Posts Tagged: LTL

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

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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

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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

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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 »

Logistics Plus Provides LTL Shipping Advice in Magazine Article

Logistics Plus recently participated in an interview with Inbound Logistics magazine to provide shippers with LTL shipping advice. The article, written by Sandra Beckwith, provides shippers with tips on how best to save on less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping.  You can read an online version of the article on the Inbound Logistics website using the link below. 18 Sure-Fire Ways… Read more »

Volume LTL and Partial Truckload Shipping

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What is volume LTL shipping? In general industry terms, a volume shipment (sometimes referred to as a partial truckload) typically weighs more than 5,000 pounds, is six (6) pallets or more or it takes up 12 to 32 linear feet of trailer space. As with most consumer or business purchases, buying the things you need in larger quantities is a simple… Read more »

Logistics Plus Appreciates Truck Drivers

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) – a time when America honors all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. Logistics Plus was founded by a truck driver; and so our 400+ employees are especially proud to extend our collective… Read more »

Logistics Playbook: Mode Selection

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Choosing the right mode for freight transportation is a very important part of any logistics playbook. You will ship your product by either ground, air, ocean or rail transport. The factors that come into play in mode selection include the following: Availability – is equipment and capacity readily available? Speed – is the transit time for… Read more »

Congratulations to Our Quality Carriers

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Last week Logistics Management magazine unveiled the results of its 33rd Annual Quest for Quality Awards contest. To determine who wins the vote, Logistics Management readers evaluate companies in all modes and service disciplines, choosing the top performers in categories including motor carriers, railroad and intermodal services, ocean carriers, airlines, freight forwarders, ports, and third-party/contract… Read more »

eShipPlus for Freight Shipping

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Watch this short video for a very quick introduction to the Logistics Plus® eShipPlus™ online freight shipping tools. There are numerous benefits for shippers to use a transportation management system (TMS) for freight shipping. The use of a TMS, such as eShipPlus, for LTL and truckload transportation helps ensure that your loads are matched to the best carrier, equipment, and… Read more »