LTL Freight Companies Specializations
LTL freight companies specialize in moving less than truckload-sized shipments.
They’ll usually have aggressive blanket discounts with a lot of the common carriers. They also specialize in negotiating customer-specific discounts with the shippers.
So if a shipper has a high volume of shipments, they could go to a carrier and negotiate a specific rate for them. It’s based off the freight class they moved, and the lanes that they ship.
Some of the large companies out there are:
- DLS Worldwide
- Priority One
- BlueGrace Logistics
- E-Freight Solutions
Selecting the right LTL freight companies is seeing what technology you have.
When it comes to LTL, a lot of it’s automated. Having a portal on their website to put in information to get quotes and generate a BOL is important. It is key as well to have access to tracking information and documentation. Like with a POD, signed BOL, or even inspection certificate.