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Refrigerated LTL Shipments: What You Need to Know

If you have sensitive freight that needs to stay in a temperature-controlled environment, you need a refrigerated transport system with a service-oriented LTL carrier. However, refrigerated shipments can be complex, with a number of limitations and concerns. Because of these intricacies, it’s important that you understand what refrigerated shipments are, how you can use them, […]

Date: September 25, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload

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Parcel vs LTL Shipping: What to Choose to Maximize Savings

Up until recently the line between when to use parcel shipping and LTL shipping was quite clear. Parcel shipping focused on packages that an average person could reasonably lift without assistance or—to put a number to it—packages that weighed less than 150 pounds. Because these packages were considered easier to move than larger parcels they […]

Date: September 14, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload

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The Basics Of Hazmat Transportation Management

There are nearly 500,000 shipments of hazardous materials in the U.S. every day, according to Don Boyd in Transportation of Hazardous Materials. Despite its prevalence, companies still don’t know how to properly manage their hazmat (hazardous materials) transportation. Hazmat transport is a complex system with intricate rules and regulations. Manufacturers and shippers are often unaware […]

Date: September 7, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Forklift Shipping: Flatbeds vs LTL

Forklifts are often times a warehouse manager’s best friend. They allow the swift and efficient transportation of bulky/heavy objects throughout the warehouse or distribution center. As great as forklifts are for product management, the shipping of the machines can be quite the headache. This article addresses some of the issues inherent in forklift shipping as […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload

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How Shipping A New or Used Forklift with Third Party Logistics (3PL) Can Help Your Business

Shipping a forklift seems like a complex process but, it is not as problematic as one may think. Sure, everyone can ship a package in a box, but when it comes to shipping a forklift many people are left scratching their heads. Most businesses have some type of material handling a machine like a forklift […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload

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Changes Coming NMFTA Freight Classifications

Anyone who works within the shipping industry is most likely aware of the recent changes to freight classifications by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA). These changes could ultimately have some far-reaching consequences for the shipping industry as well as creating uncertainty and anxiety for shippers. But put your mind at ease, LTX Solutions […]

Date: August 31, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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What LTL (Less Than Truckload) Data Should a Shipper Track?

With billions of bytes of data available at our fingers tips today thanks to automated data collection it’s important for businesses to be able to identify which data is most important to successful operation. This allows companies to intelligently use their data to make strategic decisions instead of getting mired down in the complexities of […]

Date: July 28, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Reporting

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The Logistics of the Last Mile

The term last mile should perhaps have a trigger warning attached to it due to all the headaches it causes for supply chain managers. There is a large amount of uncertainty surrounding this term which can cause problems for even the strongest of supply chains. Many of you may be familiar with the convenience of […]

Date: June 30, 2017 Author: Andrew Gleason Category: Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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7 Ways to Avoid Freight Damage

Transporting freight is part of your business. But, to ship goods successfully and keep your customers happy you need to protect them from freight damage. Freight damage is not only a pain for you, but can cause significant losses to your company. The most noticeable loss to companies dealing with freight damage is that often […]

Date: June 22, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Green Shipping Practices in The Trucking Industry

The truck industry’s carbon footprint is tremendous. As you can imagine, thousands of trucks drive coast to coast daily using massive amounts of fuel and oil and emitting dangerous carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the air. Furthermore, packaging and fulfillment can cause a significant amount of waste that finds its way into landfills and […]

Date: June 13, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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What is Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping and How Can It Help You?

LTL shipping is the smart and economical shipping method for any company that needs to transport freight weighing between 100 pounds and 10,000 pounds. Or to make it even simpler, it’s the most cost-effective way for companies who don’t ship full truckloads (hence the less than truckload name) of product at a time to transport […]

Date: May 16, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload

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Top National Less than Truckload (LTL) Carriers – Reviewed

If your company’s primary shipping method is less than truckload (LTL) shipping, then you know how important it is to partner with LTL carriers that you can depend on and trust. There are so many aspects to consider when considering an LTL carrier. How often are their estimated transit times correct? Does their network cover […]

Date: April 18, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload

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Bill of Lading: What It Is and What You Need to Know

It seems that many shippers have a lot of questions about the Bill of Lading (BOL) document used when shipping freight. This document is essential for shippers and carriers alike, and even more important that the information is accurate. Here at LTX Solutions, we deal with all types of BOL’s, depending on our customer’s preferences […]

Date: April 5, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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How Can Bad Weather Affect Your LTL Freight Shipments?

Changes in the weather are unpredictable and unavoidable, but severe weather can impact your LTL shipments and cause major disruptions in your supply chain.  Think major transportation delays and unusually high costs, which translates into delayed production, unhappy customers, and the inability to stay on budget. While you can’t change the weather, there are a […]

Date: January 10, 2017 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Accessorial Charges: How it Affects Your LTL Freight Rate

One of the many factors that add up to your overall LTL freight rates is accessorial charges. Knowing what accessorial charges are, and how to control their occurrence and cost is one way to help reduce LTL freight costs. Many shippers are unaware of exactly what accessorial charges they may encounter and just how much […]

Date: October 14, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Less Than Truckload | Reporting | Supply Chain

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Freight Density: What to Know and How It Affects Your Freight Costs

As the demand for freight shipping increases with the influx of e-commerce, and the driver shortage continues, freight pricing is moving from weight to freight density. This is because carriers that are charging shippers based purely on the weight of their product are losing space and money. In this article, we will review exactly what […]

Date: October 12, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Common Less Than Truckload (LTL) Freight Misconceptions

  Whether you are new to less than truckload (LTL) shipping, or it has always been a part of your supply chain, many people still have a few misconceptions about it. Some may say ‘ignorance is bliss’ but in this case, what shippers don’t know or have a misunderstanding about, can cost them both time […]

Date: October 4, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload

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What is Causing the Truck Driver Shortage and How Can We Fix It

Throughout the past decade, the trucking industry has struggled with a shortage of truck drivers. The driver shortage affects the entire economy, as over 68% of all freight is moved on U.S. highways. And with the shortage increasing driver pay, it can have a significant impact on supplier costs and therefore consumer pricing. It can […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Less Than Truckload Versus Full Truckload

In order to effectively choose between less than truckload and full truckload shipping, you must understand the variables associated with each.  In this article, we define both shipping types and present what to consider when selecting the best method for your supply chain. Less Than Truckload Less than truckload, or LTL, is a method of shipping […]

Date: August 22, 2016 Author: Andrew Gleason Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Is Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping Right For You?

At LTX we are in constant communication with shippers and manufacturers aiming to improve their knowledge of their less than truckload (LTL) freight business.  LTL is a complex shipping solution with several benefits, as well as a few downsides.  In this article, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of LTL shipping. Advantages of Less Than Truckload […]

Date: August 18, 2016 Author: Andrew Gleason Category: Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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What is Less Than Truckload (LTL) Freight?

Often times, when companies approach LTX, they are unfamiliar with Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping methods. In this article, we define LTL shipping, compare LTL and Full Truckload (FTL) shipping, and look at the pros and cons of LTL shipping. Less Than Truckload Shipping Explained Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is a mode of transportation where shippers move products weighing anywhere from […]

Date: August 15, 2016 Author: Andrew Gleason Category: Less Than Truckload

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How Much Does Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping Cost?

Every year at LTX we meet with hundreds of customers across the country. One of the first questions we are asked as they try to understand the less than truckload (LTL) portion of their supply chain is: “What factors determine my less than truckload cost?” This is a great question, and unless you understand all of […]

Date: August 8, 2016 Author: Andrew Gleason Category: Less Than Truckload

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