Freight Brokerage: Right Business To Get Into It

Discover How To Get the Best Freight Load Quote

Once again, don’t worry, at the end of this article you will be master of finding the best type of transport for your business.

You have to know these key factors to be able to classify your shipment to the right type of transport.

  • What are the weight and dimensions of your cargo?
  • What type of cargo are you shipping?
  • How high is your budget?
  • Does the cargo need to be palletized?
  • How fast you need it delivered?
  • Does your cargo require any special care or conditions?

Now when you have all this information in one place, you have enough data to choose the best type of transportation suitable for your needs.

Freight Quote2Source:

Less than truckload (LTL) – this is a great way to ship your freight and only pay for the space you use. It is an economical way to ship palletized freight weighing between 150 pounds and 20,000 pounds. (For this type of transport you have to know the Pounds per Cubic Foot of your freight)

  • loads are mixed together for transport
  • it’s required adequate packaging of the goods (1 pallet which contain many boxes should be wrapped to form one piece)
  • shipments must be well secured, otherwise the product or the goods around can be damaged.
  • transit period for LTL freight are longer than for full truckload freight (FTL)
  • LTL transit times are not directly related only to the distance between shipper and consignee.

Advantages of LTL:

  1. Cost effective freight transportation
  2. Ideal for small businesses


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