LTL Shipping Costs

LTL Shipping Costs

LTL Shipping or Less Than Truckload freight is the most common type of shipping in the US. The team at TKO Logistics helps customers determine the freight class, density, and other factors that are related to LTL shipping. With LTL freight shipping, we know budget is an enormous factor. That is why we offer affordable solutions at competitive prices. Our custom logistics solutions ensure our clients receive services tailored to their needs.


Why choose LTL Shipping?

LTL Shipping offers many benefits to businesses shipping small freight. The most significant advantage is the reduced cost. When you book an LTL shipment, you only pay for the space you use in the trailer. You do not have to pay for space you don’t use because it will be loaded with goods from other businesses. Another benefit of LTL Shipping is the increased security. Many LTL shipments are packaged onto pallets before being loaded into a truck. A Single well packaged pallet has a better chance of remaining secure than shipments with multiple smaller handling units. When you ship LTL, you also get additional service options like liftgates and inside pickup and delivery. Finally, LTL carriers offer tracking capabilities through the bill of lading number, PRO number, PO number, shipment reference number, and pick up date range.

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Factors that Determine LTL Shipping Rates

Location is one of the largest factors in determining shipping rates. The further the distance, the higher the price. Another large factor to shipping rates is the dimensions of the freight being shipped. The dimensions and weight of the shipment factor in determining the freight class, which is going to impact rates. The mode of transportation can increase the price as shipments can be expedited, which will typically cost an additional fee. Your freight type can also up the cost. If you’re shipping something that requires special handling or equipment such as perishables, fragile items, or hazardous items will probably lead to higher costs. There are several factors that affect how shipping rates are determined for LTL freights.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Location
  • Freight Dimensions
  • Mode
  • Freight Type

Less Than Truckload (LTL)

LTL or Less Than Truckload shipping is ideal for transporting relatively small freight. This freight weighs 100 to 15,000 lbs. LTL can cost more than FTL, but if you won’t use a full truckload, LTL is the best option. For your products and LTL shipments, you won’t have to wait for a full truckload worth of products to ship, and this is important if you have time-sensitive product and goods deliveries. This is where TKO Logistics identifies your shipping needs and matches you with an LTL carrier that best suits your time frame and your goals.

Why Use TKO Logistics from West Chicago?

TKO Logistics uses a top of the line fleet of the latest Cascadia models, providing our drivers with comfort and the tools they need to get the job done. We are committed to safety, integrity, and more, devoting ourselves to our customers to always get it right, or to make it right. We move quickly to serve our customers and employ industry leaders to ensure we deliver and adapt to your changing logistics needs. You can reach us at (630) 592-4744 or by visiting our contact us page.