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LTL SHIPPING

LTL SHIPPING

LTL SHIPPING

LTL is an acronym that stands for "Less Than Truckload" used to describe the transportation of freight that is bulky or too big for parcel carriers like the US postal service. Essentially, LTL companies transport goods that only occupy a small portion of an entire shipment. LTL shipping is a cost-effective method where several businesses shipping freight have their cargo contained in one trailer per their sizes/weight and placed on pallets on the trailer and then transported by a freight carrier.

HOW DOES LTL WORK 

LTL works on a hub and spoke pattern. Local terminals are known as the spokes. While the larger central terminals are the distribution centers, known as the hubs. Bounded terminals, collect the regional freight from several shippers then incorporate the freightage into outward trailers. These trailers then are transferred to the hub terminal where the goods have to be sorted for further transportation. LTL provides services for companies or individuals who have a relatively small load of freight that can't be transported by small carrier service providers. The LTL carriers move palletized goods broken down into small units. LTL is the ultimate option in the shipping business, especially when you are on a cut-price budget.

BENEFITS OF USING LTL SHIPPING COMPANIES

LTL shipping offers benefits that are beyond decreased shipping costs. Below are three benefits that come with LTL shipping.

•    Trackability. LTL trucking companies provide an estimate of transit days, and a shipper can always refer to the bill of lading number to know where and how close their goods are.

•    Eco-friendly. Due to having several goods shipped together, LTL companies reduce carbon emissions by sharing space.

•    Provision of extra services. Shippers who use LTL shipping have access to several services like pickup and delivery, non-commercial delivery liftgates, and notification options.

FACTORS THAT DETERMINE LTL SHIPPING RATES

Listed below are determinants that once singled out will generate most accurate valuations. 

•    Pickup and delivery. Shippers should know if the LTL company is based in their region to avoid using a second carrier which will attract extra charges.

•    Shipment specs. Weight and dimensions affect the rate of fees.

•    Special requirements. Some goods like oversized devices and glass material goods demand a lot of caution which will always bring an extra cost to the standard shipping rate. LTL shipping is the best shipping alternative that does not require a whole trailer for your goods. Use this guide to help you ship when you consider using LTL shipping in California.

Dependable LTL (DHE)

Dependable LTL (DHE)

Dependable Highway Express | LTL

When you ship your product with an LTL carrier, you need peace of mind knowing that your product will arrive at its final destination in a safe and timely manner. We understand that shipping locally, or even nationally can be stressful, costly, and time-consuming. At DHE, we specialize in LTL freight movement for your simple or complex requirements throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. We are the largest asset-based LTL company in California, and our division includes more than 2000 tractors and trailers. However, it does not stop there.

Our other lines of business allow us to be more flexible with pricing and service offerings that can have a positive impact on your complex supply chain. Our enterprise solutions include harbor drayage, warehousing, global ocean & air, Hawaii/Guam and much more. Our Enterprise Account Executives will customize solutions to help your supply chain operate more efficiently so that you get what you pay for, and FAST! Read on and learn more about the Dependable difference.

5 Key Advantages of DHE:

1.     Regional Leaders

Overnight shipping throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Separating ourselves from most national carriers, we specialize in expedited LTL freight movement throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. As a private company, we have the flexibility and capabilities of providing customized solutions for your requirements while providing fast, cost-effective overnight shipping throughout our regional footprint. The benefits of choosing DHE include low claims ratios, exceptional next day service performance, and possessing a new fleet with fewer breakdowns lessening the chances of delay.

2.     On-Time Delivery

98% on-time delivery. Our commitment to transit times give our customers the ability to ship even the smallest amount of freight regionally instead of having to wait until they have enough to supply a full shipment- and we are fast and on-time. We pride ourselves on: hiring skilled and professional drivers, owning modern equipment to ensure safe and efficient transportation of your freight, and implementing the latest technology to help monitor and manage scheduled pickups and deliveries. In case you did not know, we can provide AM deliveries in our Regional Footprint and can also expedite shipping to the East Coast. Ask about our expanded coverage and same day deliveries in our particular markets today!

3.     Dedicated Account Executives

Personalized service. We know our customers well, and we strive to establish a strong business relationship to help them achieve their goals. Our knowledgeable Account Executives are always accessible and will customize services and pricing to help customers focus on results while providing superior “end to end” customer service. We have been in business since 1950, and our “can do” attitude and commitment to excellence is an everlasting trait that materializes in every customer interaction. Our team will go the extra mile, listen to your initiatives, and expand services beyond just pickup and delivery!

4.     Asset-Based

Dedicated fleet and new equipment. For an LTL company to have a successful relationship with their customers, they must be an extension of their customers and evolve with their needs in this emerging industry. Our LTL division has more than 2,000 tractors and trailers, and our harbor drayage division includes 750 chassis (150 Triaxles), plus a new Top Handler that can handle up to 75,000 lbs.! Our investment in new equipment demonstrates our commitment to properly handling our customer’s freight so that they can operate a more efficient supply chain to help ensure they meet their goals.

5.     One-Stop Shop

Save time and money. Day to day operations can get hectic, and identifying business partners in various areas of transportation and logistics is time-consuming and expensive. As a private enterprise, we have the capabilities of servicing all of your transportation needs with our proven lines of businesses. We can consult, customize solutions, and provide multiple modes of transportation including truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal, international, as well as servicing your harbor drayage and warehousing needs. This type of flexibility gives our customers an “all-in-one” service offering to get their freight where it needs to go in the most timely and cost-efficient manner. Visit our website and learn more about all of our enterprise services and how we can help streamline your supply chain today.

To find out more about the Dependable difference, email us: dhecustomerservice@godependable.com