While less-than-truckload or LTL shipping can accommodate a lot of shippers’ needs, it might not match your shipping needs. If your freight is large or oversized, exceeds 5,000 to 10,000 pounds (depending on commodity), requires the full trailer space, needs climate control, refrigeration or special equipment, such as flatbeds, you may need full truckload shipping. Truckload shipping is best for small to medium-sized businesses that are moving large s[...]
In the freight shipping and logistics industry, there are different seasons, so to speak. Fluctuations in the truckload market happen throughout the year based on seasonal demand, capacity etc., and in turn, impacts rates and the different options available to truckload shippers. Understanding truckload shipping seasons can help you optimize your supply chain and plan ahead for busier months when capacity is tighter. We cover the what and when of truc[...]
You may need to move a family antique, or you could be a small business owner who needs to ship their one-of-a-kind creations, everyone at one point or another has special items they need to ship. Your special items will most likely need additional services to make sure they are handled with the utmost care. There are certain protocols to follow and options at your disposal when it comes to shipping special items, and to ensure they arrive safely, we’[...]
Unfortunately, on occasion, freight gets damaged during shipping. Knowing your coverage options is important and can help you decide what coverage your shipment needs. Whether you’re shipping less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload or partial truckload, purchasing additional freight insurance can give you added peace of mind. But, do you need insurance for full or partial truckload freight shipping?
Anyone who loves all things “pumpkin” knows the importance of this seasonal produce. This time each year, the pumpkin emerges as cultural king. You can find them everywhere during this transition from summer to fall, from goofy jack-o’-lantern faces to pumpkin-spice lattes, to pumpkin flavored beer, pancakes, candles and more! But when it comes to the actual pumpkin itself, have you ever thought about how they make it from the pumpkin farm to your fro[...]
While those freight trucks on the highways might all look identical and even their cargo may appear to be exactly alike, their freight designations could be very different. Some might be carrying a number of shippers’ pallets and making multiple stops. Others might be taken up by one business making a large shipment. Two common shipping methods are full truckload and less than truckload. These two freight designations have several differences that mig[...]
While less than truckload (LTL) shipping is the most common shipping method in the freight world, there are a variety of other shipping methods to consider and choose from. Another common mode is full truckload where the cargo being shipped requires the full use of the truck trailer. Generally speaking, LTL shipping is great for shipping cargo that is too large for parcel but doesn’t require the use of an entire tractor trailer. But did you know there[...]
Be aware. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) delayed its annual Roadcheck to Sept. 9th-11th. You may experience shipping delays resulting from thorough 37-point inspections. Also, there is the potential that some drivers may take these days off, which could lead to a lack of capacity. Full truckload and partial truckload shipments will likely feel the greatest impact. The main focus of this year’s nationwide CV[...]
If you’re are a small to medium-sized business owner or manager who is short on time and looking for ways to decrease your freight spend, make your customers happy, reduce transit times and improve your overall shipping strategy – we’ve got the solution! Depending on the type, size or amount of freight you’re shipping, the advantages of full truckload freight shipping could be exactly what you need.
2020 really is a year unlike anything we have seen or experienced, and as market conditions fluctuate in less than truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) shipping, it can be hard for business owners or operators to keep up with changes. The freight industry market conditions change for a variety of reasons, such as economic situations, legal regulations, driver shortages, capacity issues, sudden public health emergencies, weather conditions, seasonality a[...]