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Leverage Your LTL Shipping

Less than truckload is essential for transporting your smaller, more frequent shipments. But in the day-to-day bustle of getting things shipped, you might not realize that all of those small shipments are LTL. We bring all the necessary LTL options to the table to help you get the ultimate advantage in price, service, and control. Plus, we offer small parcel, truckload, expedited, and consolidation. Choose the right LTL solution every time.

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LTL-outsource

Improve Efficiency

Outsourcing LTL can help you improve efficiency and lower costs. When you collaborate with an expert on freight service, like LTL, you bring strong technology, enhanced management of multiple providers, and improved service levels into your organization. 
LTL-Savings

Save Money

At a high level, you may realize you are missing potential savings on your LTL service. But, where do you start? We offer five opportunities to get the biggest LTL savings. From mode optimization to lane aggregation and beyond, these opportunities will uncover potential savings.
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Measure Emissions

Calculating carbon emissions for LTL can be a challenge. Each LTL truck combines a wide mix of freight from many shippers, with varying origin-destination pairs. MIT research resulted in an easy-to-use model to help you calculate your LTL carbon emissions.

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Less Than Truckload

Logistics Services / Less Than Truckload / Less Than Truckload

It looks like LTL. But is it?

LTL is essential for transporting your smaller, more frequent shipments. But in the day-to-day bustle of getting things shipped, you might not have realized that not all of those small shipments are LTL. We bring all the options to the table—less than truckload, plus small parcel, truckload, expedited, and consolidation. Choosing the right one every time, and you have the ultimate advantage in price, service, and control.

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How one supply chain harnessed the best of LTL and truckload.

Challenge:

As we worked with a retailer to determine why stock outs were higher than normal in some cases but warehouse inventory was too high in others, we noticed something: 80% of products were delivered prepaid. That meant suppliers were arranging for transportation, delivering products when they wanted to, and billing the retailer—sometimes, at a profit.

Solution:

We put a logistics expert onsite with the retailer’s team to develop and implement an inbound transportation program. The team met with hundreds of suppliers, changing delivery terms and leveraging inbound and outbound LTL and truckload freight volumes. Supported by our Navisphere® global technology, the company now has visibility to pending, complete, and shipped orders. They can measure suppliers for their adherence to compliance requirements to keep shelves stocked and maintain efficient inventory control.

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We see the whole supply chain.

Less than truckload is one of our customers’ favorite and most popular services. We speak the language of NMFC classifications, carriers’ rules tariffs, and discount schedules. But we bring more to your supply chain: deep knowledge of many transportation services, solutions to common problems and ideas to address the ones we haven’t seen before, and technology that connects you and your shipments to us and your other trading partners. Together, we can help you build a more efficient supply chain that can Accelerate Your Advantage®.

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Harnessing the power of LTL and Truckload

When one retailer discovered stock outs were higher than normal in some cases and warehouse inventory was too high in others, they wanted to know how to fix it. We worked with them to develop an innovative inbound transportation program. The team met with hundreds of suppliers, changing delivery terms and leveraging inbound and outbound LTL and truckload freight volumes. The result? Increased visibility, stocked shelves, and efficient inventory control.

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LTL-consolidation

What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You?

Less than load (LTL) freight is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel. Therefore, there are typically many separate shipments being transported on one truck. LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and can range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds.
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Temperature Controlled LTL

Whenever your product requires temperature controlled shipping, you’ll automatically add a layer of complexity to the job. Maintaining a cold chain from the beginning to the end requires a combination of collaboration and best practices. But ongoing changes to order size may start affecting your current strategy—if they haven’t already. 
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Parcel Shipping Strategies

Small parcel shipping gets complicated quickly, which makes visibility key to managing your parcel business. To optimize, you might consider getting visibility and then using that data to your advantage.

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Assessing the 5 Biggest LTL Savings Opportunities white paper

This white paper explains how to assess LTL shipments and understand the key shipping characteristics that can lead to savings opportunities.

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A Unique Perspective into the Global Supply Chain video

Global logistics management is a many-faceted venture that differs by industry. Learn how C.H. Robinson’s expertise can move any supply chain around the world.

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