What is the difference between LTL and FTL Freight?

LTL (Less Than Truckload) Freight could be a shipment that is 6 pallets or Less (although there are some exceptions.

Partial Truckloads could be loads that are more than 6 pallets or more than 6000 pounds yet take up only half of a trailer space (53 foot van)

Full Truckload (FTL) is for more than half of a Trailer space up to a FULL truck load 53 van space. Please let us know if you need a FREIGHT-QUOTE.

Partial Truckloads

For heavy or large LTL shipments it may be cost-effective to consider volume services or partial Truckloads. You can notify us what you are shipping, weights and dimensions (l x w x ht) in order to do an analysis, including checking your rates for- LTL, Partial Truckload, or Full Truckload.

If you would like a Freight- Quote please fill out our online form or give us a call today at – 434 990 4144.

The weight of a shipment of 10,000 or more pounds might place it into differing trucking options however the Dimensions of each unit (pallet or crate) plus matters more.

What can The Shipping Emporium do for you?

Hello & We hope that you are enjoying spring. Thank you for your

interest in learning more about what The Shipping Emporium can do for

you. If you would like a Freight- Quote please fill out our online form or give us a call today at – 434 990 4144.

The Shipping Emporium can transform your shipping process, from complex to a simple, faster and more cost-effective solution. And the Shipping Emporium, as your 3rd party Logistics provider can simply your process and perhaps save your company time or money, with our large network of 1000s of Common Carriers (for LTL shipping) and Independent Carrier (for FTL/ Truck loads). (This means better rates & service for you!

When your company does have shippable goods on a PO for an Eva

(commonwealth of Virginia) buyer you are ready for a cost-effective and

simple way to order a truck, handle the service-related issues and we’ll

also communicate with you every step of the way.

Increase your potential for more government business, as we can offer to

be your sub-contracting partner (as a certified small, women owned)

Provider. We have experience handling Freight (LTL or TL) for many

companies such as yours in the government contracting space. We are SWAM and Micro-business Certified!

You can call or email us (or go online to www.shippingemp.com anytime

for a free & no obligation freight quote. www.shippingemp.com.

The Shipping Emporium is different because we can go “above and beyond” for your company, offering immediate customer service tailored to your needs- All calls and emails are answered within 5 minutes to 2 business hours at the most. Our pricing is very competitive- why not call or

reach out to us by email to find out more?

Thank you for your time! It’s a pleasure working with you.

Please keep me posted of any more trucking/ Freight services needed.

Thank you for your business!

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

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Ruckersville/ Barboursville, VA 22968

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

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


Guaranteed and Expedited Shipping

March 27, 2020

Your company is Now more than ever looking into Time Critical/ Guaranteed LTL Freight service? During this trying time, we are all operating, and we have many trucking services (Based on your Lane and sometimes on the Commodity, weight and Dimensions). The Shipping Emporium offers you more than one option for Reliable Freight Shipping through a vast number of LTL carriers or FTL carriers based on your needs.

Very good to have information on a shipment’s desired delivery date—and if the Freight (going by LTL with one of our quality LTL Freight Carriers) needs to be TIME SENSITIVE/ TIME CRITICAL.

What is TIME CRITICAL? We know that when your company needs an expedited shipment that every minute counts!

When contacting the Shipping Emporium for a rate please provide us the following information:

Your Time Critical Date (ie Guaranteed day or delivery is on your BOL (no Holidays or weekends).

Time Critical and Time Definite (Guaranteed) LTL Shipping is for Domestic only. Please provide 1) Company Names for pick up and the Deliveries and 2) Please provide Full addresses and any 3) Special services or requirements including Loading or Unloading assistance if needed.

Customers who select our ‘Standard LTL’ option are going to sometimes experience delays with delivery and with no fault of the carrier—as the normal transit times are not guaranteed. Customers usually prefer ‘Standard LTL’ pricing and therefore it’s more common.

Sometimes, customers who select our ‘Standard LTL’ rate options will experience a Faster delivery, but keep in mind that  ‘Time Critical ’shipments in transit that can take precedence as there is a higher rate for “Time Critical” or “Guaranteed” Delivery. The Rules and Terms and Conditions will also vary from Carrier to Carrier

We have 2 options with our LTL Carriers- Delivery by 12 NOON and Delivery by 5:00 PM. (also based upon your pick-up date).

The cost for the faster delivery – Similar to how truck pricing works, is more expensive. However, Delivery guaranteed by NOON on a certain day is probably higher than 30% more. (Delivery by NOON is more than delivery by 5:00 PM). Depends on carrier.

Call – The Shipping Emporium, ahead of time, to see how – Time Critical OR Time Definite shipping would work for you!

Ask me how to get better rates for LTL, (Standard or Time Critical OR Guaranteed) Or for- partials and Full Truckload services anywhere in the USA!

Please let us know- on what day your company (or agency) needs a delivery and by what day you are ready for a pickup.

Reminder—Your Time Critical shipment, cannot usually be picked up or delivered on a Federal Holiday. And, your Time Critical/ Guaranteed delivery day MUST be typed onto your BOL!

And, the scheduled pick up to coordinate with a Guaranteed delivery date must occur. 

Transportation Industry (3PLs) on Essential Business Lists

To: Whom It May Concern

From: The Shipping Emporium

Date: March 25, 2020

Re: 3PLs Are Considered Essential During COVID-19 Pandemic  

The Shipping Emporium is committed to safety as it engages in the important business of facilitating transportation services. Our number one priority is providing safe and reliable service for our shipper and motor carrier customers as they deliver supplies to essential business customers.

Over the course of the past week, there have been several states across the country that have issued “shelter-in-place” orders, which mandate that all non-essential businesses are required to cease operations until the COVID-19 crisis subsides.

Most of the states are utilizing official guidance issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) entitled Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community & National Resilience in COVID-19 Response. Per this guidance, logistics companies are considered “essential” and are permitted to continue operations.

Specifically, the DHS guidance outlines the following two (2) transportation essential business practices that include logistics companies:

  • Employees supporting or enabling road transportation, including dispatchers, maintenance and repair technicians, warehouse workers, truck stop and rest area workers, and workers that maintain and inspect infrastructure.
  • Employees of firms providing services that enable logistics operations, including cooling, storing, packaging, and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.

At the Shipping Emporium, we are dedicated to ensuring we continue to work on behalf of our shipper and motor carrier customers and are committed to continuing to move freight across the country during this crisis.

We pledge to do everything in our power to ensure store shelves are stocked, medical supplies are provided to hospitals, and other essential products reach their destination.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jane Barnett


The Shipping Emporium

Phone: 703-304-8170 OR 434-990-4144   Email:    janeb@shippingemp.com

Hello & Happy Early Spring

March 24, 2020

Hello & Happy Early Spring from – Jane Barnett and The Shipping Emporium. We are in Central Virginia, and as a 3PL We can help to pick up and deliver your Freight, 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 and/ or we have already introduced ourselves. We’re SWAM and Micro-Business Certified and may be a good fit for your Business.

During the Coronavirus Outbreak (Covid-19) as you are already aware that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this (Covid19) a “Global Pandemic”. This may affect some of our customers. We have received notices from all of our Carriers who do interact with customers are committed to training and following the CDC’s recommendations for – Handwashing, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers and distancing when possible. At this time our Carriers’ are all fulling operational for pick-ups and deliveries in ALL 50 States and we’re on the “Essential Businesses” list in states that are on Mandatory Lock- Down for Non Essential Businesses (currently- About half of the 50 States are temporarily closing Non- Essential Business,) However, The Shipping Emporium and our Carriers are open for “Business as Usual”  and for transportation between the USA and Canada as well.

The only requirement for our Carriers to pick up and Make Deliveries for you during this “Lock-down” in most states until April sometime- Is that Both The Pick up and the Destination Business’ need to be open to Load or Receive Freight!

We’re fully operational and if you need to have a pickup for your LTL or TL freight, please let us know by phone or email any time!

At the Shipping Emporium, as are our Carriers. During this pressing time, all Carriers that we are doing business with are doing all that we can to maintain service excellence and to make sure that your goods are picked up and delivered in a timely manner as much as possible!

A short- list of the services that we are offering you is:

LTL Freight

TL Freight

Cargo Insurance

Some International (smaller packages by Air)

Domestic Freight (TL and LTL) all over the USA…

A free, no obligation quote at – https://shippingemp.com/get-a-freight-quote/

Or you can call THE SHIPPING EMPORIUM from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST, For your Quote- 434-990-4144 OR 703 304 8170.

We can handle pick-ups even on the same day for many clients when booked early in the day.

Specializing in Heavy Freight including- LTL freight from 150 pounds or more and FTL (or Full Truck load freight).Please let us know what you are shipping, size and weight and value and we can take it from there!

We’re Highly specialized at LTL and Partial TLs, and FTLs for some lanes.

A free, no obligation quote at – https://shippingemp.com/get-a-freight-quote/

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! Especially let us know if you have any questions or concerns during this current Pandemic and we will always do our best 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

Your eVA SWAM Vendor for- Trucking Services or Storage Containers



Finding the right Carrier Services- Truckload or Less than Truckload partner for your University or Agency can be a challenge. We’re the Shipping Emporium, located in Central Virginia

yet handling Logistics for Clients (Business and Government Agencies) in

all regions of the USA.

We’re 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 Freight Services 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 handle all our Bill of

Ladings, Scheduling pick-ups and deliveries, and any Logistics?


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


We are here to help you, your agency or University and make your customers happy.

And taking care of the whole shipping process. As a Buyer, you need to focus on core areas of your business or agency.

That’s why you would probably enjoy a partner who would create your bill of landings, 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 don’t 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. In order 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.

We are also micro-business Certified! Call us today and see what we can do for you!

It’s always a pleasure working with you.

Jane Barnett    the Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Ruckersville/ Barboursville, VA 22968

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

CALL US at 703-304-8170,  janeb@shippingemp.com


Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

MC# 852417      Duns # 078483342     CAGE Code # 78HM5

eVA Vendor # 91829 and SWAM cert # 701061

UVA vendor number 273359

We are also micro-business Certified!

Get a Fast and Accurate Freight Quote

Thank you for your Business or for your interest in Learning more about The Shipping Emporium, your resource for Trucking Services (over 100 pounds).

We’ll ask you a number of questions to confirm what LTL or TL Quotes (Freight Shipping )or services you have now or coming up for receiving or Sending your goods in the USA or also to Canada. The number of pallets or crates and their size and weight each are important to make sure that we can get you the best price possible.

You can either submit your quote via our website links for “Request a Freight Quote”. Please also specify if you need a Flat bed rather than a Dry van truck

It’s easy to obtain a fast and Free – LTL or Truckload quote from us online.

OR by email if this is easier, to – customerservice@shippingemp.com

Please provide:

(For the Best and Most Accurate Pricing)

1) The number of pallets or crates shipping, along with the weight and dimensions for each. (ie – for each unit shipping we need to have for a fair and accurate quote- length x width x height in inches and weight for each pallet and total number of units.

2) A Description of what is shipping, including the Freight class, and the value.

3) Pick up destination- Address if known, (OR CITY, STATE AND ZIP) and if they have any lift gate or other special requirements.

4) Pick up destination- Address if known, (OR CITY, STATE AND ZIP) and if they have any lift-gate or other special requirements.

5) How soon do you need a pickup and a delivery?

6) What is your shipment’s Value and if the goods are new or used. Would you like a Cargo Insurance Quote? (Optional but recommended)

Some of our customers have been very interested in Cargo Insurance. Every shipment is different, therefore please provide as much detail in your Quote for Freight and for Cargo Insurance both- Including your shipments Value (amount paid for on your invoice, and very important – If your shipment is NEW or Used goods. Just as many 3rd Party Logistics or Freight Shipping Companies do, we offer Cargo Insurance with a Company that insures Cargo- and is not the carrier.

In case you have any trucking routes coming up to or from your location(s) just let me know!

Thanks & Regards,

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

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990 4144

Ruckersville, VA  22968

MC# 852417      Duns # 078483342     CAGE Code # 78HM5

eVA Vendor # 91829 and SWAM cert # 701061

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

February 6, 2020   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 2013-2020

How to Pack For An LTL Carrier

Before calling your Freight Broker/ Logistics Company, best to have your goods packaged and ready to go.

This is also really helpful in getting you the best & most accurate rate based upon- your freight’s – number of pallets, weight for each pallet and dimensions (length x width x height) per pallet.

  1. Identify fragile/breakable items. Before packing your items into boxes, determine whether the items are fragile/breakable.
  2. Use pallets when shipping multiple boxes. (this could also save your company or agency money).
  3. Wrap your pallet with shrink-wrap.
  4. It depends on what you are packing but the ideal pallet is always the same to a carrier: a square strong crate (for example)- 45″ to 50″ high on which they can stack another pallet and weighing no more than 1200 lbs.
  5. In the real world, we are not economically able to crate every shipment and most freight does not perfectly fill out a 42″ x 48″ x 48″ space. So we adjust – but your goal should be to minimize the dimensions of your freight while the packages or piece inside of the skid are configured in the strongest configuration possible to withstand weight on top and/or pressure hits from the side – such as other freight bumping it or a forklift hitting it from the side.
  6. Further – before getting your LTL Freight quotes- you should use binding – plastic or steel, to tie down/secure your freight to the skid in addition to a lot of shrink wrap. Both shield your freight from a “pressure event” such as a minor hit by a forklift and keep your freight on its pallet as freight moves around with natural bumps on the road inside the truck – shrink wrap over the top and totally cover the freight with shrink wrap to keep humidity out and rain out from a leaky truck or unprotected loading dock.
  7. If you ship fragile goods, you should make sure your packaging conforms to rigorous packaging set by the LTL common carrier industry’s ship your goods safely and help to hopefully eliminate carrier rejections of your claims due to “Insufficiently rigorous packaging.”

Keep in mind that we can offer you a no-obligation Freight-quote anytime! please call your- Shipping Emporium Freight Consultant. We’re your Reliable Freight Shipping Service! Call us today at – 703 304 8170 OR  434 990 4144.