June 2, 2020
The way that we offer your business the lowest & most competitive rates
for LTL and TL both is utilizing “Dimensional Freight Classing” through
our entire Carrier network.
For you, the shipper what that means is the lowest and easiest pricing
method and without NMFC’s.
Please provide the number of – Boxes, Crates, or Pallets shipping. With
the Weight for each, and the dimensions for each unit shipping – in inches length x width and height.
1.Your quotes may not be valid if your shipment takes 8 linear feet or
more. Make sure you receive a ‘spot quote’ from a shipping partner
like The Shipping Emporium rather than an online based automated quote.
(Or if we have an online rate for you please have us double check that
it is valid based on the number of pallets, their size (l x w x ht) and
weight each pallet.
2 Extra services. We’ll need to know what type of a business your pick
up and delivery will be and if they are a 1) Commercial Building 2)
Residence or 3) A government location or School.We’ll need to know more
about your loading and unloading requirements. And if a call ahead is
needed before delivery.
3.Packaging. If you are the buyer and picking up at a vendor’s dock,
require pictures of your wrapped and bound and palatalized freight. Ask
them for the correct dimensions (l x w x ht) number of pallets, and if
the skids are stack-able or non. There is nothing more heart-breaking
than sending a 26-foot box truck only to find out that your manufacturer
has decided to non-stack your skids, after they said that you could.
Then you would have to send in a NEW 52-foot dry van causing further
delays and cost to you.
4.Pictures. It is a good idea for your shipper to take pictures and to
show a tape measure, if possible, for your shipments size (length x
width x height). There can be billing issues later and if you can
provide this information then you can be ensured that you can win a
billing dispute. Also, in the event of a claim you will fare better
through a Carrier claim with pictures taken right before loading.
5..Transit Times. If you expect that you need and LTL shipment
guaranteed by a certain date, you could save money by going with
Standard LTL vs “Time Critical”. The latter will put the guaranteed
delivery date and time while the Standard LTL service is an estimated
transit time. Time Critical shipping is given higher priority. There are
times when you can save more time and aggravation by upgrading to time-
critical on your LTL. Just ask us if there are options for time critical
For more information Call the Shipping Emporium to find out which TL or
LTL shipping will work best for you.
Call us at 703 304 8170 OR 434 990 4144 OR
You can reach out by email, or through or Online Form on
Thank you for your business!
Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium
Ruckersville/ Barboursville, VA 22968
Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association
CALL US at 703-304-8170 or 434 990 4144
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