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What’s the Difference Between LTL and FTL Shipping?

June 22, 2018 10:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you are involved with the shipping department for your company, either directly or indirectly, you’ve probably heard the terms “LTL shipping” and “FTL shipping” before. You probably also know that these acronyms stand for less than truckload (LTL) shipping and full truckload (FTL) shipping, but what exactly is the difference between the two, and which one should you use? As a local trucking company that offers both FTL and LTL shipping in Houston, TX, we often find that local businesses are choosing inappropriate shipping options that aren’t efficient and are causing them to lose money. To help remedy that, we are going to cover the differences between LTL and FTL shipping so, regardless of who you choose to ship... View Article

The Four Seasons of LTL Freight Delivery in Houston, TX

June 4, 2018 8:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Transporting freight that’s less than the full capacity of a load always comes with certain difficulties. You must find a provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) freight delivery in Houston, TX and coordinate the transportation of your shipment in an arrangement that works for you and the delivery facilitator. In addition to these standard challenges, you also have to consider the fluctuations that can occur through the year when it comes to shipping and transportation demands. It’s important to understand all of these different factors so that you understand what you can expect when you seek to transport shipments during different times of the year: The slow season (January thru March): Because of the low temperatures and dangerous weather conditions that are... View Article

Learn About the History of LTL Shipping

May 21, 2018 8:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Although some companies have a massive amount of freight in each of their shipments, there are others that simply don’t need the kind of capacity that a standard 48- or 53-foot truck trailer has to offer. At the same time, utilizing a different shipping method may not offer the kind of cost savings that ground transportation does. For this reason, less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping companies were developed to meet the needs of companies that needed transportation services for shipments that are less than the standard truckload. Read on to find out more about how LTL freight shipping in Houston, TX came about and how you can benefit from this service in the future. LTL basics In order to address lower volume... View Article

What Is the Electronic Logging Device Mandate?

May 8, 2018 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Big changes are happening in the trucking world. One of the most significant changes is a recent mandate requiring all trucks to have an electronic logging device (ELD) attached to the engine. These ELDs send real time data from a truck’s engine back to the fleet manager. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about ELDs and how they’ll affect hot shot trucking in Houston, TX. What is an ELD, and how does it work? An ELD is attached to a truck’s engine and tracks all of the vehicle’s movements throughout the day. The driving data is automatically sent to the fleet manager, so the manager can easily track how many miles the truck has driven, where the... View Article

New and Upcoming Changes for Truckers in Texas

April 24, 2018 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Change is usually a good thing, especially when it comes to intrastate trucking in Houston, TX! Our industry is changing rapidly, which can make it difficult to keep up with the times. If you’re in the trucking business, the following guide will help keep you informed regarding some of the changes we’re seeing already, and some of the changes that are coming soon. Electronic logging devices mandate Starting this year, most commercial vehicles must be equipped with an electronic logging device (ELD). These devices transmit real-time data from a truck’s engine directly to a fleet manager. Drivers will no longer have to manually record the number of hours or miles driven; ELDs will do it for them! ELDs will help... View Article