We handle all of your LTL Shipping

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 Freight Shipping 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 your 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. (Tip: Use your Commercial Invoice to determine your replacement value for your Cargo Insurance and please ask us for a Cargo insurance quote before pick up).

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!

LTL Freight & Trucking

June 2022

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

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

Volume LTL?

June 3, 2022

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.

What is a Tanker Endorsement?

A tanker endorsement is a certification attached to the truck driver’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) signifying their legal ability to transport bulk quantities of liquids and gasses via truck.

What is considered a tanker? A Tanker is any commercial Truck that is transporting any liquid or gaseous material within a tank or tanks having an individual rate capacity of more than 119 gallons. Your business should ensure compliance with tanker endorsement requirements to reduce your supply chain from being disrupted. Make sure to ask your carrier or broker, if you are transporting even Non-Hazmat Liquids, to see if your truck driver needs an endorsement called “Tanker Endorsement”.

To receive this endorsement, Truck drivers must pass a test, and their is usually a surcharge for a Truck driver with a Tanker endorsement. All States in the US began enforcing the Tanker endorsement in 2015, to protect for highway safety.

  1. Your cargo includes liquid or gaseous individual containers larger than 119-gallon capacity.
  2. The containers are loaded, and not empty.
  3. The total combined volume in those containers exceeds 1,000 gallons.

Find out from your friends at The Shipping Emporium if you need any special requirements for all of your LTL and TL shipping.

Do you have any LTL or TL Freight?

Hello from The Shipping Emporium. We are a great fit if you need hep arranging for the very best TL’s (Truckloads) and LTL’s (Less than Truckloads) for companies just like yours!   You need to ship from your office to Agencies, Universities, or Govt locations/ We have the best pricing for LTL or TL carriers for you!   Do you need to deliver: • Specialized equipment or goods to universities? • Pallets of Material or Supplies 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


Email us at customerservice@shippingemp.com or call 434-990-4144 any time for a Freight Shipping Quote. 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)

Go to visit The Shipping Emporium online at www.shippingemp.com to find out more or give us a call
anytime!
 

LTL Freight & Trucking

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

Land & Air New England

YRC Freight

ABF Freight

Southeastern LTL Freight

Central Freight

Frontline Freight

Clear Lane Carrier

Reddaway Freight Lines

Forward Air

Midwest Motors

New Penn Freight

A Duie Pyle

Holland Transportation

Southeastern 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

Ship LTL or TL?

April 1, 2022

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. You can give us a call to see if you could benefit or find more competitive rates and services. 

Many of our customers have asked if they are shipping normal pallets, if they are better with our LTL carriers or our FTL carriers.

Whether LTL or FTL (Less than Truckload or Full Truckload) is best for you, The Shipping Emporium will be there to book you the best carriers and at the best pricing too! There are so many factors for us to consider, including the amount of Freight that you ship (including the size in length x width x height for your pallets). Also to what types of Customers you are shipping to, and where.

Here are some suggestions, however you can reach out to The Shipping Emporium any time if you have all of your pallet sizes and descriptions, including commodity and length width height and weight each pallet.

USE FTL (Full Truck-load) if:

You are shipping 12 or more pallets at a time

Your product is fragile or delicate

You require specific Pick-up and Delivery Appointments

and If your Delivery Date is Time Sensitive.

USE LTL (Less than Truckload Carriers) with us if:

You are shipping less than 12 pallets at a time.

Your product is sturdy or carefully packaged for handling.

You have some flexibility with shipping and delivery times.

You are looking for cost-savings.

Feel free to let us know what your more specific Freight shipping needs are.

We have many carriers available for LTL and TL shipping both.

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.

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.

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

703-304-8170

www.shippingemp.com

DRY Van Shipping (LTL or TL)

The Shipping Emporium arranges your Freight transportation (palletized for LTL carriers or not palletized if you prefer with your Full Truckload or Dedicated service). We hire All the best carriers in the industry. All Carriers are selected on your Company’s needs. Including what is shipping, what is the commodity, weight, and dimensions and your specific needs requested when quoting. We are a 3PL/ Freight Broker.

We are one of the best 3PL Logistics Firms in Virginia. We are SWAM and DBE certified (including woman-owned certified) in Virginia.

Our carriers are monitored Daily to ensure compliance with all FMCSA/ Federal regulations Including Insurance coverage. You will be quoted cargo insurance if you would like to have that included in your quote for Freight. We keep in touch with our carriers and with you every day from pick-up to destination to ensure the highest quality service.

All our TL and LTL Carriers have been selected and kept on board because we share the same level of Integrity and customer service that we do.  Our Carriers are good to us, and we know that they are going to treat you well.

Some of the goods that you are moving and may be needing our assistance with:

Machinery, Tools

Electronics

Fabric, Clothing or Manufactured Materials

Textiles

Safety & Emergency Gear and Equipment

Construction Equipment and gear

We are introducing you to our company, The Shipping Emporium. We are a SWAM vendor since 2013. We are DBE Certified on Certificate 701061 until 2023. Our niche market is proving Carrier Services LTL-(Less than truckload) and  FTL (Full Truckload) and Dedicated van services in Virginia (and around The United States) for clients who ship to  Public agencies, universities, prisons, and US military bases. Our clients (many of them) ship large and bulky items, including new Manufactured Furniture or Foam Planks. We have direct experience in handling the Freight Shipping that VIB required and for more than 10 years.

Most of our current customer base ship goods on Purchase orders to Universities, US Government locations and Prisons.

Our Company’s Operating Authority has been in force since 2013 and monitored by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Authority) our MC # is 852417.

Greetings From The Shipping Emporium

Greetings From The Shipping Emporium! (eVA SWaM & Micro-Business) This is Jane Barnett and I would like to speak with you about your company and your Freight (LTL and TL) needs for 2022.   How are your LTL (Less Than Truckload) Rates Calculated? And what is the best way to get the most accurate and lowest Freight 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 Shipping 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.   Always 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 Shipping 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 Improve & Streamline their costs and Customer Service. JSB Enterprises 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.  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

Lift Gate ?

January 25, 2022

LIFT GATE and INSIDE DELIVERY

At The Shipping Emporium we will help you figure out the easiest and best way

To ship your LTL Freight. For your Freight Transportation Needs. Consider Hiring The Shipping Emporium. For your LTL (Less Than Truckload). Many times our clients are billed for extra some charges.

These are for extra services that may be needed, such as Liftgate, Inside Delivery, Notification or Delivery Appointments, or Limited Access.

What is a Lift Gate Charge?

When a Lift Gate service is made, the driver will move your pallet (s) Liftgates are almost always required at Residential pick ups and Deliveries. And, they may be needed at either your shipper location or your delivery location or both.

When a Lift Gate is required, it will be best to keep us posted before picking up or even at least one business day ahead.  If your pallet (or pallets) are 2500 pounds or much less or also less than 95 inches than we can get a lift gate ordered for you on a Dry Van or even a Box Truck.

Unless in many cases you will not need to have a Lift gate for a delivery because both your shipper and your consignee location have their own loading dock or a forklift of their own.

Keep in mind that your location for pick up and delivery will be required to assist with the loading and unloading for your shipment.

Watch your pallets weight as many of our LTL Carriers have trucks that can’t use a liftgate for more than 2500 pounds on a Lift Gate.

What is an Inside Delivery?

An Inside Delivery Can be for Commercial or Residential Deliveries, both.

Usually the LTL shipment (pallet or pallets) will be brought inside by our Carriers

Through the First Door and out of the weather. The cost will vary so please ask The Shipping Emporium before booking your LTL. Any Residential Charge, Limited Access, Lift Gate or Appointments Charges for you will be extra and if needed.