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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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