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LTL shipments are items that are items too large for postal service or popular parcel carriers. We're here to help you find the best freight shipping company in Canada at the best rate. We'll help you figure out how to ship, where to get the best LTL shipping rates, and provide plenty of support along the way.

With a uShip listing, you'll be able to find the best LTL shipping options for your needs and budget. Once you create detailed listing, you'll receive a few direct quotes from LTL shipping specialists. You can choose one of these options, of move your listing to the marketplace for others to submit quotes as well. Transporters will submit quotes to combine your shipment with other LTL deliveries to maximize efficiency and reduce costs for everyone. With LTL shipping, your freight moves to a hub center from which it gets transported by other carriers to your ultimate destination.


uShip makes LTL shipping as easy as 1, 2, 3!


First, consider the timeframe for your shipment. Next, consider the format. LTL freight typically means goods are placed on pallets. Palletized goods are then transported by a freight carrier. You'll also need to know what you're shipping – whether is it is new or used commercial goods, as well as the weight and dimensions of your pallet. A standard pallet is 40" by 48". Consider whether your shipment will require a lift gate at pickup and/or delivery, and include any restrictions the locations of pickup and delivery may have, such as being in a residential area.

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When you complete your uShip listing, your listing will go into the marketplace where carriers will submit competing quote. You'll be able to ask questions to LTL transport companies who've submitted quotes. You can also look at each carrier's profile to see a little more about them.

Every carrier has their own uShip profile with information on their transport history. You should look over these profiles to get a good sense of each carrier and understand their safety records and customer-rated feedback. Most LTL shippers post photos of their equipment as well as their certifications and licenses. Reviewing the profiles and talking directly with the carriers will give you the confidence in selecting the best LTL freight shipping in Canada.

3 | LTL Freight Shipping & Delivery in Canada

Once you've chosen the LTL freight service best for you, you'll communicate directly with your selected transporter. Be sure to let the carrier know of any special considerations with the items, such as value or fragility. You'll need to share any third party contact information available, and print your own copy of the bill of lading, it’s a good idea to print out your own copy as well. We're here to help with every step of your LTL shipment

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LTL freight pricing depends on many factors, including the shipment's freight class, density, route, and even how the items are packaged. But, LTL shipping will be considerably cheaper than shipping by parcel carrier.

To better understand the cost of LTL freight shipping in Canada, visit out cost to ship page where you can see prices on real LTL freight shipments.


LTL freight is especially subject to damage because it is handled and transferred repeatedly. If you're sending commercial goods as LTL freight, be careful in planning and organizing the shipment by consolidating to one large, palletized shipment to decrease the number of packages and handling time required at each step.

Machinery, auto parts, and boat instruments should be crated. Some LTL freight carriers will not pick up uncrated transmission or motors. If you ship odd-sized or odd-shaped items, you must not allow them to extend over the pallet's sides. With shrink wrap, you can secure the items firmly and safely.


LTL freight moves through a hub system, and may be transferred several times before final delivery, meaning it may take longer to ship than traditional freight. The LTL freight carrier will provide a more exact timetable as a guideline.

Check out our Ultimate Freight Guide and our LTL Shipping Help Center for further insight into the world of freight shipping.

Things You Should Ask Yourself before Choosing a LTL Freight Carrier

  • Is my shipment less than 10,000 lbs?
  • Am I, or an agent, available to load and unload the shipment?
  • Can I consolidate and palletize my shipment?
  • Am I comfortable sharing trailer space with other freight shipments?
  • Do I understand the timeline restrictions of LTL freight?

Case Studies


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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Cranky Ape

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 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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