LTL is an acronym for Less Than Truckload. This means a shipment that does not require a full 48 or 53 foot trailer. If you are shipping pallets of stuff to a single location then you’re probably familiar with LTL shipping. Perhaps, your suppliers are shipping pallets of stuff to you? Either way, if you are shipping or receiving inventory in pallets you’ve probably looked for a more economical options than parcel shipping.
Today, many merchants that ship LTL (less than truckload) get into contracts with 3PLs (third party logistics providers) or brokers to manage their shipping and freight. Typically, 3PLs charge 25-30% upcharge on each load. Merchants generally don’t see this, and LTL carriers don’t know exactly how much is being charged to the merchant – they just know how much is going into their pocket. At the same time, there are millions of merchants who do not have a 3PL contract, either because their volumes aren’t high enough or they handle it themselves (they’ve got “a guy”).
uShip is offering merchants in need of LTL shipping, including small and medium businesses, the ability to go directly to LTL carriers, whether they have a 3PL contract or not. This essentially gives them an opportunity for a better rate and to work directly with their carrier vs. a middleman.
uShip’s LTL marketplace provides small to midsize merchants with a single online location to manage all their shipping, direct carrier access, instant capacity and transparent, competitive pricing. The nation’s top national and regional LTL carriers are publishing immediately bookable rates on uShip.com.
How it works
• It’s easy to start—enter your exact freight specs on uShip.com
• Merchants receive multiple bookable rates or post to uShip’s spot rate marketplace.
• Compare carrier rates, select, book, and dispatch your shipment.
• That’s a wrap – track, audit and pay all in one place – you’re done.
To check our rates go to uShip.com