Less than truckload shipping – LTL transport services

Save on shipping expenses for your freight shipments. With our shared truck transport, you can ship less than a truckload with the most cost-effective solution for businesses and individuals. Send multiple shipments at once with LTL transport performed by vetted and renowned carriers. We provide you with instant quotes for LTL shipping, so you can get your load moving sooner and easier. Stop paying for space you don’t need and send your shipment via LTL transport with Eurosender.

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Why is our LTL shipping the right type of service for you?

Immediate prices for LTL transport services within Europe

Access to a vast network of local and international LTL carriers

Warehousing solutions available to store your cargo whenever needed

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LTL shipping for businesses

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As pioneers in the field of digital logistics, we are one of the first platforms to offer immediate quotes for LTL shipping services. We will help you streamline your distribution and logistics operations with instant price calculation and fast transport solutions, with pick-up possible on the next day. Once you make the order selection on our booking tool, our system automatically compares the rates offered by several transporters and identifies the LTL transport provider that best serves your needs, with the most economical prices.
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COSTS OF LTL SHIPPING

How much does LTL transport cost?

The cost of a shared truck (LTL) transport service depends mostly on these four factors. When booking the service with us, our system automatically identifies the best and most economical LTL freight carrier for your needs, based on the selection made during the order process.

  • Dimensions of your LTL shipment
  • Distance from pick-up to delivery
  • Type of LTL shipment – standard shipments, fragile, dangerous or perishable items
  • Additional services including insurance and extra assistance

HOW TO PACK

Preparing an LTL shipment for dispatch

Pack your boxes on the pallets, using stackable pallets whenever possible

Make sure your LTL shipment does not exceed the size of the pallet

Place heavier items at the bottom, and shrink-wrap each pallet

Use crates for extra protection when transporting machinery and equipment

What to consider when booking a
shared truck (LTL) transport service

Make sure you inform the correct dimensions of your LTL shipment including the cargo + pallets for accurate price calculation

Whenever possible, pack your items in stackable pallets since some LTL carriers may ask for a surcharge for transporting non-stackable pallets

Prepare all the required shipping documentation for your LTL transport, which may include the commercial or proforma invoice

Make sure you have your LTL shipment ready for collection on the scheduled date, preferably on the ground floor of the building

Please have in mind that the fares for using tunnels and ferries are not included in the final price, and that the cost of the service may deviate based on seasonality and capacity.

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MORE INFORMATION

FAQs – Shared truck or LTL shipping services

What does LTL mean in transportation?
By definition, LTL stands for less than truckload and refers to the transport of large loads by road in a shared truck. The advantage of using LTL transport services is that you only pay for the space you occupy, sharing the cost and space in the vehicle with other shippers. The LTL transport service is usually faster than a regular pallet delivery because it usually does not involve check-ups in depots along the way.
Are LCL and LTL the same?
While LTL refers only to transport by road, LCL (less than container load) can refer to road, rail and sea freight. Both methods are cost-effective, as you only pay for the space you need, and share the vehicle or container with other shipments. For more information on LCL, see our page dedicated to sea freight.
How long does LTL delivery take?
It depends mostly on the distance between the origin and destination. When booking a shared truck (LTL) transport, your goods will be delivered almost directly. Even though LTL transport is technically considered a groupage shipping service, it has much fewer stops than the pallet delivery service because, in this case, each shipment takes up a significant portion of the truck and, therefore, it requires fewer stops. To discover the exact delivery time estimation for your route, select the origin and destination on our booking engine and our system will automatically calculate the time prediction on the bottom of the following page after you insert the full addresses.
What is the difference between LTL and FTL?
LTL, or ‘less than truckload’, refers to palletised shipments which do not require the entire space of the truck for transport by road. Instead, the area inside the vehicle is shared with other shippers, saving you the cost of reserving a truck that will ride with empty space. On the other hand, FTL, which means ‘full truckload’, is ideal for shipments which do require an entire vehicle. FTL is a faster way of transporting freight than LTL, as your goods are transported directly to their destination, without diversion.
Get an instant quote for either services with our booking engine. Our system automatically compares several FTL and LTL freight rates offered by vetted carriers to match you with the best solution for your needs.
When booking on Eurosender, which LTL freight company will carry out the shipping service?
Once the service is confirmed, we will inform you via e-mail the name of the LTL freight carrier selected to perform your shipping service. At Eurosender, we only work with the best regional and international freight companies in the business, and we match you with the most suitable LTL carrier to complete the job, based on your requirements.
What can I send with an LTL shipment?
LTL shipping services are suitable for a range of different shipments, including multiple boxed packages, furniture for removals, and other larger, bulky items, which are too small to occupy a full truck or van, but too large to send via standard shipment. For a complete list of what you can send, check our dedicated page.
Do I need a forklift when arranging the transport of an LTL shipment?
A forklift is useful for loading and unloading pallets on the truck. When scheduling the service, please have in mind that it is the shipper’s responsibility to load and unload the LTL shipment; therefore, you are expected to have all the necessary equipment to do so. If you require any additional tool or assistance during pick-up or delivery, please inform us during the booking process so we can arrange it for you directly with the LTL carrier.
Will the LTL carrier contact me before collection?
When booking your LTL shipment with us, the carrier driver will usually contact the customer to confirm the details before performing the collection or delivery. Please make sure you can be contacted by phone, and your shipment is ready for collection on the scheduled date before your LTL carrier arrives.
How much does the transport insurance cost when booking an LTL shipping service?
Every time you book an LTL shipping service with us, you already have basic insurance coverage included in the price. If you would like to protect your LTL shipment even further, we offer affordable options for additional transport insurance available during the booking process. Check more information about insurance for LTL shipments on our dedicated page.