’s a pleasure working with you.   Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium (703) 304 8170 (434) 990-4144   Ruckersville, VA 22968     © Copyright 2013-20221

Do you need a Lift Gate for your LTL?

September 29, 2021

Hello and Warm Regards from Jane Barnett the Shipping Emporium.

Often our Customers are interested in a Lift-Gate Service on truck. In
some cases, you may know ahead of time that this will be needed but in
sometimes not. Please Keep in Mind that our Quotes will be based on your
information provided, and services such as Lift-gate and Appointments at
the Delivery need to be considered for your Shipping Location (Business
or Government Location) and also your Delivery Location (Business or
Government Location or School). Checking on the locations to make sure
that they have a Loading dock or a Forklift (or even a pallet jack for
shipments that are not too heavy) can help save you both time, money and
hassle. Some of our Carriers have Trucks with and without a Lift – gate
on truck, so it is helpful to know ahead of time what you will need. For
us, making sure that a Lift gate is available before you ship is
sometimes easier than just waiting to see if the truck has one

As far as your shipments weight, there are weight limits for Lift gates
varying from 2500 pound capacity per pallet to 5000 pounds in some rare
cases. (and also length limits up to 96 inches usually) . When we
provide you a Quote based on your shipments weight and dimensions
(length x width x height) that is what we are looking for— is the most
exact information that you can provide about your shipment’s size and
also your needs.

LTL shipping is usually picked up by an LTL carrier and the services are
for at least 100 pounds to 10,000 pounds at the most, or with some
exceptions we have LTL Carriers up to 15000 pounds. (All depends on your
pallets size in lx w x ht and number of pallets also). We can help you
to reduce your costs by finding (with our help) the carriers that are
the lowest for your pickup and your destination, your shipments size and
for the Accessorial needed.

Truckloads are usually Dedicated trucks and can be full up to 52 linear
feet or up to 42,000 pounds And are handled on Dry Vans and Flat Bed
Trucks both.

Any questions or quotes needed please contact us any time! Your business
is appreciated.

Thanks from, Jane Barnett the Shipping Emporium www.shippingemp.com

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