Asset-based provider, Forward Air, has over 40 years of experience in the logistics industry. With over 200 locations, Forward Air ships throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada.
If any accessorials are needed for your shipment, such as a liftgate, make sure your carrier is aware ahead of time so that they send an appropriately equipped truck.
Keep in contact with your carrier or 3PL while your shipments are in transit. In the case of any unexpected developments, it's best to know sooner rather than later.
Know the details of the pickup and delivery locations of your shipment. You can avoid unexpected charges like limited access or residential delivery fees if you make your carrier aware ahead of time.
The best way to ensure you are using the correct freight class is to look the item up on the NMFC� website.
More than one company can be used to ship LTL freight. If you are using a freight broker or 3PL, they may coordinate local carriers with national carriers to get the best rate on your shipment.
LTL freight rates are based on a shipments origin, destination, route, weight, density, freight class, and any special instructions required to transport it.