Less than truckload freight shipping (LTL) shipping options provide you with quick, easy, and cost-effective solutions for smaller shipments. Depending on your business structure, you will occasionally need to book shipments that aren’t large enough to fill up an entire truckload.
LTL freight shipping is used for the transportation of small freight or when freight doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer. This shipping method can be used when freight weighs between 150 and 15,000 pounds.
When shipping LTL with ASAP Transport Solutions, the shipper pays for the portion of a standard truck trailer their freight occupies, while other shippers and their shipments fill the unoccupied space. There are a number of benefits to shipping via LTL:
- Reduces costs: When booking an LTL shipment, you only pay for the portion of the trailer used. The rest of the cost is covered by the other occupants of the trailer’s space.
- Increases security: Most LTL shipments are packaged onto pallets before being loaded onto a truck. One well-packaged pallet has a better chance of remaining secure than shipments with multiple smaller handling units.
- Additional service options: When shipping via LTL, you gain access to special services like liftgates and inside pickup and delivery.
- Tracking: LTL carriers offer tracking capabilities through the bill of lading number, a Progressive number, PO number, shipment reference number and pick up date range, to name a few.
ASAP Transport Solutions’ Full Range of LTL Shipping Services include:
- Major Discounts with all LTL carriers
- Liftgate Services
- Residential pickup and deliveries
- Trade show and exhibit services
- Construction site pickups and deliveries
- Hazmat/chemical shipments
- Freight classification assistance
- Customs brokerage assistance
- Claims management
- Guaranteed and expedited services
- Return goods management
ASAP Transport Solutions specializes in simplifying the logistics of any complex supply chain and help find ways for our clients to save time and money when shipping their products. No matter what challenge that our customers are facing, we will find you the best logistical solution possible. Our goal is for our clients to view us as an extension of their company that they can depend on.