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LTL Avenues to More Efficient Networks

LTL Avenues

As we explained in our previous post (Demystifying LTL ), managing less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation can be less difficult than you might think, especially if you understand how these services are priced. But having cracked the LTL pricing code, how can you make the service more cost-effective?

Shippers often find major savings opportunities when they work to increase the density of the cargo they flow into LTL networks. This is not surprising given LTL’s fragmented nature compared to full truckload service. Read More…

Demystifying LTL


Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation is generally perceived as complex compared to its truckload cousin. But the mode is not overly complicated provided users have all the relevant data at their fingertips. Moreover, once shippers master LTL they often discover untapped potential for substantial cost savings.

In this first post in a series on LTL, we set the scene with a look at how these shipments are priced. Read More…