If you’re not taking advantage of how freight class can lower your shipping rates, you should. Your competitors are, that’s a fact! Freight classes were introduced to provide both shippers and carriers a way to establish standards on which to base pricing.
The advantages of shipping your cargo via LCL?
LCL shipping is an acronym for less than container load. As it states, it’s when your overseas shipment just does not fill a container load, but your cargo still needs routing overseas.
Shipping consolidators provide a service that enables firms and individuals to ship less than container load cargo at a fraction of the cost of a full container, with transit times that can stand up to normal full container load transits.
So what’s Less than Truckload, and what is Truckload?
When it comes to shipping LTL freight vs. Truckload, what initially seems like a simple task can become overwhelming. A lot of consideration comes into play with regards to dimensions, weight, classifications and insurance. Additional issues can also be thrown into the equation in terms of special services. Tail gate delivery, lumper services, hazmat etc. which will all tend to steer you into one direction or another in terms of a choice of carrier and service to be used. Making a decision between the use of a less than truckload carrier, or a full load carrier is often a difficult one. We have made the decision process easier by outlining some key features of both these services in order to ease your burden in the decision making process.
In order to be able to answer that question, I guess we should explain what LTL Freight Brokers do and how they do it. A freight broker, also known as a 3PL (Third Party Logistics Firm), is usually comprised of a few experts in the field of transportation. These professionals usually have a field of expertise i.e. Ground transportation, Air transportation and Intermodal and usually offer services in all of these areas. A subset of the Ground transportation is comprised of full loads and LTL. Most freight brokers handle LTL freight and could also be called an LTL freight broker.
Finding Freight Shipping Solutions Fast
If you are in charge of shipping in your organization, you are probably familiar with the frustrations that come with finding freight shipping solutions on a daily basis for your organization. We won’t even get into the aggravation that comes from co-workers who just have no idea what is involved with shipping products and who place unreasonable demands on the shipping department.
You might think initially that Full Truck Load shipping rates would be easy to calculate, since basically the vast majority of carriers do the calculation based upon mileage. And that is partially true however; there are a lot of factors that come into play. So let’s try to demystify the process, in order to become a bit more informed about the subject and better equipped to reach a more informed decision on the rates that you are presently receiving.
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