Dec
18

Ltl (less than truck load shipments) are fast emerging as one of the most preferred modes of logistic transportation. Ltl, enable shipment of goods that are relatively portable and can be handled easy from one place to another. North America freight service by Canadian Distribution Services Ltd. is one such company that offers movement of logistics on time, with affordable costing in local, regional and the national market in Canada and north America. NAF service is not only famous for its world class transportation but also, as it offers exceptional customer service at every level, supported by industry professionals, processes and technology that save time and ensure consistent shipping.

 

Ltl shipments typically weigh between 151 and 20,000 lb (68 and 9,072 kg). Less than truckload carriers collect consignments from various clients and consolidate that freight onto enclosed trailers for delivering to a hub terminal where the freight will be further sorted and consolidated for further deliveries. Generally, truck drivers start their day by loading up and heading out to make deliveries first, then begin making pickups once the trailer has been emptied for return to the terminal for sorting and delivery next day. There are few advantages of choosing Ltl over others. Here are few of them:

 

It helps protect the parcel from handling and transit damage.
It helps protect other parcels from being damaged by your freight.
It helps reduce package theft
It helps to avoid loss situations; situations in which some of your freight is separated from the rest and lost in transit.

 

Even though the name Ltl suggests transportation by trucks, but always that may not be the case. Ltl carriers use rail or airways to forward some freight toward its destination. Ltl carriers are normally able to deal with railroads more effectively than small shippers are able to as LTL carriers typically send a large volume of freight each and every day. This acts same for airways too. NAF also uses Intermodel freight transport shipments where several modes of transportation is used for a single delivery. For eg. one shipment will start out on the railroad, then be transferred to an ocean carrier, and end up on a trailer before delivery.

 

Ltl is very handy and one of the most preferred mode of shipment. But before choosing a Ltl carrier please analyze the following points:

 

Is my shipment less than 10,000 lbs?
Who will handle the loading and unloading of the shipment?
Can I consolidate my shipment?
Is it ok to share trailer space with other shipments?
Do I understand the timeline restrictions of LTL freight?

 

Thus with proper knowledge one can use the Ltl service for all the low weigh transportation requirements.

 

 

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