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What to Know When Considering Volume LTL Shipments

April 11, 2017 / by Kuehne+Nagel posted in Group Purchasing Organization, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Industry News, gpo


Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Neal Willis of ReTrans Freight, discusses the pros and cons of shipping volume LTL.

For most carriers, shipments begin to meet the cubic capacity limits around 750 cubic feet, which is roughly around 7 pallets and/or 6,000 lbs. When freight begins to approach these dimensions, it’s always wise to check LTL carrier volume rates for further options. Even though it doesn’t fill an entire trailer, shippers sometimes opt to send these moves via full truckload as a more economical alternative. Volume LTL is often overlooked as a cost-effective option and offers several advantages over full truckload or regular LTL.

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