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

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!


 Jane Barnett The Shipping Emporium