FedEx grew from delivering 186 packages on its first day of operations to delivering millions every day. FedEx Freight, its LTL shipping service, offers shipping services throughout North America.
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There are many factors that can cause delays during shipping, including weather, traffic, accidents, or human error, so always have a backup plan.
The information you fill out when you obtain a carrier quote is transferred to the bill of lading (BOL). It should contain all the necessary information regarding the cargo‚Äôs description, origin, destination, and consignee.
You should check on the location and status of your shipment frequently to stay on top of any potential delays, so you can adjust your expectations and adapt your supply chain, if necessary.
When looking at LTL transit times, it's important to remember is that they are estimates, not guarantees. When you receive a quote from a carrier for an LTL shipment, the estimated transit time given is not guaranteed and may be subject to any number of delays that can affect the actual amount of time it takes for the shipment to arrive at its destination.
While palletizing shipments is preferable, and will increase the transportability of the cargo, making your freight classification lower and less expensive, it is not required. LTL can accommodate many oversized, oddly-shaped, or uniquely-packaged shipments.
The average cost for LTL shipments will vary depending on the carrier, freight class, and other factors. Many LTL shipments will cost between $0.22 and $0.42 per pound, while some will fall into a wider range of $0.10 to $0.75 per pound.