Less than truck load (LTL) shipping can be an extremely efficient way to move shipments when you don’t need to fill an entire trailer.
However, if the LTL shipping process is not implemented well, it can have some potential disadvantages, costing the company more time and money than necessary.
In order to ship smarter, a shipper needs to know how to get the most benefit for the cheapest price. Understanding common LTL shipping mistakes makes it much easier to avoid these issues. LTL shipping is a growing side of the freight industry and shippers need to know these common pitfalls in order to avoid a potentially costly shipping mistake.
Here are some ways to avoid common LTL shipping mistakes you could be making that hinder productivity and negatively impact the bottom line…
1] Know your dock delivery set up to plan for additional services needed.
2] Include proper labeling and documentation.
3] Train employees in OSHA regulations and the risks associated with not following them.
4] Provide correct load dimensions.
5] Provide accurate class designations.
6] Use the right equipment to weigh the freight correctly.
If you’re tired of dealing with the frustration that comes with shipping via LTL carriers, working with an experienced 3PL to manage your less than truckload shipping tasks is a smart idea that can save you a tremendous amount of money.
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