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.
3901 West Board Street Richmond, VA 23230
Be prepared for your pickup. If you cause any delays for the driver there will be repercussions for their overall work and you will be billed for that disruption.
Package your freight properly so it can withstand all movement on the truck.
LTL is not designed for time-sensitive shipments. Transit time is a loose time-frame estimating the time it will take to get the freight from the origin terminal to the destination terminal.
LTL freight rates are based on a shipments origin, destination, route, weight, density, freight class, and any special instructions required to transport it.
While loose items can be transported via LTL freight, some carriers won't take loose boxes that can easily be palletized and wrapped for protection. Be sure and ask your LTL provider about the best way to prepare loose items you are planning to ship.
The best way to find good deals on LTL shipping and reduce freight costs is to work with a knowledgeable 3PL. A third party logisitics provider can find you the best rates with trusted carriers.