The largest privately-held freight company in North America, Estes Express provides direct service to all 50 states. In 1931, Estes founder W.W. Estes first began hauling livestock in rural Virginia.
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In addition to giving your Bill of Lading to your carrier, be sure to attach a copy to your freight as well.
Due to the complexity of the LTL industry, transit times in the best conditions are just estimates, not guarantees.
Booking shipments early, giving carriers plenty of lead time, and making exceptions for delays and other unforeseen issues are the best ways to mitigate challenges you have no control over.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is a shipping service meant for small to medium-sized shipments. LTL carriers combine multiple shipments on a single trailer and transport them together, allowing shippers to only pay for the space they need instead of a full truckload.
Most shipping containers that are loaded directly onto a truck for transport are full truckload shipments heading for a single location.
LTL freight classes represent a standardized method of classification for LTL freight based on the ease of movement. Ranking and classes are defined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA).