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LTL Freight (Less-Than-Truckload) FAQ
How does LTL shipping work?
LTL combines small freight shipments from multiple businesses to form a full truckload. LTL trucking is a great, cost-effective option for any business that needs to send large or heavy items.
How do you price LTL freight?
LTL freight is priced based on the dimension of the package, distance needed to travel, the destination location type, and the freight class of a shipment.
How many pallets are considered for LTL freight?
If you have less than 12 pallets of goods to ship, LTL freight is most likely your best solution.
How can I get cost effective LTL quotes?
To get the best LTL shipping quotes, you want to compare quotes from several top carriers. Unishippers makes getting shipping quotes easy by pulling in estimates from 65+ carriers into one place.
How do I prepare my LTL shipment?
LTL shipments are handled multiple times before reaching their destination, so it’s of the utmost importance that goods are properly packaged to reduce chance of damage. To properly prepare an LTL shipment be sure to pay close attention to the packing, dimensions, required documentation, and labeling of the shipment.