Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Services

LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) freight shipping refers to transportation of small freight that doesn’t fill an entire truck trailer. In LTL, , When shipping LTL, loads from several shippers are combined into one trailer, so you can send a small amount of freight in a cost-effective way. The overall shipping cost is split between all the shippers that move freight in the trailer.

LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and can range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds.

Benefits of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL):

  • Cost Effectiveness
    When using LTL freight, the truckload is made up of several smaller shipments that all together fill an entire truckload. Because your shipment is not using the entire truck space available, you only have to pay for the space you are using. Therefore, your cost will be a fraction of what a normal full truckload shipment would cost.
  • Environmental Friendliness
    The LTL reduces emissions because it lessens the amount of trucks needed to get goods to their destinations.
  • Small Business Friendly
    Small businesses can benefit from LTL shipping because they tend to be shipping fewer goods and spending less money on freight than larger companies. LTL shipping affords small businesses to benefit from all the services professional shipping provides without paying the high cost for space they don’t need.

Overall, the best practices of LTL shipping are fairly easy to understand. You should choose LTL shipping if your shipment is small and you are on a budget. Contact Chicago Air Freight, Inc today to get your free quote or learn more about our LTL trucking services.