LTL stands for Less than Truck Load shipping, also known as less than truckload transportation. This means shipments that are considered too small for FTL (Full Truck Load) shipment but too big for standard shipment. Other important things about LTL shipments:
How to place an order with Eurosender?
Choose the pick-up and delivery countries, the number of packages and their weight.
You will be provided with the best available offer.
Fill in the form with your details and pay for the service.
Get informed on how to prepare your items for shipping.
There are various reasons why shippers choose for the services of LTL freight carriers. Take a look at the information for both privates and businesses.
LTL shipping for businesses
LTL shipping for individuals: Although people use the services of LTL freight carriers most often for business purposes, there are also circumstances where it is a suitable option for individuals.
Relocation: When moving to another town, city, or even country, LTL shipping is a cheap way of getting your household to your new address. Check out our series on moving to another country and find all the info you need.
Many/large items to ship: When you have many items to ship or your shipment exceed the limits for standard shipment, it is a cheap option to ship them together on a pallet, using LTL services. Shipping with an LTL shipping service is in most cases much less expensive than sending large packages.
Dedicated Van Delivery: Another service Eurosender offers, where one van is dedicated to your shipment. This is a good alternative when your shipment is too small for an FTL shipment and you still want truck space all for yourself.
Are you thinking of sending your items by using cost-effective LTL shipping? The numerous benefits are listed below.
Cost-effective: LTL freight cost is much lower than what you would pay for when using FTL services because you only pay for the space your shipment occupies in the truck.
Environmentally friendly: By sharing a truck with multiple shippers, you cut down on your carbon footprint by reducing emission.
Safety: LTL shipments usually have multiple stops and are handled several times during transport. This means the courier pays extra attention to packing and stacking of the items.
Tracking: With less than truckload transportation arranged through Eurosender you have access to our online 24/7 tracking system.
Extra services: When you would like to add extra services such as freeze protection, liftgates, pick-up and delivery inside, contact us for the possibilities.
Flexibility: Using LTL shipping offers you more flexibility when shipping to different locations.
LTL shipping services are ideal for a wide variety of things. See the summary below for a good indication of which items are suitable for cost-effective LTL shipping.
To understand the costs of your cost-effective LTL shipping, you should know which factors determine the price when requesting an LTL shipping quote.
Having an overview of all the requirements of your shipment, here are some tips on saving money while using LTL shipping services.
Every LTL shipment is different, so it is crucial to have the correct details of your delivery. This is what you need to get an LTL shipping quote:
Having all the details at hand, you can now place your order for your LTL shipment. There are 2 ways of doing this:
When you decide to use LTL shipment services, it is time to prepare your items for shipment and choose the right LTL packaging materials. The following things should be taken into consideration.
Besides the packaging of your shipment and the right LTL packaging materials, there are several other things to keep in mind when preparing your LTL shipment.
Over the years, Eurosender has built up a vast network of logistics companies that we cooperate with.This allows us to offer our clients the best rates for any kind of shipments. Would you also like to become part of the Eurosender logistics network? Eurosender receives a wide array of requests daily from companies that have needs for frequent and not so frequent shipping. With so many requests for orders, we are always looking for new partners. Interested? Contact us in one click with the button below.
When you have any further questions regarding cost-effective LTL shipping, you can always contact our multilingual customer support team. They will gladly answer all your questions about LTL companies and provide you with useful advice where possible.