One of the most identifiable differences between Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and Full Truckload (FTL) Carriers is the amount of freight you can move at one time. Far too often shippers will throw 7-8 pallets onto an LTL trailer and think nothing of it; it’s not a full truckload, right? Big... mistake!
It’s 2018, what seems to be the year of LTL Carrier Strength. That being the case, carriers are not missing the opportunity to increase revenue every chance they get.
Tags: transportation management, Rules Tariff, LTL, Density, Freight Class, Freight Terms, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Overlength, Freight Tariffs, Ship Smarter, LTL Carrier, Bill of Lading, Reweigh, Reclass
See the pallet in the picture below? If it is not clear to you what's wrong with it, you should consider exploring the details of LTL Carrier Packaging Rules as described in Item 680 of most Carrier Rules Tariffs.
As the pendulum has shifted, dramatically favoring the LTL carriers, shippers are realizing that if they don't consider changing their processes, they might very well be looking at increases well over 5% in 2018.
"Shippers will not move us through their facilities faster without economic consequences." Hence... Detention.