17 Common LTL Shipping Questions

Do you have questions about LTL shipping? Understanding basic shipping information helps to make a sometimes complicated process less overwhelming. Here are some frequently asked questions customers want to know when we work with them. What is LTL Shipping? Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping is a mode of transportation for freight that would not fill a full…

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How to prevent freight damage

There are few events that frustrate shippers, carriers, and customers more than the arrival of a damaged item. While less than 1% of shipments are damaged, booming e-commerce trends have made it a common experience for customers at some point and damaged freight is the reason for a substantial fraction of e-commerce returns. Not only…

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COVID and its impacts on real-time shipping

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains worldwide and sent companies into damage control with upset customers over the delays. Amid the reluctance of consumers to enter brick and mortar stores early in the pandemic, online sales in the United States increased, rising in June of 2020 to 76.2% over the same month…

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Why Last Mile delivery is the most important to customers

Last-mile delivery is sometimes referred to as “the last-mile problem.” Why? Because it is precisely when freight that has arrived at a warehouse needs to move to its final destination as quickly as possible that the efficiencies of LTL and parcel services in aggregating and shipping freight from multiple senders together come unraveled. The necessity…

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How to Avoid Shipping Delays

The global recovery following the early stages of the Pandemic has increased the demand for shipping. It has also disrupted supply chains, leaving many businesses in the uncomfortable position of trying to cope with irate customers whose deliveries were delayed. During the Pandemic, many consumers changed their purchasing behaviors because they were uncomfortable shopping in…

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How to Prepare and Palletize Shipments

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How to Prepare LTL Shipments Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping depends on quickly and efficiently combining and recombining freight from different sources as it flows through a network of trucks and warehouses on its path to final delivery. Most often, this is accomplished by properly and efficiently assembling pallets of goods, which is why there are roughly…

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The Ultimate Guide to LTL Shipping in California

LTL shipping in California can be a bit confusing. And since we do this all day, every day, we consider ourselves experts in LTL shipping. We took all the questions we’ve gotten from all our clients over the years and put together this helpful guide. What is LTL Shipping? Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping is a mode…

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