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LTL vs. FTL Shipping: Which Makes the Most Sense for Your Project?

March 5, 2020 9:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you need to ship cargo for any reason, you might be wondering whether less than truckload (LTL) or full truckload (FTL) shipping is the best for your individual needs. Let’s take a quick look at some of the pros and cons of FTL and LTL shipping in Houston, TX so you can make an informed choice for your situation. LTL shipping With LTL shipping, you’re able to save a lot of money, as you don’t have to pay for a full truck. Instead, you share the vehicle (and the space) with one or more shippers. Shipping with this method is possible just about anywhere in the United States and Canada, and there are hundreds of carriers you’ll find that... View Article

How to Prepare for Heavy Haul Shipping

February 20, 2020 9:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The term “heavy haul shipping” in the world of freight refers to a type of shipment in which you’re carrying loads that are unusually large and/or wide, exceeding the typical guidelines that are set for width, height, length or weight. In this type of shipping, there are special permits you must take out to be able to transport the load, and special types of equipment you must use to be able to haul it safely to its final destination. The nature of this type of shipping can make it a bit stressful, but there are some steps you can take to prepare for heavy haul shipping to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. Here’s a quick overview of... View Article

Five Crucial Tips for Residential LTL

February 7, 2020 3:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Residential LTL shipping contains more complications than the usual business-to-business LTL shipping. There is no reliable front desk at which to leave shipments for pickup, and no loading dock, and sometimes people may forget to have a shipment ready. For that reason, some freight companies charge an extra fee, but you can often avoid it if you make this easier for your driver. Here are five tips for smooth residential LTL in Houston, TX: Schedule ahead: Scheduling ahead offers two advantages. One, you know what time the delivery driver is arriving, so you can be sure to be home and have your shipment ready. This makes it easier to avoid forgetting about the service. Two, delivery drivers often have to... View Article

The LTL Origin Story

January 24, 2020 3:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

LTL stands for “less than truckload.” It is the most common method of freight shipment ordered from freight companies due to its cost-effective nature. Unless you are running a major retailer in Houston, TX, chances are you will be hiring freight companies to handle your cargo via LTL. Here is an overview of the history of LTL and why it is becoming the most popular shipping option. A product of deregulation LTL shipping arose after the trucking industry was deregulated in the 1980s. Before, the freight companies had to file tariff forms well ahead of shipment and face challenges from competitors. This often led to delays, since these complaints required investigation. Meanwhile, cargo was often left unmoved, or a freight... View Article

A Brief History of Hot Shot Trucking

January 22, 2020 11:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The trucking business is more complex than you might think. The majority of people not knowledgeable about the trucking industry only see cargo trucks as they cruise down the highway or back into a store or warehouse loading dock making deliveries. Rarely does the public see what goes on behind the scenes of the trucking business. Hot shot trucking is one branch of the trucking industry that deserves the spotlight for a moment. Many people don’t know what this is, and have never heard the term before, but it has an interesting history in the world of freight. When it comes to fast delivery of cargo, no one beats the services of a hot shot trucker. Read on to learn... View Article