Freight Shipping Terms

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.

For 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 703-304-8170If you need help with a Shipment or if you have any questions about the Above. Thank you!

Oversized LTL

WHAT IS OVER SIZED LTL?

What is LTL Freight? Your Guide to Shipping LTL Freight You’ll learn when to ship LTL, what LTL freight is, how to prepare LTL shipments.  LTL freight shipments typically consist of crates, oversized parcels over 6, The Dimensions and weight can also play a role in determining. Will depend on each carrier.

Purchasing oversized items, like furniture or equipment online is becoming more common as well. However, many people still experience difficulties when it comes to shipping oversized items.

In our current market, LTL freight is now often delayed because of our carriers returning to a pre-pandemic normal. And over-sized shipments often take an extra day or so for delivery. Please Check with The Shipping Emporium to see if we have the right service for you and at the right price!

Shipping oversized items via LTL   Freight Carriers

One of the best possible alternatives for large pieces transportation is LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping. LTL shipping does not require the full truck capacity, and you can pay only for space you use. LTL shipping providers, like GoShip.com, offer user-friendly services for safe and convenient delivery of large items. Many of these services are based on the online marketplaces, so you can arrange delivery 24/7 without extra needed communication. To approximately understand the cost of a certain shipment, you can get a Quote from us based on the size and dimensions of the object.

Often large shipments cannot be delivered by standard parcel services and need a complex packing. To deliver your items safely, shipping services offer palletizing, wrapping, cushioning, or crating. There are also other additional services, such as lift gates, to make the shipping as comfortable as possible for you.

Benefits of LTL

If safety and convenience are important for you, LTL shipping is the soundest solution for your needs. You don’t have to worry about burdensome operations or communication with dozens of people. Everything is done online within few clicks. Online shipping services not only let you easily and safely move items but also offer reasonable pricing.

It is always challenging to arrange such complicated things when shipping all by yourself. It can turn out to be more expensive and stressful delivery, than when using a trusted LTL shipping provider.  Trusted shipping services, like The Shipping Emporium have an extensive network of carriers to meet all the needed options to meet your expectations.

Overlength means that the length of the freight shipment exceeds a certain limit the carrier designates. Commodities that tend to have overlength fees assessed include lumber, pipes, and steel rods. This is sometimes referred to as extreme length.

What Is Oversize Freight? When a freight load exceeds defined limitations, it is referred to as oversize freight, oversize load, or heavy haul. Shipping oversize freight requires specialized logistics since special equipment and careful pre-planning are needed because oversize freight exceeds design clearances

LTL Shipping —What are LTL freight size limitations? Freight that is wider than 8ft 6 inches or taller than 13 ft 6 inches is typically considered oversized freight. Shipments.

Call the Shipping Emporium at 703 304 8170 or 434 990 4144 for more information!

How are LTL rates Calculated?

July 2021

Greetings From The Shipping Emporium! This is Jane Barnett and I would like to speak with you about your company and your Freight (LTL and TL) needs for 2021.    How are your LTL Rates Calculated? And what is the best way to get the most accurate and lowest rate?  The way that we suggest is to have as much information and Detail as possible about the Addresses, Names of Business or Agency or Government Location Delivering to. And the Best Phone Number at both your Shipper and Receiving Locations as well.   The number of Pallets or Crates (as you will have them packaged and ready for pick up on Day of Shipping), listed out with the weight and dimensions (Length x width x height) for each one when sending us your quote ensures an accurate quote.

And of course, a good description of what is shipping and any special requirements or pick up hours. (Special requirements include a Lift gate if you or your shipper do not have a Lift-gate of your own or a Loading or Receiving dock, but if your pallets or crates are over about 6 feet please make sure that your Shipper and Receiving party will have their own forklifts and or Loading docks. (Because of your shipment’s over-length).   After an incredibly stressful year, many businesses are re-gearing with new Carriers and Brokers and at the same time trying to reduce cost or to have better service. The Shipping Emporium is here for YOU!     Should you have any other specific questions, please reach me by phone or email us    703-304-8170.  T Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind Regards,   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

LTL Freight & Trucking

July 2021

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.

  • Deliveries to Department of corrections, Schools and Universities, Prison, US Military and Government locations with Appointments
  • Needs refrigeration
  • Over-length (over 96 inches)
  • Protect from Freeze
  • Restricted commodity (such as Haz Mat with a UN number
  • 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

SAIA LTL

A Duie Pyle

YRC Freight

ABF Freight

Southeastern LTL Freight

Central Freight

Frontline Freight

Clear Lane Carrier

Reddaway Freight Lines

Forward Air

Averitt

New Penn Freight

XPO Logistics

Holland Transportation

SE Freight

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

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

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How do I handle a Re-Weigh?

Here is an article that we wrote to help clients through a billing dispute process on the shipment’s weight and dimensions.

We will need a Manufacturer’s Spec sheet from your shipper location, they include information about the shipment and declare the: Commodity, pallet size (length x w x height and weight). Pls send as soon as you can if you would like to see about verifying and authenticating the weight and dimensions for your pallet.

Reweighs (including weight and dimensions) are a quite common invoice issue in the freight industry and LTL Carriers. This is often because Freight shippers do not have certified scales large enough to accommodate the majority of LTL freight. Without scales, weights listed on freight bill of ladings (BOLs) are often approximations instead of verifiable, exact weights. As a shipment’s total weight is a major factor in the total price of shipping the freight, the carriers understandably want to confirm the weight on the BOL matches the weight of the actual item. A reweigh occurs when the carrier, using their own scales, finds a discrepancy between the listed weight and the actual weight of the freight shipment. These reweighs often result in additional fees for the shipment.

What Does It Mean To Dispute A Reweigh

If you are billed for a reweigh but believe that the carrier weight is incorrect or invalid, you can dispute the reweigh charge. This is a common process, but one that needs to be done correctly for you to have the best chance to successfully dispute the reweigh. All of The Shipping Emporium’s Freight carriers (LTL) use certified scales during their inspections and provide Weight & Inspection Certificates (W&I’s) showing the listed weight and the inspected weight. If you believe the carrier inspection to be incorrect, you or your freight broker can dispute the reweigh charge. You can follow a few simple steps to make sure you are correctly disputing the reweigh.

What Documents Do I Need to Provide?

All carriers require that two documents be submitted before they will open the dispute claim case. Please note that these must be official documents and cannot be handwritten.

1.     Spec Sheet – This is an official document from the manufacturer that includes basic information about the freight, including: Weight, Dimensions, and Product Description.

2.     Packing Slip – This document comes from the shipper and is included with the freight during transit. It lists each item in the shipment along with piece count and weights. Note that weight on the packing slip and BOL are TOTAL WEIGHT (pallet included).

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Dispute claims filed within three days of being invoiced have a better chance of being successful with our LTL Carriers. So, file your dispute as fast as you can. Disputes can take between two weeks to 4 weeks to complete depending on the carrier, so please be patient. If you’re using a freight broker, they will be able to file the claim with the carrier on your behalf. Once filing is complete, they will confirm there is a carrier claim number. This ensures the process has begun and the claim is in the system. If the reweigh dispute is approved, you will receive a new freight invoice from the carrier with the updated rate and the old invoice will be void. For more information about shipping with The Shipping Emporium Call us at 703-304-8170 or 434-990-4144

www.shippingemp.com

Saving you time and money on LTL

Saving you time and money on 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 Less Than Truckload normally).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. Let us handle the hassle of Freight shipping for you!

Haz-mat .     Over-length (over 86 inches)  ,    More than 5 pallets / more than 5000 pounds,       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.

A sample list of our LTL carriers
Forward Air
Ward LTL
SAIA LTL
YRC Freight
ABF Freight
Southeastern LTL Freight
Central Freight
Frontline Freight
Clear Lane Carrier
Reddaway Freight Lines
New Penn Freight
XPO Logistics
R & L Carriers
Holland Transportation
Daylight Transportation

Feel free to reach out to THE SHIPPING EMPORIUM with Any questions or for a quote. GET A FREIGHT QUOTEhttps://shippingemp.com/get-a-freight-quote/

Thanks, Jane Barnett the Shipping Emporium MC 852417      Duns 078483342     CAGE Code 78HM5eVA 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 703-304-8170www.shippingemp.comGet a Quote Now!
Shipping Q&A: How big does my shipment need to be to reduce costs?
A: When you have a shipment that weighs more than 5000 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 for the lowest possible cost.
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• Contact the carriers on your behalf and contact you as well on status.• 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 ServiceBuying your freight services should be a good experience—let us handle compliance issues and carrier hassles for you!Great PricingLeverage our knowledge and our network of hundreds of carriers to properly define your needs and get your best rate.ExperiencedWe are experienced at handling pickups and deliveries to and from the federal and state governments and universities.
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Let us Lift the Burden of Handling your Freight

Your SWAM, MICRO & DBE Certified Freight Broker



Hello from The Shipping Emporium. Do you need to deliver Specialized equipment to universities? Heavy items to prisons? Equipment to military bases and agencies?

The Shipping Emporium has you covered! We are DBE Certified on certificate 701061, SWAM AND MICRO Certified, all until October 2023!
Services we offer include : LTL Freight, TL Freight, Cargo Insurance, Some International – Canada only by LTL

Can your business find the right SWAM, DBE and Micro Vendor match?Finding the right logistics partner for your Public 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 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.

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 (save you time)• 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!

What is Partial Truckload?

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.

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 our 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 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 or 703-304-8170.

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 Carriers and our Independent Carrier network for Full Truckloads is significantly larger.

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

Reddaway Freight Lines

New Penn Freight

XPO Logistics

R & L Carriers

Holland Transportation

Daylight 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

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

Saving time and money on 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

Reddaway Freight Lines

New Penn Freight

XPO Logistics

R & L Carriers

Holland Transportation

Daylight 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

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

What is Freight Shipping

March 3, 2021

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)

WARD LTL

YRC

Holland

New Penn

Reddaway

Clear Lane

SAIA

Southeastern Freight

Frontline

Central Freight Lines

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.