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.
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.
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.
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.
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