Benefits of engaging LTL Freight Services
Engaging LTL freight services would mean that the shippers would only have to pay a portion of the transportation cost of using the entire truck and trailer. LTL shipping creates a situation where cargo from various shippers are pooled into one truck, which emulates a cost-sharing concept. Hence, each shipper only has to be responsible for part of the truck transportation cost, making LTL freight services a very affordable form of freight transport services.
More often than not, LTL shipments involve handling fewer logistics, which would lead to a shorter delivery time as compared to full truckload shipments. This is because there are fewer pit-stops and less need for weighing to be done along the transportation route.
While full truckload is usually preferred, it is only the better alternative in the case where shippers do require that much of a volume. If the volume cannot be met, shippers should use LTL shipping as it equips them with the ability to have better control of their shipment. Any volume of cargo may be shipped without having to wait for a full shipment.
Pool programs such as pool distribution and pool consolidation are used to ensure time-saving and cost-effective procedures. Pool distribution involves having various LTL shipments transported to a common area and then re-classified onto multiple trucks for further distribution. On the other hand, pool consolidation would be the picking up of many LTL shipments from different locations, bringing them to a common area and onto a truck for further delivery. These programs are beneficial as they are adaptable to any possible last minute changes.
LTL provides flexibility and more options such as services that are not offered by full truckload carriers. For example, some of these options include notification prior to delivery and freeze protection. With LTL, carriers are also able to provide delivery services for smaller businesses. This gives shipping companies a competitive edge as they are able to provide more services to cater to shipping needs.
All in One Services
M&P International Freights highly values their clients and strive to provide all-in-one services that are packaged to meet the needs of their clients.
Located in an advantageous venue with free-trade zone benefits, M&P has many wide connections through their years of service, ensuring clients of efficient shipment routes at cost-efficient prices.