LTL

Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong

May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong
Balancing demand and capacity has become increasingly difficult in recent months. In February 2018 – a historically low-volume month – pricing and load-to-truck ratio were at levels higher than any time throughout 2017, while intermodal capacity was 100% utilized.* Businesses are struggling to adapt to the new normal of less capacity and higher costs, particularly Read More

Best Practices for Seamless LTL Shipping

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Best Practices for Seamless LTL Shipping
Businesses that experience increased shipping volume during the winter holidays often look to less-than-truckload (LTL) services as a solution to move smaller quantity shipments across North America. Rather than sending all customer orders individually via parcel – which can become very cost-prohibitive – businesses should consider sourcing an LTL carrier. LTL is also optimal for Read More

10 Reasons to Use Expedited Freight Shipping

October 16, 2017 Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Use Expedited Freight Shipping
Expedited shipping is no longer just a solution for high-value loads and emergency relief. These days, there are a multitude of reasons to choose expedited shipping. Supply chain solutions companies that offer expedited options are a great resource for shippers in determining if expedited is the best way to move their freight. Below are ten Read More

9 Tips for Shipping Less Than Truckload

January 31, 2017 Comments Off on 9 Tips for Shipping Less Than Truckload
Are you new to the shipping industry? Maybe you’re a small business who just expanded their distribution reach. Perhaps you’re looking to ship a small amount of freight to a new branch. No matter what your situation, if you’re new to less than truckload (LTL) shipping these tips will come in handy to help your company maximize Read More

Simplifying Less Than Truckload: Accessorial Charges

January 17, 2017 Comments Off on Simplifying Less Than Truckload: Accessorial Charges
Shipping freight using less than truckload (LTL) service can be difficult to navigate, especially for shippers new to the transportation and logistics industry. Shipping LTL involves many more factors than shipping truckload (TL) . One of the most important factors of LTL shipping is the accessorial. What is an accessorial? An accessorial is any additional service provided Read More

Dimensional Pricing in Less Than Truckload Shipping

December 21, 2016 Comments Off on Dimensional Pricing in Less Than Truckload Shipping
Technology continues to grow and change exponentially. There always seems to be a better phone or more impressive gadgets on the market. The shipping and logistics industry is no exception. Dimensional pricing is gaining traction in the less than truckload (LTL) sector. But what exactly is it? In short, dimensional pricing utilizes laser or photo technology to identify weight, Read More

Commingled LTL: Your Less Than Truckload Solution

December 14, 2016 Comments Off on Commingled LTL: Your Less Than Truckload Solution
For years, J.B. Hunt and other third-party logistics (3PL) providers have utilized a multimodal approach to shipping freight across the country and beyond. Recently, J.B. Hunt added the Commingled LTL service to its service offerings in the Southeast to Midwest regions. The new service provides bigger savings with pallet-based pricing and decreased handling to shippers by utilizing rail transport Read More

21 Shipping Terms Every Business Should Know

December 7, 2016 2
“Your reefer tender may be subject to drayage, detention and lumper fees.” Say what? Ever found yourself needing a translation guide to understand the acronyms and industry jargon used in the commercial shipping industry? You are probably not alone. To cut through some of the confusion, browse the list below of common industry terms and definitions. Read More

What is LTL Shipping? Frequently Asked Questions about Less Than Truckload

November 17, 2016 2
1. What are the basic differences in LTL shipments versus other modes of transport? Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipments are those usually weighing more than 100 pounds. They are too heavy to be transported by a small parcel carrier, but not large enough to require a full truckload. LTL shipping consolidates freight shipments and provides Read More

How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices

September 21, 2016 Comments Off on How Freight Class Codes Affect Freight Shipping Prices
As a shipper, understanding the restrictions and costs of your commodity is important. Whether it’s golf balls or cooking oil, the freight class code (National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) number) determines part of the cost and shipping requirements of cargo in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) relates freight class codes Read More