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Simplify Your LTL Shipment

Managing shipments on your own can be a complex task, but we’ve made the process simpler than ever!
Discover the best rates from top LTL carriers and manage all your shipments with the R2 TMS.

Podcast Feature: Inbound Logistics

Frank Dreischarf, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions at R2 Logistics, discusses The Importance of Transportation Management Systems for LTL shipments.

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LTL FAQs

LTL

LTL vs. FTL

Freight that does not require the entire space of a trailer is known as LTL shipping, whereas full truckload shipments fill the space or meet the weight limit.

Best Suited Freight

LTL is ideal when freight doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer and weighs between 150 and 15,000 pounds.

Reduce Shipping Costs

When booking an LTL shipment, you only pay for the portion of the trailer used. The rest of the cost is covered by the other occupants of the trailer’s space.

  • Distance: Typically the longer the haul, the higher the price
  • Mode: Expedited or refrigerated shipments can incur higher prices
  • Dimensions: The dimensions and weight of the shipment help determine the freight class, which directly impacts rates
  • Type: Special handling (lift-gates, inside delivery) or commodity (perishables, fragile, hazardous items) will lead to higher costs.

Tracking Shipments

LTL carriers offer tracking capabilities through the bill of lading number, PRO number, PO number, shipment reference number and pick up date range, to name a few.

What's the Difference Between LTL and FTL?

Freight that does not require the entire space of a trailer is known as LTL shipping, whereas full truckload shipments fill the space or meet the weight limit.

What Type of Freight is Best Suited for LTL?

Freight that does not require the entire space of a trailer is known as LTL shipping, whereas full truckload shipments fill the space or meet the weight limit. – Competitive – Hungry for personal growth – Know how to attack issues head-on – Possess the drive to succeed

How Does LTL Reduce Freight Shipping Costs?

When booking an LTL shipment, you only pay for the portion of the trailer used. The rest of the cost is covered by the other occupants of the trailer’s space.
Distance: Typically the longer the haul, the higher the price
Mode: Expedited or refrigerated shipments can incur higher prices
Dimensions: The dimensions and weight of the shipment help determine the freight class, which directly impacts rates
Type: Special handling (lift-gates, inside delivery) or commodity (perishables, fragile, hazardous items) will lead to higher costs.

How are LTL Shipments Tracked?

LTL carriers offer tracking capabilities through the bill of lading number, PRO number, PO number, shipment reference number and pick up date range, to name a few.

Case Studies

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Case Study #1

Auto Company

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  • Problem

    An auto company supplier had multiple time-sensitive LTL shipments that needed to be delivered every week. With their previous transportation provider, on-time pickup and delivery were hit or miss and causing a strain on customer relations.

  • Solution

    With the R2 TMS, the supplier is now able to select from multiple LTL carriers that include delivery guarantees. In addition, R2’s TMS tracking capabilities increased visibility throughout the delivery process.

  • Value Added

    The supplier and customer have both benefitted from a reliable delivery schedule. The customer no longer has to slow down production to wait for missing parts, and their confidence in the supplier has increased business orders.

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  • Problem

    An R2 Logistics customer in the food and beverage industry brought in new business into their portfolio through a merger and acquisition. This brought on new challenges from the acquired company’s pre-existing and antiquated supply chain processes.

  • Solution

    The customer integrated with R2’s Transportation Management System. In doing so, they were able to develop logistics solutions seamlessly for their acquired business and gained new visibility across their existing and new supply chain.

  • Value Added

    With higher visibility and added reporting features, the customer has seen 14% cost reductions in transportation spend.

Case Study #2

Food and Beverage

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Case Study #3

Retail and Consumer

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  • Problem

    A manufacturer in the retail and consumer space transported their merchandise with a regional LTL carrier. Due to their growing business, their brand was now going to be sold nationally and they needed more shipping options beyond their previous provider.

  • Solution

    The manufacturer started using the R2 TMS and was introduced to, and given access to, several nationwide carriers with competitive pricing. They also found and utilized additional LTL carriers capable of servicing the region handled by their previous carrier.

  • Value Added

    The manufacturer was able to roll out their merchandise nationwide and continue their growth strategy without issue. With the ability to compare prices between multiple LTL carriers, they also found significant cost savings across their supply chain.

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