LTL shipping is a very common way for both small and large companies to move freight. The best transportation and logistics services will be set up to handle LTL freight, which can include anything over 150 pounds and up to anything less than a full truckload. 3rd party logistics companies are uniquely able to manage these types of loads while offering the best rates.
At Route Transportation & Logistics, Inc, services including LTL shipments throughout North America, which is an advantage over other companies only offering services throughout the United States. In addition to the destination factor, there are several other issues that shippers should consider.
The Experience Factor
When booking any transportation and logistics services, choose 3rd party logistics companies that have a proven track record of working for their customers and using vetted and reliable transportation companies. Getting the lowest price isn’t the most important factor as on-time delivery and reliable trucking services are the factors that your customers will be looking for.
What to Consider
It is important to realize that any non-asset-based truckload provider will arrange the carrier that is best suited for your product, route and delivery needs. This means that the company that you turn to as your less-than-truckload (LTL) service provider needs to have a network of freight companies at their disposal.
This ensures that when you request a quote today for a load, they 3PL (3rd party logistics) company can contact the right carrier, negotiate a price and schedule the pick-up and delivery to meet your needs.
In many cases, these companies are able to provide carriers that will complete next day or two-day delivery based on the locations of the pickup and delivery points. They can also work with shippers requiring guaranteed delivery, which is essential for many companies.
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