How Businesses Benefit from LTL Shipping
For small businesses, many types of shipping options tend to be too expensive because they do not have enough cargo to fill the back of an entire truck. Understanding how businesses benefit from LTL shipping will help you decide if it is the best shipping option for your unique business needs. At C&D Logistics, we want to help you select the right freight shipping solution. That is why we have put together a list of some of the benefits of less-than-truckload shipping.
1. Minimizes Costs
Since LTL shipping works by combining shipments from multiple businesses to fill up an entire truck, each business will only have to pay for the weight of their shipment and the space it takes up in the trailer rather than for the whole truckload. This means that each company will only have to pay for a fraction of the cost.
2. Easy to Track
In most cases, LTL shipping carriers are able to provide businesses with real time tracking for their shipments. By being able to easily track where your shipment is, you will be able to hold the shipping carrier accountable for guaranteed delivery dates and you will know where your shipment is at all times.
3. Reduces Warehouse Costs
Businesses that use LTL shipping can reduce their warehouse costs because they will not have to stockpile as many products at once; thus, reducing the amount of warehousing required to store additional stock.
4. Improves Security
All items that are shipped using LTL shipping are carefully packaged and placed in the truck in order to prevent them from being damaged during transit. LTL shipping providers also take security very seriously, so you can rest assured that your shipment will be safe and secure until it reaches its final destination.
5. Quicker Delivery Times
LTL shipping allows businesses to provide customers with quicker delivery times. This is because they do not have to wait for customers to place enough orders to fill an entire truckload before shipping out the items.
6. Offers Greater Flexibility
LTL shipping allows businesses to easily ship their products to multiple locations throughout the province, country, or internationally, making it a much more flexible service than full truckload shipping. This type of shipping also allows items to be separated onto different trucks in order to reach the final destination in a more efficient timeframe.
If you would like to learn more about how businesses benefit from LTL shipping, or if you are interested in our LTL shipping services, please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also stay up to date with the latest news by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.