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.
1415 S. Loop 12 Irving, TX 75060
Make sure you package everything securely to avoid transit damage of your goods.
Prepare your Bill of Lading accurately.
Label your shipments thoroughly. Make sure they have phone numbers, complete address information, and PRO number for tracking purposes.
A bill of lading (BOL) is a document that serves as a contract between shippers and carriers, a receipt for services, and a document of title. The bill of lading contains all the information necessary for the carrier to execute the LTL freight shipment and invoice it correctly, such as the name and address of the consignor and consignee, a description of the goods being transported, and the terms of the contract between shipper and carrier. The BOL should be provided to the carrier upon pickup, and a copy should be attached to the shipment itself.
The most significant difference between LTL and FTL is the size of a shipment. Less-than-truckload (LTL) only takes up a portion of a trailer, full truckload (FTL) fills it entirely. When shipping FTL, you are responsible for the total costs associated with the truck, driver, fuel, and other transportation costs. With LTL, you share those costs with the other shippers that have loads in the truck.
LTL freight involves sharing trailer space with other shipments, which means you don‚Äôt need to wait until you have an entire truckload of items before you ship. You only pay the carrier for the space on the truck that you need, giving you versatility when it comes to shipment size and frequency.