If you need to ship freight that is too heavy or bulky to go by mail or parcel carrier, but less than a full truckload, LTL Shipping (Less-Than-Load) may be right for you. LTL Shipments are generally heavier than 100 pounds, but sometimes a lighter item is just too large to ship parcel and LTL makes sense. On the other end of the spectrum, once a shipment’s weight exceeds about 12,000 lbs or requires more than 12 feet of available length on a trailer, it may be more appropriate to ship as a partial or full truckload, which is priced differently than LTL. If you think LTL is appropriate for your shipment click the “Get Quote Now” button below to get a free instant quote. If you have questions or think your shipment may be outside the guidelines for LTL, please call 855-SHIPTFC, and one of our friendly experts will help you with a quote.
For infrequent shippers who do not have freight rate contracts with carriers, you will get a lower LTL shipping price working with a broker like Top Flight Concepts than by calling the carrier directly. TFC has discount LTL rates with numerous high quality LTL shipping companies, and our proprietary software, TFConnect, integrates directly with the carriers’ systems to perform an accurate freight rate comparison. Our friendly experts will guide you through every step of the process and make sure you get the best possible freight rate and service.
If you are a frequent LTL shipper you probably understand that LTL freight rates are negotiated for each business. There are several factors that LTL shipping companies consider during LTL rate negotiations, and it is a great advantage to have an experienced logistics company with strong carrier relationships in your corner. These factors include:
Top Flight Concepts has been in the business of LTL freight rate negotiations for more than 20 years, and our experience, relationships, and software will save you money on LTL shipping. We will help you negotiate the best possible rates with quality freight carriers that meet your service expectations, and we will work with you on an ongoing basis to fine tune your freight management program. With Top Flight Concepts as your 3PL, you will have access to TFConnect, our easy-to-use software that allows you to compare rates and transit times with multiple carriers on every shipment. Choosing the right carrier every time can create big savings for your business.