FedEx Freight Priority offers LTL shipping services to the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Its optional services include A.M. delivery and Close of Business delivery.
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Label your shipments thoroughly. Make sure they have phone numbers, complete address information, and PRO number for tracking purposes.
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.
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.
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.