What is LTL Shipping?

September 9, 2020

What is LTL (Less than Truckload) shipping?

For Shippers, if you’re quoting with a small parcels carrier your pricing will be very high when your weight reaches 100-150 pounds or more and that is when you need to check with the Shipping Emporium, www.shippingemp.com to see if we can save you money. And, for Shipments that are not quite big enough for a FTL (Full Truck Load) then you can also save money with LTL for 6 pallets or less and 5000 pounds or less.

For most carriers, between 100 to 10,000 pounds is LTL and rates need to be done manually (not in an online quoting system) if more than 8 feet, more than 5000 pounds and or more than 6 pallets. Please email or call us at The Shipping Emporium for your best possible LTL rates for these.

How do you handle pricing for – Haz Mat, Over-length at over 8 feet, Protect from Freeze, Needs Cargo Insurance, and other specialized Accessorials?

We will be able to handle all of these questions for you. Every shipment is different, please be as specific as possible when providing us your – Shipment’s Description, number of Pallets or Crates, and size (length x width x height ) for each one.

If your shipment is 96 inches or more (over-length) , or has any of these special requirements we will need to offer you a Spot-Quote which also allows The Shipping Emporium to find out more about your special requirements, and the best option for you. Please email or call us at customerservice@shippingemp.com or 434-990-4144 or 703- 304 8170

Our Services include:

LTL (Less Than Truckload) Freight in the USA and Canada

Truckloads and Partial Truckloads

Cargo Insurance

Limited Small International Packages

Transit Times. If you expect that you need and LTL (Less than Truckload) 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 (Less Than Truckload) 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 you!

For more information Call the Shipping Emporium to find out which TL (Truck-load) or LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping will work best for you. (703) 304-8170 or (434) 990-4144.

Thank you for your business! We look forward to helping you.

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

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