Bad weather can be a nemesis to your productivity, keeping your vehicles and equipment parked in the lot. This winter is no different, and that should be on your mind as you start preparing your fleet for winter come the holiday shopping rush. While not all conditions can be overcome, there are ways to keep your fleet on schedule.
You have two main priorities: meeting deadlines and keeping your drivers safe. Depending on where your main distribution is happening in the country, you could face a serious threat to both.
LTL shipments, also known as Less Than Truckload, refers to shipments that do not require a full trailer for transport. Less than truckload shipping is the ideal solution for shippers with too much freight for parcel carrier services but not enough to warrant a full truckload, with LTL shipments generally weighing 151-15,000 lbs.
It might seem easier to handle your LTL shipments directly through the LTL carrier, cutting out the middle-man – a 3PL. But is it really the case? Let’s look at a few benefits of shipping your LTL freight through a 3PL.
LTL shipping is the smart and economical shipping method for any company that needs to transport freight weighing between 100 pounds and 10,000 pounds. Or to make it even simpler, it’s the most cost-effective way for companies who don’t ship full truckloads (hence the less than truckload name) of product at a time to transport their freight.
In this article, we will dive into how LTL shipping works, and the benefits it can bring to your company.