Less Than Truckload (LTL) Services And Its Benefits

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  1. 1. 2014 Landstar DUV Agency, Nation Wide Freight Movers In United States, Canada & Mexico Less than truckload (LTL) shipping and its benefits Less than truckload (LTL) shipping means freight transportation costing less than a full delivery load for a semi trailer. The partial shipments may weigh in between 151 and 20, 000 pounds and are merged with other partial shipments to make a full load. After placing them on the truck, the shipments are transported to terminals where they are arranged and then reloaded for further shipping them to their destination. For small firms, LTL arrangements are done through shipping options refined by utilization of freight transportation software (logistics software) emphasizing on integration of a firms shipping methods, minimizing delivery time and reducing delivery costs. The major benefit of less than truckload shipping is that it minimizes shipping costs. Rather than paying higher rates for delivering shipments by parcel carrier, companies can benefit through lower trucking rates. LTL is beneficial for trucking firms as it permits them to give their services to smaller firms, which before the deregulation of the trucking industry in the 1980s, necessarily had to ship products by parcel carrier or private trucking firm. Firms considering the efficiency of LTL shipping generally compare it against the cost of parcel shipping. Typically, parcel carriers only ship pieces weighing 150 pounds or less but persuade firms to segregate their shipments into smaller packages for algorithm dependent pricing. LTL shippers instead ship as few units as might be feasible to minimize loading and unloading time, transit damage and for simplifying inventory needs. The main similarity between LTL carriers and parcel carriers is that they both utilize terminal system for goods delivery whereas their primary difference is that price per pound rates are normally lower with LTL carriers. Though there is competition between truckload carriers and parcel carriers for business, several firms utilize them concurrently. E.g. a firm might utilize LTL shipping for delivering its products to the correct state and then utilize a parcel carrier for delivering it to the correct locale.
  2. 2. 2014 Landstar DUV Agency, Nation Wide Freight Movers In United States, Canada & Mexico For new firms considering the options of LTL shipping and parcel carriers, utilizing logistics software is a cost-effective way to get the best result for a firms specific shipping requirements. In addition to judging carriers cost effectiveness, the software can also minimize delivery time by analyzing traffic and road construction patterns, speed limit and length of route. You too can get the advantage of Less Than Truckload (LTL) Moving Services from a proficient trucking agency. Amongst the various agencies providing such services, Landstar DUV Agency is the leading one. Its Less-than-truckload (LTL) service is beneficial for firms who need only a small shipment of goods delivered because it is cost-efficient, timely and reliable and provides tracking information. It delivers LTL shipments with diverse types of shipments for efficient utilization of delivery space. Situated in Jacksonville, Florida, Landstar DUV Agency has more than 20 years experience as a landstar agent and provides high quality over-the-road transportation services which include van, over dimensional, flatbed, temperature controlled, and logistic services. Ranked as the third largest company in America, it provides transportation solutions to shippers throughout the United States and, to a lesser extent, between the United States, Canada and Mexico. It is certified with ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards.


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