Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Freight Shipping Services

Smaller shipments; lower cost. Less-than-truckload shipping services, typically referred to as LTL, are for those who need to send freight that doesn’t take up a full truckload. Your LTL freight is usually palletized and loaded with other LTL shipments that will all be delivered to different destinations along a route. While multiple stops may mean longer wait times, the cost savings could be substantial. With an LTL brokerage as your partner, you can ensure that you have the best LTL carriers to effectively get your products or materials where they need to be.

What Is LTL Exactly?

Understanding what LTL is will help you decide if it’s the right choice for your business. Typically, an LTL freight shipment weighs between 150 and 15,000 pounds – anything less would be best served as a small parcel for FedEx or UPS, and anything more would require FTL shipping.

Why Choose Less-Than-Truckload Shipping?

There are many reasons you may want to seek out LTL freight companies, including:

  • To Save Money – If you don’t have enough freight to fill a trailer, and you’re willing to share a truck with other shippers which may extend transit times, LTL is likely a more cost-effective choice.
  • To Have More Options – LTL freight shipping opens up options like inside pickup/delivery and liftgate service, while also allowing you to manage your inventory correctly as you’ll be sending out smaller shipments more regularly.
  • To Maintain Security – Palletizing your product lends itself to enhanced security out on the road.

While it’s not right for everyone, less-than-truckload freight shipping services can be an excellent fit under the right circumstances.

Why Is Rafferty Global Logistics the LTL Brokerage for You?

As a 3PL with a ton of experience, we know the importance of getting your freight delivered on time at a price point that doesn’t blow your budget. While FTL has long been our expertise – we only became an LTL brokerage in 2023 – we’re eager to prove ourselves in the LTL market. Additionally, we have a great relationship with a proven partner who brings a vast array of less-than-truckload carriers, all of which provide detailed tracking and tracing with competitive service and pricing through our network.

Contact Rafferty Global Logistics now to learn more about how our LTL solutions can make a difference for your company.