History of LTL Carriers

Less Than Truckload (LTL)…a Brief History. The US government started regulating the trucking industry in 1935 under the guidance of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). The Motor Carrier Act of 1935 required new truckers to seek a “certificate of...

How to determine LTL rates?

Less Than Truckload (LTL) rates: Rates for LTL freight are determined by weight, class, pick up and destination zip codes (in the transportation industry this is referred to as the “lane”), and any additional services required to meet the shipper’s and consignee’s...

What is LTL (Less Than Truckload)

LTL stands for “Less Than Truckload”. This is basically anything too big for UPS small package but not a complete truckload. It is typically product on skids that can be handled by a pallet jack or a forklift but it can also be loose items. In this case...