Posts Tagged: LTL

Logistics Playbook: Mode Selection


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


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


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 »

Logistics Management From Start Until Finish

Managed Transportation

Trucks, planes, boats, or trains … Logistics Plus® has the experience and expertise to help you move your goods by any transportation mode. In fact, we manage all aspects of logistics from start until finish – and everything in between! To make things simple for you, just click one of the services below to get started and then let us… 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 »

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 »