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Frequently Asked Questions about Less Than Truckload
What are the basic differences in LTL shipments versus other modes of transport?
Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipments are those usually weighing more than 100 pounds. They are too heavy to be transported by a small parcel carrier, but not large enough to require a full truckload. LTL shipping consolidates freight shipments and provides an economical way to ship freight.
How does pricing for LTL freight compare with truckload (TL) shipping?
LTL pricing is based on the space your freight occupies on the truck, its weight, its freight class and lane (pickup and delivery destinations). LTL is generally a more economical alternative compared to Truckload (TL) because the shipper only pays for the space their shipment occupies.
There are multiple, convenient ways to book LTL shipments and save. With Shipper 360, shippers can compare rates, book shipments and track them online 24/7 all without having to pay a monthly or platform fee and without having to pick up the phone or send an email. Shipper 360 connects you with reliable carriers to match every load with the right truck at the right price and the right time so you don’t have to.
However, if you need a human touch for pricing your LTL freight, a sales representative can provide you with a reliable shipping quote, or you can request an online quote for your shipment.
How Do I Book LTL Freight?
J.B. Hunt’s Shipper 360 platform reduces your workload by taking care of every less than truckload shipment in one place. Stay on budget when choosing a carrier by getting comprehensive, market-relevant rates for LTL. When you’re ready to ship, optimize every delivery by choosing from one of the highly rated carriers accessible through the Shipper 360 platform. Finally, once you have shipped, use the Shipper 360 app to track shipments and check info 24/7.
Need more help getting started with less than truckload shipping? Our sales representatives can be a good resource for questions about how to book LTL freight and are always happy to assist you with any of your less than truckload needs.