Estes Express Lines is a freight transportation company that operates throughout North America. Its services include LTL shipping as well as final mile delivery.
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Be aware of accessorial needs such as a lift gate, dock, etc. Make sure you communicate these needs prior to the shipment pick up.
Schedule a freight pick up date. Ask the carrier about the best time for a freight pick up.
Note any special handling or white glove services needed.
LTL shipping, refers to the transportation of goods that do not require a full truckload. These smaller shipments, ranging anywhere from 150 lbs to 10,000 lbs, are instead grouped together (usually on pallets) and transported on one truck to their final destinations. While often logistically complex and requiring attention to detail regarding freight classes, weights, deadlines, and destinations for a variety of different shipments, LTL shipping can provide shippers with a flexible, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to move goods.
An LTL shipper is the party that wishes to ship their goods from one location to another. An LTL carrier is the company that transports the shipment for the shipper.
There are a variety of LTL carrier types, including local, regional, and national carriers. Different carriers operate or specialize in transporting goods to and from certain locations. Depending on where you're shipping and what route your shipment will take, some carriers may offer better deals than others.