Less-than-truckload (LTL) transport, or less-than-truckload, is ideal for smaller and more frequent shipments. If your load isn’t large enough to fill a 48 to 53-foot trailer, an LTL service is a more economical option. You also get the benefits of decreasing costs and increasing scheduling flexibility. LTL service loads range between 151 and 20,000 pounds and consist of multiple shipments from multiple customers. Anything over 20,000 pounds requires full truckload shipping to better take advantage of economies of scale.
East Coast Transport provides efficient LTL freight service that moves your shipment quickly to the destination and maximizes your business productivity. With our LTL freight service, you save time and money.
Advantages of LTL Freight Services
- LTL Shipping Decreases Expenses: The sweet spot used to save money by shipping LTL is when the shipment weighs more than 150 lbs and does not require a full truckload. When several shippers share the truck, each shipper saves money because they only pay for the space used and the weight of their goods.
- LTL Shipping Is More Environmentally Friendly: For companies that want to reduce their carbon footprint, LTL allows for more trucks to be fully loaded, thus reducing the overall carbon footprint through efficiency.
- It Offers More Options and Is Ideal for Regular Shipments: LTL often is best when you need special handling of your freight, such as delivery notifications, inside pick-up, the use of a lift gate for heavy or bulky items, are delivering to locations with limited access, expedited shipping for emergencies, and/or freeze protection.
- LTL Shipping Tracking Helps in Delay Notification: Often, LTL service providers use tracking to keep track of pickup, drop-offs, and shipment in real-time. Shipments are typically recorded by the PO number, PRO number, and reference number of the delivery so that delays can be instantly reported.
Why Choose East Coast Transport for Your LTL Freight Service
LTL carriers need extensive knowledge of federal regulations for shipping a variety of goods from dry goods to food and beverage and even hazardous materials. East Coast Transport has relationships with several carriers specializing in transporting perishable items, liquids, metals, etc. We help ensure that documents, such as your bill of lading, are properly filled out. We also make sure that our clients can easily locate a dedicated LTL trucking partner to reduce the time spent on managing shipping and receiving. With our LTL freight service, we ensure you that your shipment is safe and will be delivered to the correct address without any delays. Our experienced team understands your business objectives and delivers shipments on time to reduce your number of return issues.
Schedule your LTL Shipment with our professional LTL Freight Service
LTL shipments are much more cost-effective than FTL shipments. Our LTL freight service provides a variety of outstanding solutions for every type of business. Our priority is to make sure shipments are accurate your budget needs are met. If you’re interested in working with East coast Transport as your LTL freight service provider, please contact us or call at 800-257-7877.