WHAT ARE LTL CARRIERS?

LTL or Less than Truckload Carriers are local and nationwide trucking companies that are licensed to transport products to and from multiple customers on one truck. By sharing the space available on the truck, all shippers share the cost of the full trailer saving money. LTL carriers have vehicles that collect shipments from a local hub or area based on zip codes. These single shipments are then loaded with other shipments from the area. These outbound trucks are destined for similar hub locations. Once a truck reaches its assigned terminal in the region, the BOL’s are sorted. Each freight shipment may be transferred several times through different hubs prior to delivery. A local delivery driver is assigned and gets a route to the final delivery.

HOW DO YOU COMPARE LTL FREIGHT SHIPPING COSTS FROM MULTIPLE CARRIERS

Custom Logistics is where the best most freight carriers compete for your business. We allow anyone to compare multiple carriers’ rates and transit times in a matter of seconds This includes standard transit as well as guaranteed transit. You can see the carrier rating and choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. Custom Logistics takes care of the rest.

Your first step is to get an instant freight shipping quote before signing up. It is free.

  1. Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip/postal codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
  2. You’ll see a result showing a list of qualified carriers for your shipment that run that particular lane, along with their freight quote and transit time.
  3.  You will then sign up for a free account and process your order.
  4. Choose your carrier and book your shipment based on your timeframe and cost.
  5. A Custom Logistics operations member will be assigned to your account.
  6. Once the shipment is scheduled and tendered to the LTL carrier, you’ll receive your bill of lading and label.
  7. Double check that all information is correct and contact us if you need to update your shipment.

WHO ARE LTL CARRIERS?

The following is a list of National and Regional freight companies that often are in the list of top 25 LTL carriers ranked by sales revenue.

  • FedEx Freight
  • XPO Logistics
  • YRC Freight
  • Old Dominion Freight Lines
  • UPS Freight
  • Estes Express Lines
  • ABF Freight System
  • YRC Regional
  • R+L Carriers
  • SAIA Motor Freight Lines
  • Averitt Express
  • Central Transport
  • RoadRunner Transportation
  • AAA Cooper
  • Dayton Freight Lines
  • Pitt Ohio
  • New England Motor Freight
  • A Duie Pyle
  • Central Freight Lines
  • Daylight Transportation
  • Oak Harbor Freight Lines
  • Ward Trucking
  • Wilson Trucking
  • LME

NEED HELP?

Custom Logistics is a leader in customer satisfaction because we couple the most advanced technology with a highly trained staff who are here to help you. Need help enrolling and booking your shipment? Questions about proper packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked any shipment? Our operation experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now or give us a call at 888.363.7577.