Instant less than truckload (LTL) freight shipping quotes.
How many hours do you spend comparing carriers and rates? Instead of managing freight by yourself, share the load with us. We make quoting less than truckload (LTL) freight shipments fast and easy. Get a list of competitive shipping rates from LTL contract carriers with our self-service online tools, or work directly with a freight shipping expert who will help you every step of the way.
For heavy or large LTL shipments, it may be cost-effective to consider volume services or partial truckload. Regardless of the service you choose, you’ll benefit from access to our shipping experts and online tools to plan, execute and track your shipping.
Benefits of LTL shipping with Freightquote by C.H. Robinson.
- Easily compare LTL shipping quotes from the nation’s best contract carriers
- Pick from options like same or next-day LTL shipping, expedited delivery and guaranteed services
- Receive solutions for your project freight
How does Freightquote provide LTL services?
Freightquote’s technology and experts work hand-in-hand to offer customers competitive quotes, create BOLs, and walk through the entire shipping process from start to finish. Freightquote uses multiple best practices to provide you with the best rate. These include understanding carrier tariffs, using multiple carriers, and keeping weight and dimensions in mind. Freightquote’s team of experienced freight experts work with you and offer assistance throughout the process. More about Freightquote.
What LTL contract carriers does Freightquote work with and why?
Freightquote works with an expansive network of proven national, regional and local metro LTL carriers across North America that are made available based on price and transit time. This allows the customer to select the carrier that’s right for their shipment. Additionally, Freightquote lets you easily compare LTL shipping quotes from the nation’s best contract carriers. Choose from a list of options such as same or next day shipping, expedited delivery and guaranteed services. More about LTL carriers.
What if I have a time-sensitive shipment?
We offer expedited and guaranteed services. We can also accommodate services beyond typical dock-to-dock transportation including; liftgates, non-commercial shipping, notification options and inside pickup and delivery. LTL shipping is ideal for businesses who have freight shipments less than 15,000 pounds. Freightquote offers real-time shipment tracking and equipment for all load sizes to help manage your business with confidence. More about expedited shipping.
How much does it cost to ship LTL freight?
LTL freight rates vary based on a number of factors including the type of freight being shipped (freight class), as well as its dimensions and the distance it will travel. LTL shipping allows multiple shippers to share space on the same truck. It is cost efficient, with multiple companies paying for their portion of trailer space. More about freight rates.
How do I prepare my LTL shipment?
LTL shipments can be handled multiple times before reaching their final destination. It’s important to load the goods onto pallets or crates so chances of damage are minimized. In the case of loss or damaged freight, we also offer shippers interest insurance as an optional value add, just in case. To fully prepare an LTL shipment you should be taking a close look at the dimensions, documentation, packaging and labeling, and how to properly load and unload the shipment. More about packaging.
What are the LTL freight size limitations?
In most regions, freight loads that are wider than 8’ 6" or taller than 13’ 6" are considered oversized freight. These types of shipments will require special equipment. LTL shipments are typically shipped on pallets. Be aware of the correct pallet size needed for your shipment. More about standard pallet sizes.
How do I track my LTL shipment?
When tracking an LTL shipment through Freightquote, enter your Freightquote BOL number. Depending on the tracking technology that carriers are using, the system will differ on how it works to receive and create updates on the status of the shipments. More about tracking shipments.