Established in 1924, asset-based provider, SAIA, has 192 terminals. SAIA�s LTL shipping service covers all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.
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If you have a large volume shipment it might be in your best interest to break down that freight into smaller LTL shipments and book it with different carriers on different days.
When you weigh and measure your cargo, be sure and include any packaging involved and measure from the widest and tallest points of the shipment.
Including any accessorials your shipment will require when you submit your information for an initial quote will help you find the best deal.
The first and most universal way to track your shipment through your LTL carrier is by using the bill of lading (BOL) number. Every BOL issued has a unique number assigned to it, and entering the BOL number into most LTL carriers‚Äô websites will provide the shipment‚Äôs most recent logged location. You can also use a PRO number.
Freight classification is determined based on four factors related to an item's transportability: density, stowability, liability, and handling.
You can construct a shipping crate out of any sturdy wood. Just be aware that the weight added by the crate itself will increase the cost to ship it.