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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LTL is not designed for time-sensitive shipments. Transit time is a loose time-frame estimating the time it will take to get the freight from the origin terminal to the destination terminal.
If your freight needs specific accommodations they must be written on the Bill of Lading so the LTL truck driver understands how they will need to deliver your shipment.
Having the widest possible window for both pick-up and delivery will help you have a better LTL experience.
The best way to find good deals on LTL shipping and reduce freight costs is to work with a knowledgeable 3PL. A third party logisitics provider can find you the best rates with trusted carriers.
The minimum threshold for most LTL shipments is 150 lbs. You can ship single items that fall above this threshold, but most small individual items will need to be shipped through a parcel service.
Some LTL carriers offer international shipping, primarily to Canada and Mexico.