What is Volume LTL Shipping?
Volume LTL shipping has brought together carriers with businesses who ship products because it is a win-win for everyone. With Volume LTL you get the benefits of Truckload or Partial Truckload while realizing the cost savings associated with less than truckload or LTL as we call it today.
A Quick Definition:
Volume LTL is any shipment greater than 5,000 lbs, 6 pallets or more and taking up 12 to 32 linear feet of trailer space. It can sometimes be referred to as partial truckload, but volume LTL has distinct size requirements and does need product crated or on pallets, not a requirement for partial TL shipments. If the shipment will take up 20% or more of the trailer, volume LTL may be the way to go.
For many companies who need to ship products, Volume LTL just makes sense!
In partial truckload freight shipping, you only need to pay for the portion of the truck you use. This is a nice option for those shipments that are lighter or shorter than a full truckload. We match up to other items in the surrounding area that have a common direction of travel and consolidate them to make a viable shipment for our drivers while also saving you money by sharing the cost with other shippers.
We work with shippers and receivers, construction site contacts and trade show representatives to make sure we are in communication with the people on the ground floor. This level of communication makes us able to deliver on promises with ease and efficiency.
In the transportation industry, you can always be thrown a wildcard. When deciding which method of transportation is best for your needs, remember the faster you need the item shipped the more it will cost you. Some of your options are to pay for a dedicated truck regardless of the load size and have them run it straight through. An LTL Carrier could also be hired and paid a premium for their guaranteed delivery services. If you need to really move something quickly, you can hire a team of drivers for a load. This will provide 2 drivers transporting your load non-stop to the destination. You will be paying a premium for this service, but if you needed it yesterday, it may be your only option.