– Truckload and LTL service in Canada and the USA, utilizing all forms of transportation and equipment
– US to US shipping, both LTL and Truckload
– Specialized Equipment
– Expedited shipments
– Project-Based Shipping (door to door, requiring multiple transportation providers)
– Remote Destination & Furtherance
Types of Shipping Shipping Modes
Less than truckload: Also referred to as LTL, less than truckload is designed for shipments larger than parcel but not large enough to require the space of a full truckload trailer. LTL is typically used for shipments under 15,000Lbs.
Full truckload: Full truckload involves moving bulk or pallet loads that are large enough to justify the use of an entire semi-trailer, typically more than 15,000 pounds. Full truckload can be more cost effective and reduce the opportunity for freight damage with less handling than LTL.
Partial truckload: Partial truckload gives you the option to split the cost of a truck with other shippers, often resulting in cost savings. Partial truckload is a good option if your shipment is over 5,000 pounds or 6 pallets.
Intermodal: Intermodal shipping generally refers to shipping with a combination of rail and truck. Utilizing rail for your freight requirements can drastically reduce fuel, lower expenses while offering a reliable method of transportation. Intermodal is typically used for “program based” or warehouse based shipments where time sensitivity is not a issue and freight usage is high.
Expedited: Expedited freight refers to time-critical shipments in which freight has to be delivered quickly. Expedited freight is most often transported via truck using a team service or by air.
The equipment used to haul truckload freight may vary depending on the commodity itself. Here are a few common types of freight shipping equipment:
Dry van: Dry vans are the most common type of freight trailers used by commercial trucking companies. Dry vans are typically 48 or 53 feet in length and typically handle no more than 45,000 pounds. Dry van shipping is a common method for transporting dry goods or weather-sensitive goods .
Flatbed: Flatbed equipment is used to ship over sized, bulky or oddly shaped freight, including machinery and lumber. Flatbed is typical not the best option for weather-sensitive goods.
Temperature control “Reefer”: Temperature controlled shipping is the transportation of goods that are sensitive to exterior climate conditions. Temperature controlled shipments are typically used within the dairy, produce, pharmaceuticals, meat/poultry, chemical industries.