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LTL #Transportation

Hi…today I would like to talk about #LTL #transportation

Do you know waht is LTL in first place?

It means Less Than a Truck Load…in other words it is the way the transportation company will move the freight from point A to point B.

There is a Commodity Classification Standards Board Density Guidelines:

The way the freight is classified and assigned a CLASS depends mainly in two variables:

a) Minimun average density (in pounds per cubic foot)

b) The class that it is assigned to, tighted to the rate that the #transportation company will charge the shipper

Here is the sample of the table:

Minimum Average Density (in pounds per cubic foot) / Class
50 / 50
35 / 55
30 / 60
22.5 / 65
15 / 70
13.5 / 77.5
12 / 85
10.5 / 92.5
9 / 100
8 / 110
7 / 125
6 / 150
5 / 175
4 / 200
3 / 250
2 / 300
1  /400
Less than 1 / 500

The main objective for the transportation company, is to optimize and maximize the space inside the trailer so that they can make more profitable shipments.

The more a shipper ships LTL, the more costly is their operation…Please bear in mind that the piece of equipment (trailer) is the same with the FTL (Full Truck Load) thus the weight restrictions are the same as well. Within the NAFTA region is 44000 pounds.

Here is the table cost wise:

Class Maximum Average Value / Per Pound
50 / $ 1.11
55 / $ 2.17
60 / $ 3.28
65 / $ 5.44
70 / $ 8.20
77.5 / $ 10.93
85 / $ 16.42
92.5 / $ 21.85
100 / $ 27.33
110 / $ 30.08
125 / $ 34.17
150 / $ 41.04
175 / $ 47.87
200 / $ 54.71
250 / $ 68.38
300 / $ 82.04
400 / $ 109.40
500 / $ 136.76

The tendency when having less volume is to move LTL, but that’s the costly way of doing it. There are other options to consolidate the freight, convert the shipments (the more you can) to Full #Truck Load moves and rates.

Thank you again for stopping by and please keep sending me some fedback.

Have a great day!

Saul Romero Blake.

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