Posts Tagged: Freight

6 Tips to Save on LTL Shipping

Save on LTL Shipping

When you need to save on LTL shipping, it can be difficult for shippers to find the lowest rate that will fit their shipping needs.  LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipments involve small freight deliveries that are too large to be considered parcels, yet too small to fill an entire truckload.  LTL freight shipping rates can be… Read more »

Eight Tips to Avoid the Madness of Freight Transportation & Logistics


Logistics can be maddening at times, and the month of March is no exception. However, since March is the official month of madness, we thought we’d provide a few tips for shippers to consider to avoid some of the madness that often comes with freight transportation and logistics. Packaging your freight properly. Poorly packaged freight… Read more »

What’s the best way to ship a domestic freight shipment?

Wondering whether your domestic freight shipment should move via parcel, less-than-truckload (LTL), or full-truckload (FTL) carrier? Here’s a quick cheat-sheet with some PROs and CONs to each of these ground transportation modes. Parcel Shipping: Shipments under 150 pounds and shipped in cartons (less than 108 inches long and 67 inches wide), rather than on a pallet,… Read more »

8 Cost-Saving Freight Shipping Tips for the Fall Season


The leaves are turning, temperatures are dropping, and the peak Fall freight shipping season is here once again. Manufacturers are working to ship year-end orders, distributors are managing inventory and fulfilling shipments, and retailers are stocking shelves for the holidays. No matter where your business lies within the supply chain, finding affordable and reliable freight capacity… Read more »

LTL Freight Quotes and Shipping Tips


Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping refers to relatively small freight deliveries that are too large to be classified as parcels and too small to fill an entire truck (i.e., full truckload).  When obtaining LTL freight quotes for such shipments, carriers generally tend to consider anything between 150 and 5,000 pounds as a typical LTL shipment. Shipments over 5,000… Read more »

LTL General Rate Increases


U.S.-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers continue to announce their annual LTL general rate increases – or GRIs – earlier than in previous years. GRIs, which tend to be in the 4-6% range every year, are intended to offset carriers’ rising costs for new equipment, real estate, technology, and employee wages. Unfortunately, GRIs typically have the greatest… Read more »

Freight Management Fundamentals Webinar


As the company that manages the Logistics Program for the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA), Logistics Plus recently kicked off a series of short webinars to introduce MBA members to various transportation and logistics topics and trends. The live webinars are complimentary for MBA members, but both MBA and non-MBA members can view the online, recorded… Read more »

How Do You Move All The Big Things in Texas?


BIG news y’all … Logistics Plus now has the BIGGEST forklift in northern Texas! With our high capacity, heavy duty HYSTER 620, we are able to provide solutions for all of your heavy-lift, large and unique freight warehousing needs. With a lifting capacity of about 62,000 pounds, the forklift is specifically designed for tough applications and… Read more »

Less Than Truckload – LTL Freight Quotes


When you ship less than truckload (LTL) shipments, it is common to request an LTL freight quote from one or more carriers, or from third-party logistics (3PL) companies (sometimes referred to as brokers). Shippers that need LTL freight services are typically going to evaluate their options according to the following needs: Cost. What are the total freight charges… Read more »

Less Than Truckload (LTL) Accessorial Fees Explained

One of the many factors affecting LTL rates are what are known as “accessorial fees.” These include any charges applied when additional services are required to handle shipments. They are oftentimes applied and assessed after the shipment has been made, thus making them a very challenging factor to include in transportation budgets. While base rates… Read more »