Less-than Truckload (LTL) Shipping
Zipline’s LTL specialists can help you navigate the nuances of pallet shipping. No more requesting and comparing multiple LTL carriers and rates, tracking orders, and dealing with complications.
Our specialized operational teams can help by sourcing our vast carrier network to find you a competitively priced option that also delivers on your service requirements. Leveraging our institutional retail expertise, you can source the right LTL provider for the job and keep your customers happy.
Order Visibility and Freight Tracking
With our Summit tool and automated shipment updates, Zipline Logistics’ customers gain real-time visibility to the location and status of their orders. Our proprietary track-and-trace platform lets you follow the route your freight takes, providing check-in notes and details along the way. Never again wonder about the status of your shipment.
LTL Freight Shipping 101
LTL shipping allows multiple shippers to share space on the same truck. This is an effective solution for shippers who have small skid orders and for those who do not want to pay for a full truck.
Determining LTL shipping costs is slightly more intricate than other modes. LTL costs are determined by factors such as dimensional weight, freight class, distance, and negotiated volume breaks. Providing proper and complete order details is essential when working with an LTL provider. Errors in paperwork or holes in information can lead to delays and costly reconfigurations. Zipline Logistics helps LTL customers ensure proper details are included and that there are no gaps in partner communication.
Traditional Uses for LTL
- Shipments that are too big for parcel, but too small to fill an entire truck
- 1-10 pallet orders
- Orders less than 15,000 pounds
Although LTL is a great mode for smaller orders, it comes with its own set of service limitations – longer timelines, delivery issues, and over handling. Here at Zipline logistics, our consultants help LTL customers identify optimization and conversion opportunities for every order. This includes consolidation and multi-drop programs, use of intermodal, expedited services, volume pricing, and partial truckload.