LTL Freight

LTL Freight

Don’t have time to compare thousands of quotes from LTL carriers? Let us do it for you! At GoShip.com, we make quoting LTL freight shipments easier than ever with our self-service online tools. Get an instant quote and list of competitive shipping rates from our contract carriers with the touch of a button. GoShip.com helps you plan, execute, and manage your shipping needs.

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What is LTL (Less-than-truckload) Freight?

LTL freight shipping is a transportation method when your freight takes only a part of the carrier’s trailer. LTL, or less-than-truckload, is a reliable and cost-efficient solution for shippers who have small amounts of goods. It is more flexible than full truckload and offers many benefits to individual shippers and small businesses.

Also, LTL shipping is for multiple shippers to share truck space. This means that it’s the most cost-efficient way to ship your larger-than-parcels items without the cost of a full trailer. The remaining space is filled by other companies, each only having to pay for a portion of the trailer being used.

Read our Guide on What Is LTL Shipping

 Benefits of LTL Freight with GoShip.com

  • Instantly compare shipping quotes from our trusted carrier network
  • GoShip.com provides you the lowest rates for your LTL shipping needs
  • The self-service design means there’s no need to contact a freight broker to move your LTL load
  •  Whether you’re an experienced supply chain professional or an industry novice, GoShip.com is your one-stop-shop for all your LTL transport needs

How does LTL Freight work?

GoShip.com’s proprietary technology takes your shipment information and references our carrier network to match you with the best trucks for your shipping needs. We use multiple best practices to provide you with the best, most accurate LTL quote. This includes assessing liftgate needs, using multiple carriers, and keeping weight and dimension in mind.

You can get quotes instantly and book a shipment without extra communication. This makes the shipping process faster and easier for you. With transparent tracking and updates, you can control your shipment in real-time.

What LTL freight services do we provide?

For your convenience, we provide a full pack of LTL services, including:

  • LTL freight
  • Liftgate pickup
  • Inside delivery
  • Residential delivery
  • Hazardous freight
  • Freight insurance
  • Shipping to Canada

How much does it cost to ship LTL freight?

LTL carrier’s rates vary based on the freight class and a variety of other factors. Freight class is determined by the density, freight stow-ability, ease of handling, and liability of an LTL shipment. At GoShip.com, we use our freight class calculator to automatically calculate your freight class for you. The distance your LTL load will travel also determines the final cost.

How do I prepare my LTL freight?

LTL shipments are handled numerous times before arriving at their destination.  It’s important and highly recommended to secure your freight onto pallets or crates if possible. This will significantly reduce your chances of damage. To fully prepare your LTL shipment, we recommend referencing our GoShip.com Guide.

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Effective 3/18/20 please be aware that any shipments to carriers that are consigned to non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania or California will be delayed until restrictions are lifted. These shipments may be subject to additional fees, including return shipment fees.  Non-essential businesses include public-facing industries such as entertainment, hospitality, and recreation facilities. Please reach out to customer_service@goship.com with any concerns. Please see the downloadable files for more details.

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