Less than truckload (LTL) can be a viable shipping option when the volume of your freight is greater than what can be sent via a parcel, but not so great that a full truckload (FTL) is necessary. The selection represents the middle-ground, and is often utilized by lots of small to mid-sized businesses. However, LTL […]
One of the key decisions when shipping freight is determining which mode will be most cost effective and efficient while also ensuring the goods arrive in their proper condition. To inexperienced shippers the decisions appear obvious, but seasoned veterans understand the intricacies of shipping contracts and can identify when they are likely to incur unexpected […]
Many companies understand tactical transportation processes on a shipment to shipment basis. Each time something needs to go out, they look for the best price, tender the freight, and repeat the next time the freight needs to be moved. This approach seems reasonable, but over time it fails to account for carrier performance, changes in shipment […]
Companies looking to increase shipping efficiencies may turn to a transportation management or third party logistics (3PL) company for guidance. These logistics firms strive to help refine a company’s processes in order to optimize efficiencies and reduce costs, objectives achieved by addressing the following areas of operations:
Partial truckload (PTL) shipments are sometimes offered by carriers to clients needing to move anywhere from 12 to 30 lineal feet of goods. PTL is suitable for clients looking to ship more than what less than truckload (LTL) delivery services can accommodate, but less than that required to fill up a full truckload (FTL).