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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Make sure your cargo is packaged securely to avoid any damage while in transit.
Set expectations properly and make sure the recipient of your shipper knows that the delivery date can vary.
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Less than truckload (LTL) shipping allows multiple shippers to share space on the same truck, which can be cost-effective for small to medium-sized shipments. However, if you have a shipment that fills an entire truck, FTL will be cheaper and more direct.
The most significant difference between LTL and full truckload (FTL) freight is the size of a shipment. As the name suggests, less-than-truckload (LTL) only takes up a portion of a trailer, while 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 who have shipments on the trailer.
Packaging your freight properly is the best way to protect your items from damage and make them easier to transport. Packaging comes in a wide range of materials and styles, and what you choose should be determined by the size, weight, shape, and fragility of the items in your shipment.