When it comes to your company's shipping practices as they relate to your Supply Chain, it pays to be as efficient as possible. However, generic shipping options might not be the best transportation solution for you. If you think that your business is wasting time and money waiting to fill full trucks, LTL freight services could be right for you. The less than truckload shipping market is estimated at $35 billion, and your company may benefit by taking advantage of this service.
What Is LTL Shipping?
LTL shipping involves shipments that do not fill an entire truck. These freight loads generally weigh between 150 and 10,000 pounds. If you choose this option, your cargo will likely share a trailer with another load of cargo, and you will only pay for your share rather then the entire truckload. The cost is based on various factors such as class, weight, origin zip, destination zip, specific commodity descriptions, and any supplementals such as liftgate delivery, residential delivery (RESI), or other special requirements.
Why Choose LTL?
LTL freight services have a multitude of benefits, making it the best option for many companies.
The DTS Difference
Diversified Transportation Services has over 28 years of experience in the transportation industry, and we are an industry leader in the 3PL industry. LTL freight services, Truckload, Tradeshow, and specialty freight services that include heavy haul or flatbeds are all modes that we handle on a daily basis. We have taken this complicated process and made it more streamlined, offering competitive rates and outstanding customer service by use of our TMS -- Transportation Management Software. And once you send your shipment off, you can keep track of your items using our TMS platform.
By choosing LTL, you can prioritize your company's time, budget, and reputation. When your customers and clients receive their items on time, they may be more likely to be returning customers. With this effort and the help of DTS, you can make your freight logistics more efficient than ever.
Whether you're a company looking to improve one facet of your supply chain, your entire supply chain, or simply looking for a transportation and logistics consultation, we can help.