Local LCL – Final Mile
If you’re running a small business and need a safe and fast way to distribute your products throughout the US, as Your Cargo Concierge we can help you with our LCL services. We offer a cost-efficient method for transporting all goods that don’t require a full truckload.
Drivers will come to your location, load the cargo on the trucks, and make way to the location of your choice immediately. We provide real-time shipment tracking, full-time security during transport, and the best prices on the market.
How Does LTL Shipping Work?
Once you contact our customer support with details about your shipment, we will send a carrier truck to your location. Since your load isn’t enough to fill the entire truck, we will consolidate orders going to the same location in our center and send the shipment to the nearest regional terminal.
When your shipment reaches the right terminal, it’s loaded into a smaller truck that will finally deliver your cargo where you need it. LTL shipping is by far one of the most affordable options for transporting goods and large items.
The Benefits of LTL Shipping
LTL and LCL shipping provide a few important benefits every small business can use. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect:
Cost-efficient transportation – Since you don’t require a full truckload, shipping smaller cargo costs are much lower, as you have to pay only for the space used during transportation.
Shipping smaller quantities – There’s no need to wait until your stock reaches at least 10,000 pounds in weight. LTL shipping allows you to send out smaller volumes of products, which means more time to make sales.
Security – All of your cargo will be neatly packed and secured on the truck, minimizing the chances of getting damaged during transportation.
Real-time tracking – As your cargo reaches specific points during transit, you will be able to track its location in real-time.
How to Calculate LTL Shipping Rates
The final cost of LTL shipping depends on multiple factors, including the final destination, weight and size, type of shipping, and mode of shipping. You can get a rough estimation of the price by considering the following factors:
- Destination – The further away your destination is, the higher the price you can expect.
- Size and weight – If your cargo goes over a certain limit, you might need more expensive FTL services.
- Type of shipment – If your cargo is hazardous or fragile, it requires special handling, which drives the price even higher.
Call us today, and our experts will help you find the best and most cost-effective solution for your LTL shipping needs.