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LTL Shipping and Freight Services

Less-than-truckload (LTL) service is a type of transportation service provided by Landstar for companies that require only a small shipment of goods delivered, the amount of which falls between a full truckload shipment and an average parcel carrier, such as UPS or FedEx . In contrast to LTL, a Full Truckload (FTL) shipment uses all available space in a tractor trailer. Landstar delivers LTL shipments with various other types of shipments to make more efficient use of delivery space. Therefore, LTL shipments are usually not delivered directly to their target destination, but cost less to ship.

Landstar arranges its LTL shipments so that the driver of the tractor trailer picks up the shipment along a short route and brings it back to a terminal, where it will be later transferred to another truck. The second truck brings this shipment and other small shipments to another terminal. The LTL shipment goes through this truck-to-truck transfer process until it reaches its final destination.

While it might initially seem inefficient to have to transfer LTL freight from truck to truck, there are many benefits and advantages that come with using LTL shipping and freight services from Landstar. These include:

  • Cost-efficient. LTL services give clear economical advantages to businesses. With other trucking companies, you often have to pay a full truckload price for a less-than-truckload freight amount.
  • Timely and reliable. Landstar has a reputation for timely, reliable and safe deliveries throughout North America. You can count on your freight to arrive at the appointed time and perfectly intact.

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  • Tracking information. When you use Landstar’s services, you have full access to real-time status information to track your shipment every step of the way. You can “track and trace” on all carriers via the website to aid in complete management of your freight from origin to destination.

As an independent Landstar agent, we care about providing you with personal, customized service. Throughout the process, you have one single contact for LTL analysis, rates, carrier contact negotiations, freight management and delivery confirmation.

Take advantage of a vast network of national, inter-regional and regional carriers to move your freight throughout the continent. Contact us for more information at 330.484.2694.