Case Studies

Illumitex LED lighting for plants


National LED Light Producer Illumitex Saves 28% on Shipping with Switch to uShip
Illumitex switched its outbound LTL Shipments over to uShip and saved an average of $100 per shipment. Transparent pricing and detailed invoicing from uShip gave it confidence in its transition.

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Sports car and snowmobiles


Cranky Ape Cuts Overhead in Half After Turning to uShip
CrankyApe needed a cheaper option to ship RVs, powersport, and marine units and equipment to and from its regional warehouses. After testing out the uShip platform for a month, it switched to uShip full-time to source its carriers. By establishing a network of reliable carriers with competitive pricing through uShip, CrankyApe has been able to cut its company fleet by 50%.

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Fusion3 3D Printer


Fusion3 was frustrated by the increasingly expensive, fixed shipping costs for its 3D printers. Through an online search for better options, it discovered uShip. The cherry on top: significantly reduced back-and-forth communication to set up shipments.

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Shipping LTL with uShip

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping is utilized for shipping smaller freight loads that are too small to fill an entire truck and too large to be shipped by standard delivery. The Canadian LTL trucking company that you choose will combine your shipment with others until a LTL freight container is filled. The LTL shipping container system transfers shipping containers from truck to truck via a hub system until the container reaches its final destination.

Cost of LTL Freight

Freight pricing is based on multiple factors such as the shipment's freight class, density, route, and even how the items are packaged. The cost of LTL freight shipping is considerably cheaper than shipping big items via a parcel carrier.

For an inside look at what it costs to ship LTL freight, visit our cost to ship LTL freight tool. There you will be able to view real-world LTL freight shipping transactions as they happened in our marketplace.

Freight Shipping Timeline

LTL freight can take longer than truckload to ship because the hub system transfers the container several times before reaching its destination. The LTL freight shipping company you choose should provide a timetable with the exact transit time of your shipment. Note that the times provided are for the transit time only. You should add a day or two to the estimate to be safe.

Preparation and Handling

Since the freight will be loaded and unloaded multiple times, LTL trucking is more susceptible to damage. Caution and proper care should be exercised if you are shipping your load as LTL freight. You should consolidate your LTL freight into one large, palletised shipment. Make sure the load is secured to the pallet correctly and the shipment doesn’t exceed the edges of the pallet as damage from contact during shipping may occur. Minimizing the number of individual packages reduces handling time and decreases the likelihood of damage.

Service Across Canada

Transporters on uShip are not limited to a single area. They handle deliveries throughout Canada and across boarders, including:

Cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec, Winnipeg, Hamilton, London, Halifax, St. Johns, and Others

Provinces: Carriers service every Province within Canada including Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Others

Check out our Ultimate Freight Guide for further insight into the world of freight shipping.

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