Shipping within the USA? Want to find the carrier, rate
Koho doesn’t only make it much quicker to search for great rates and service. It also makes it easy to book, track and pay for shipments for all carriers in one place.
A less-than-truckload (LTL) service is the way to move your goods when you do not have enough freight to fill an entire truck. An LTL service allows shippers to share space on a truck
Because LTL carriers often have different regional strengths, it’s important to find the carrier that has the best rate and service for your specific shipment.
The amount you pay for an LTL shipment will depend on three main factors, which are:
If you’re not familiar with LTL, there are some key terms and features you should know when selecting your LTL service. These include:
Here are some things to keep in mind
LTL shipping services are best suited to shipments ranging from 150 pounds to 20,000 pounds in gross weight, and up to 1,000 cubic feet in size.
Don’t rely on just one carrier. Carriers have regional strengths and offer promotional rates. Get the best rate and service for each and every shipment.
Keep your goods safe and secure, and keep your transportation costs low. Pack your shipments on pallets, in crates, or in stackable cases (if possible).
Avoid unexpected charges.
• Ask for a spot quote if any dimension of an individual piece exceeds 96 inches.
• If a liftgate is required for pickup or delivery, limit individual pieces to 80 inches long by 60 inches wide.
Declaring the correct freight class ensures that you as a shipper get the best rate and that you are making an apples-to-apples comparison when choosing the carrier, service, and rate that are right for you and your business.
Every carrier available via Koho has committed to standards of care you can rely on for your LTL shipping needs. Koho also partners with Expeditors Cargo Insurance Brokers (ECIB) and its A+ rated insurers which provide coverage and support you can count on when you need them most.