Posts Tagged: LTL

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 »

LTL Guaranteed Options Now Available on eShipPlus


Logistics Plus customers using eShipPlus™ for online rate quoting and shipment scheduling will now benefit from instant visibility to LTL guaranteed services and rates. In addition to competitive standard LTL freight rates for multiple top-tier carriers, you’ll now be able to see – and select – guaranteed delivery services where available. This provides you with the added… Read more »

What Factors Impact Less Than Truckload (LTL) Rates?


LTL shipping refers to the process of transporting relatively small freight shipments that weigh anywhere between 150 to 10,000 lbs. Unlike Full Truck Load (FTL) prices, which are usually based on a more simplistic rate per mile system, LTL rates are calculated from several variable factors. Knowing these factors can be helpful in setting more… Read more »

Logistics Plus Freight Management Solutions


Freight management solutions are a core competency for Logistics Plus. In fact, the company was founded nearly 20 years ago to provide inbound domestic freight management services to GE Transportation, a division of General Electric (GE) – one of the largest companies in the world. The success we demonstrated in those early years opened up doors… Read more »

Congratulations to Quest for Quality Carriers


Earlier this month, Logistics Management magazine unveiled the results of its 32nd Annual Quest for Quality Awards recognizing some of the highest-quality carriers in the industry. This year, its survey results yielded 125 providers of transportation and logistics services. To determine who wins the vote, Logistics Management readers evaluate companies in all modes and service disciplines, choosing the top performers in categories… Read more »

TMS for LTL: 5 Benefits for Shippers


Businesses that ship less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments would benefit from using a transportation management system (TMS). Most large companies with big freight expenditures are already using a TMS, either with or as a part of their enterprise systems. However, those same benefits are also available to smaller companies with lower freight spending. This is often… Read more »

Freight Shipping 101


Are you new to freight shipping? In today’s lean workplace environment, it’s not uncommon for managers to ask employees to wear “multiple hats.” Operations people may be asked to make sales calls, accounting professionals may be asked to fill-in for operations, or office personnel might be asked to arrange for freight shipping. This latter example… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named a Top Freight Brokerage Firm


On Monday, Transport Topics – one of the most reputable magazines in the trucking industry – released its annual lists of Top Logistics Companies. The lists included in the annual ranking are the Top 50 Logistics Companies, Top Warehouse Firms, Top Ocean and Air Freight Forwarders, and Top Freight Brokerage Firms. Included on all of these lists are… Read more »

Meet our LTL Freight Staff

LTL Staff

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can seem daunting and complex. Rate tables, freight classifications, discounts, accessorials, minimums … understanding your charges is hard enough – let alone knowing whether you received a good deal or not. Don’t fret, you have an experienced Logistics Plus team that is ready to help. Rate negotiations, pricing agreements, freight bill auditing… Read more »