Businesses who need to ship product and carriers looking to maximize business revenue have come to embrace Volume LTL shipping. Why, you ask?
The simplest explanation for this shift in perspective is Volume LTL provides many of the same benefits as truckload (TL) or partial TL with the cost savings associated with less than truckload (LTL). It’s a win-win for everyone.
With Volume LTL Shipping, a business only pays the day-to-day rate for the space the freight uses and the total weight of the shipment along the shipping lane. This generally results in a lower cost to ship, faster shipping time and there’s a lot less risk of damage for the freight.
It’s important to note that although the criteria may be different for each carrier, all LTL carriers offer Volume pricing for shipments that meet certain qualifications. What qualifies you for Volume Shipping? The basic qualifications include:
Having a shipment over 4,000 pounds
A shipment that takes up more than 12 feet of space
A shipment that uses 6 pallets
If you meet these criteria and are using a quality freight broker, most of the time you will see a significant reduction in the freight rate and who doesn’t love to be below budget?
Contact Arab Cartage and Agent National today to hear the great rates we can offer you! Emaildispatch@ac-an.com or call 1-800-423-0478. We look forward to hearing from you.