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Overcoming the Common Challenges in LTL Shipments

Because of the shortage of drivers, freight is becoming more expensive. This is leading many savvy freight movers to consider alternate methods of getting their cargo from point A to point B. Less than Truckload (or LTL) shipping is one of these methods. If you are looking to shift from having your own shipment to using an LTL carrier, there are some common challenging details you should be aware of upfront. Continue reading

The Difference Between a Freight Carrier and a Freight Broker

Scale conceptIf you are looking for a company to do your shipping, two services you may come across are carriers and freight brokers. Since they can both get your freight from where it is to where it needs to go, does that means they are the same thing? Not even close. Let’s take a look at the differences between a freight carrier and a freight broker to see when one might be more appropriate to use over the other. Continue reading

LTL Shipping Your Furniture

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The idea of shipping your furniture typically brings to mind large moving guys in stained T-shirts walking all around your house. While this might be the case if you hire a moving company, it is possible to ship furniture via Less than Truckload (LTL) freight carriers. Using this method is a cheaper alternative to using a moving company. There are some differences in the types of service you should expect, and there is also some additional preparation that might be necessary. If you have a large amount of furniture to ship, or have a furniture manufacturing business, then LTL shipping might be for you.

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