What is LTL Shipping?

Jan 29

What is Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping?


Less-than-Truckload (LTL) shipping is the action of moving partial shipments of freight on one trailer from Point A to Point B. LTL shipping is a cost-effective alternative to full-truckload shipments, because multiple shippers pay for their own pallet space in the trailer. LTL shipments  may range anywhere from 150 to 10,000 lbs and are arranged on pallets.

How Are LTL Quotes Calculated?

It is important that you enter accurate information when requesting an LTL shipping quote to ensure that you do not have unexpected fees during or after your shipment process. LTL Shipping Quotes are compiled from three things:

  1. Distance between origin and destination.
  2. Shipment weight.
  3. NMFC Class (Not familiar? Read about it here).

How is Roadrunner Freight's LTL Shipping Network Beneficial to You?

  • Reduce time spent waiting for LTL quotes by utilizing our Rapid Pricing Program.
  • Access cost-effective coverage throughout the domestic United States.
  • Utilize various online tools to help streamline your shipment. For example, you can Create a BOL, Request a Pick Up, and Track Shipments.
  • Minimize handling of freight with our origin-consolidation business model.
  • Benefit from various different lanes, such as long haul metro-to-metro and Next Day Delivery.
    Now that you're familiar with the basics of LTL shipping and the benefits Roadrunner Freight provides to LTL shippers, click below to request your quote and capitalize on the benefits from LTL shipping!

Learn More and Request a Quote Here!





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