When you’re shipping your products that weigh more than 100 pounds per load, it’s time to look for a logistics company to help you save on shipping costs. You’ll likely choose between LTL and FTL shipping, which stand for less-than-truckload and full truckload. While it may seem like a fairly easy decision for how to choose which service you’ll use—do you have a full truckload or not?—in actuality, different factors also come into play when making the decision.
First and foremost, all shipments are not equal in the realm of transportation planning. Many companies approach their shipping needs with a one-size-fits-all model, and are leaving money, service, and opportunity on the table.
Questions you should ask yourself about your current logistics company or department:
Does they truly understand the characteristics of your shipments?
Do they see opportunity?
Do they understand the market?
Are they optimized to provide you with the best service and cost?