LTL refers to less than truckload shipping. While some businesses can fill an entire truck with their inventory, others may have less and need to find alternatives. Our logistics specialists based outside of Charlotte, NC can accommodate a smaller load size and provide you with several options. If the delivery doesn’t need to be made same or next day then LTL is an option to ask one of our specialist about. We additionally offer expedited and hot shot shipping for emergency situations and urgent delivery needs.
HOW IS LTL DIFFERENT FROM EXPEDITED OR HOT SHOT?
Sharing trailer space (the LTL conventional model) with other shippers means:
- Freight spends more time on a truck because of the increased transit (2-5 days).
- Cost savings can be recognized because we are able to consolidate shipments and therefore reduce the cost to the customer.
- A delivery window will be established instead of exact delivery times.
If you have a shipment in LTL transit and decide you need the product delivered faster than originally estimated or delivered to an alternate location we can “intercept” the freight. This means we will find the terminal or cross dock the freight is en route to next and send a vehicle in and pickup the freight and drive it straight through to your specified location. Additional charges may apply if you need the freight “intercepted” on a LTL shipment. You do NOT have to have the LTL shipment ordered through Little Truck Solutions & Logistics for us to be able to “intercept” the freight.
LTL shipping is a great option for new startups or established mid size companies. Some businesses may not have enough inventory in their orders to fill an entire truck. Others may still be testing the best order sizes and need smaller or more frequent shipments early on. Using an LTL carrier can help them during this phase and provide expedited shipping in a pinch.
Little Truck Solutions is an LTL shipping service in Concord NC. We provide fast shipping that businesses across the nation can count on. Call 704.271.4875 if you are looking for a reliable logistics provider.