(Less than Truckload)
Less than truckload (LTL) refers to when a shipment does not occupy the trailer’s entire length or weight capacity and will not be the only shipment on the trailer. LTL shipping makes moving smaller items easy and cost efficient, allowing the buyer to save money by splitting the costs of the trailer with other shippers. Unlike FTL, you are not paying for the entire trailer—only the space your require (generally priced by linear feet). For example, in the photos below each individual item is owned separably and will likely be picked up and delivered at separate locations.
Best Rate Transportation specializes in the construction and agricultural industries—quite often these shipments do not require an entire trailer and therefore LTL shipping is the best option. Depending on the location, the rest of your shipment can usually be pieced together fairly quickly in order to move your equipment as fast and affordably as possible.
Split the Costs, save your money
LTL shipping makes moving smaller items like parts or vehicles easy and cost friendly. An LTL shipment is still delivered directly to your desired location, and has all the benefits of FTL shipping other than a slightly longer processing time required to complete the load.
When you don’t have large enough items to fill an entire trailer, it is much more cost efficient to ship LTL as you are only paying for the trailer space you need rather than the full load.
LTL shipping essentially has all the same benefits as FTL shipping: your pickup and drop off locations are still determined by you, you are still entitled to the trailer space you require and you still receive the same friendly service.
Our dispatchers have been in the trucking industry for over 20 years and have a network full of professional companies and owner-operators that have proven themselves to be safe and reliable time and time again. Don’t take the risk and liability of arranging freight yourself, we do this for a living and offer our expertise and years of industry experience for your disposal.
You benefit from our expertise and years of experience in the trucking industry. All of our loads are expertly loaded, secured and transported with safety in mind.
We work within your timelines. At any given moment, we have access to upwards of 100 trucks across Canada and the USA making pickups faster and easier than ever.
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