Seth Godin - Master Marketeer gives a shout out on the benefits of LTL shipping in his daily blog message.
Leveraging specialists like Marathon Freight. We have so many new options with portion solutions. Today you can get more for less and still receive the best of options.
Seth nails the benefits of LTL in the following statement.
FTL means "full truckload." For the longest time, a full truckload was the only efficient way to ship goods around. A company would expand operations (not just trucking, but just about everything)...
Here are a few tips on shipping large items, LTL (Less Than Truckload) Across town, Across the state or Across the country
The first thing you need to do, is to make sure everything is well packed. Freight shipped LTL freight may make one or several stops before it reaches the destination. If you have more than 5 pieces you should consider putting everything on a pallet and shrink-wrap the contents. This will protect & insure...
There are many factors to consider when shipping your freight.
1) Is my freight going to stay within 1 carriers system or is it going to be interlined ?
Many brokers will always quote the lowest price without thinking about if the carrier is going to hand off to another carrier to handle a portion of the transportation or delivery. In many cases when this happens shipments can be billed incorrectly by the other carrier, if damage or loss occurs...