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LTL Shipping: Limited Access Service for Secure Facilities

Secure facility service is a type of limited access service offered by LTL carriers. This service option applies when the facility you are picking up requires special security measures or credentials to access the facility. This article will discuss the main factors of this service from a carrier perspective. In this article we will answer…
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LTL Shipping: Lift Gate Service

Lift Gate Service Lift gate service is extremely useful for shippers that do not have a traditional loading doc or forklift needed to get their LTL freight into trailer. While this service is very useful, it is not without limitations. Read this article to learn things you should consider when selecting a lift gate service.…
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LTL Shipping: Limited Access Overview

Limited access or non-Commercial service is applied when the location you are shipping from or to has some kind of restriction. This service option can be tricky because there are a lot of variations. In this article we cover the various things you should be aware of when requesting a non-commercial shipment to your LTL…
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The Hub-and-Spoke Route System for LTL Freight

LTL Shippers often ask how does their cargo move and what is the transit time. LTL shipping usually takes longer then truckload freight shipping because it utilizes the hub-and-spoke system. This way to move cargo takes more time but results in a greater service area and better pricing. There are two primary ways to route…
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All About Scheduling Your Residential LTL Pickup

So you have something to ship from your home or residential business that is too big for a parcel and too small for a big truck. LTL freight shipping is a great solution for this. There are a few things you’ll want to know about scheduling your pickup with the LTL carrier. One very important…
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