Sharpen up your shipping IQ for LTL success.

June 15, 2018

Before choosing LTL as a shipping method, it’s necessary to familiarize yourself with some of the basics. Here at Freightquote by C.H. Robinson, we feel that it is our responsibility to educate our current and future customers so they can make more informed decisions. So, when it comes to LTL shipping, we have decided to share our tried and true best practices with you.


Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is the transportation of freight that occupies a portion of the trailer rather than its entirety. Since you’re not using a full truckload (and sharing space with other shippers), you could reap many different benefits such as reduced cost and easier trackability throughout the process. As you learn more about LTL, you may find that it’s a more secure option than if you were to use full truckload shipping.


As with anything, LTL has pros and cons to evaluate before making a decision. With LTL, you may not have the luxury of having an entire trailer to yourself, but certain aspects such as eco-friendliness and additional service options could make this method the one for you.


To get the job done, there are several best practices that have taken years to perfect. To delve deeper into these best practices, take a look at our new ebook Sharpening “Your LTL Shipping IQ: A best practices guide to success.” This guide was designed to help readers understand what LTL is, when to choose it and why it could be a sound move for business.

 LTL shipping guide

Next steps with LTL shipping.

Once you have the basics of LTL shipping under your belt, you should be ready to get out there and start exploring all that it has to offer. If you’d like to learn more about LTL shipping by speaking with a freight expert directly, feel free to contact us today.

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