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The Impact of Freight Class on LTL Accessorial Charges: What Shippers Need to Know

In transportation, shippers face a multitude of challenges as they seek to optimize their transportation strategies. One crucial aspect that significantly influences the cost of shipping is the freight class. In the Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping, understanding how freight class impacts accessorial charges is important. Our blog explains the nuances of this relationship and explores what […]

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What is LTL Freight?

In the world of logistics and transportation, LTL freight is a term that frequently comes up in conversations. But what exactly is LTL freight, and how does it work? In this guide, we’ll break down the fundamentals of LTL freight and its benefits. Understanding LTL Freight What is LTL Freight? LTL, which stands for Less […]

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Best Practices for Selecting an LTL Carrier

In the dynamic landscape of shipping and logistics, making the right choice when it comes to Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) carriers is pivotal. Your business’ operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, and overall success depend on this crucial decision. This blog outlines essential strategies for selecting an LTL carrier and enhancing your logistical processes. Understanding LTL Shipping LTL Shipping […]

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Tips for Efficient LTL Shipping: Preparing Shipments for Pickup and Delivery

Freight Class and NMFC Codes Understanding freight class and National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) codes is crucial for accurate pricing and billing. Determine the appropriate freight class for your goods based on factors such as density, stowability, and handling characteristics. Accurate classification helps avoid surprises in your shipping costs. Choosing the Right Packaging Materials Selecting […]

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Understanding the Impact of Fuel Surcharges on LTL Shipping Costs

How Are Fuel Surcharges Calculated? Fuel surcharges are typically calculated as a percentage of the base rate. The specific percentage often varies based on the carrier and prevailing fuel prices. Different types of fuel charges exist, ranging from standard fuel surcharges to advanced fuel surcharge models. These variations influence the final shipping rates and significantly […]

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The Importance of Accurate Weight & Freight Class Calculations for LTL Shipping

Load Capacity and Optimization For carriers, accurate weight calculations are crucial for maximizing load capacity. By knowing the exact weight of each shipment, carriers can optimize the consolidation of freight and avoid exceeding weight limits. This results in reduced fuel consumption and transportation costs, ultimately benefiting both carriers and shippers. The Significance of Correct Freight […]

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Common LTL Shipping Challenges and How to Overcome Them 

LTL (Less-than-Truckload) shipping has gained significant popularity in the logistics industry, offering cost-effective transportation solutions for businesses of all sizes. Like any shipping method, LTL shipping comes with its own set of challenges. Understanding and addressing these challenges is crucial for optimizing your supply chain operations and ensuring smooth, efficient transportation.   What is LTL Shipping?  […]

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10 Tips for Negotiating LTL Shipping Rates

What is LTL Shipping? LTL or Less-Than-Truckload is a method of shipping for smaller shipments that don’t require a full truckload. LTL or partial truckload is generally slightly larger parcel shipments (150 lb +) but don’t require the usage of an entire truck. In LTL shipping, multiple shipments from different shippers are consolidated into a […]

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How LTL Accessorials Work: Ways You Can Pay Less of Them

As shippers scramble for bargains in a market with few to find, we’re always trying to answer questions about how we can better help them lower costs. When it comes to LTL freight that is easier said than done. That’s because the rules that apply to other forms of transportation don’t necessarily apply to LTL […]

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5 Advantages of Shipping LTL Freight

Regardless of the mode of transportation, the question remains the same: how can I get my product to market as fast as possible and at the lowest cost available, without sacrificing service? Like ocean or air freight, trucking is another extension of this timeless quandary. Long gone are the days when everyone owned their own […]

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