LTL Freight Broker Services

One-On-One LTL Brokerage Service

Lync Logistics’ LTL (Less Than Truckload) Freight Broker Service optimizes your shipping operations like never before. In today’s fast-paced world of logistics, where every moment and every dollar counts, choosing the right partner can make all the difference. 

What is LTL Freight?

LTL Freight, or Less-Than-Truckload freight, is a versatile and cost-effective shipping solution designed for cargo that doesn’t occupy an entire 53 foot dry van trailer. In an LTL shipment, goods from multiple shippers are consolidated onto a single truck, allowing businesses to share the transportation costs. This method is particularly beneficial when cost efficiency is a priority, as it provides a means to optimize expenses without compromising the quality of service. LTL freight shipping is an excellent choice for companies of all sizes, especially those with smaller shipments that may not warrant the expense of booking an entire truck.

When to Use LTL Freight

LTL Freight is the ideal choice when shipping smaller quantities of goods, have variable shipment volumes, and want to minimize costs while improving efficiency. LTL offers flexibility in transit times, catering to businesses with changing delivery needs. Whether you’re shipping regionally or locally, LTL provides an efficient and economical solution. Our experienced LTL freight brokers can assist you in determining if LTL service is right for your business. 

LTL Freight is the ideal choice when shipping smaller quantities of goods, have variable shipment volumes, and want to minimize costs while improving efficiency. LTL offers flexibility in transit times, catering to businesses with changing delivery needs. Whether you’re shipping regionally or locally, LTL provides an efficient and economical solution. Our experienced LTL freight brokers can assist you in determining if LTL service is right for your business. 

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At Lync Logistics, we take pride in offering a comprehensive suite of LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) Freight Brokerage Services that go beyond the conventional. When you partner with us, you not only gain access to a vast network of LTL carriers but also unlock a host of strategic advantages that can truly transform your logistics experience.

With 25 years of freight industry experience, we’ve honed our expertise in optimizing LTL shipments. Whether it’s finding the most efficient routes, selecting the right LTL carrier, or maximizing trailer space, we’re committed to ensuring that every aspect of your LTL logistics is fine-tuned for peak performance.

We understand the value of simplicity and accessibility. When you choose us, you’ll have a dedicated single point of contact, an experienced specialist who understands your unique needs and acts as your go-to resource. No more navigating complex phone trees or dealing with multiple freight brokers. Your logistics specialist is just a call or message away, ready to provide personalized assistance. Plus, our 24-hour phone support ensures that whether it’s day or night, weekdays, or weekends, you have the support you need when you need it. 

Our commitment to providing exceptional LTL Freight Brokerage Services extends to offering our clients access to an extensive network of LTL carriers. Our network of multiple carriers provides our clients with significant advantages such as increased capacity, flexibility, and cost savings. The vast pool of carriers within our network means that no matter the size or scope of your shipment, we have the capacity to accommodate it efficiently. Our strong relationships with carriers allow us to negotiate competitive rates on your behalf. These negotiated rates translate into cost savings that are passed directly to you, making your LTL shipments not only seamless but also budget friendly. 

One of the key benefits of partnering with Lync Logistics is our ability to secure multi-customer discounts. Through our extensive network and established relationships with vetted carriers, we can leverage economies of scale to secure cost advantages for our clients. These savings are then passed on to you, ensuring that your LTL shipments are not only efficient but also cost-effective.

Our expertise in multi-stop consolidation sets us apart. We understand that your cargo often needs to reach multiple destinations, and consolidating those stops efficiently is our forte. With Lync Logistics, you can count on us to streamline your LTL shipments, reducing transit times and costs while ensuring every stop on your route is met with precision and efficiency.

We are able to implement cross docking strategies to expedite the transfer of your goods. This means reduced dwell times, faster turnaround, and ultimately, shorter transit times for your shipments.

Tailored LTL Solutions

Whether you’re dealing with temperature-sensitive goods that demand precise climate control, hazardous materials that require specialized handling, or high-value, fragile items that need extra care, our tailored LTL services have you covered. When standard just won’t suffice, turn to Lync Logistics for specialized LTL solutions tailored to your unique needs.

This specialized service is ideal for shipments that require precise temperature management, such as perishable goods like fresh produce, pharmaceuticals, or temperature-sensitive chemicals. Temperature-controlled LTL ensures that your cargo remains within the specified temperature range throughout transit, preserving product quality and safety.

When your cargo includes hazardous materials, compliance with safety regulations is paramount. Specialized LTL solutions for hazardous materials incorporate rigorous safety measures, including proper labeling, packaging, and documentation, to ensure the secure transportation of potentially dangerous goods.

Delicate and high-value cargo, such as electronics, artwork, or glassware, demands specialized handling to prevent damage. LTL service for fragile cargo include secure packaging, padding, and gentle loading and unloading procedures to safeguard your valuable shipments and reduce freight claims.

LTL services for retail and store distribution focus on efficient delivery to multiple retail locations. This includes multi-location, cross-docking, and timed deliveries to ensure products are available on store shelves when needed.

When time is of the essence, expedited LTL services prioritize speedy transit. These services involve dedicated trucks, direct routes, and minimal handling to ensure rapid delivery.

For shipments that exceed standard size or weight limits, specialized LTL services offer the necessary equipment and expertise to handle oversized and overweight cargo while complying with transportation regulations.

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Lync Logistics – Your One Call LTL Freight Brokerage Solution

Are you ready to streamline your LTL shipments? Look no further than Lync Logistics. With access to a vast carrier network, cost savings, and dedicated single-point-of-contact 24-hour phone support, we offer a comprehensive logistics management solution. Contact us today for a personalized quote and experience the seamless and reliable LTL services that have made Lync Logistics the trusted partner of businesses across industries. Get a tailored LTL freight quote today and streamline your supply chain.

LTL Freight FAQ:

Choose LTL shipping when your shipment is too large or heavy for standard parcel carriers but doesn’t require a full truckload. LTL is cost-effective for smaller palletized shipments, while parcel shipping is suitable for smaller packages typically weighing less than 150 pounds.

  • UPS (United Parcel Service): UPS Ground and UPS Standard accept packages up to 150 pounds in weight and up to 165 inches in length and girth combined.
  • FedEx (Federal Express): FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery typically have a maximum weight limit of 150 pounds per package. FedEx Express services may have different weight limits.
  • USPS (United States Postal Service): USPS has various options for parcel shipments, with weight limits ranging from 70 pounds for Priority Mail to 70 pounds for Parcel Select Ground.
  • DHL: DHL Express shipments typically have weight limits depending on the service level chosen, but they often accommodate packages weighing up to 150 pounds.

The maximum weight limit for an LTL load varies by carrier but is typically around 5,000 to 10,000 pounds. However, some carriers can handle heavier loads, so it’s essential to check with your chosen LTL freight carrier for their specific weight limits.

LTL freight classes are standardized classifications used to categorize cargo based on its density, stowability, handling, and liability. There are 18 freight classes, ranging from Class 50 (low-density and low-value) to Class 500 (high-density and high-value).

LTL freight classes are determined using the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) system. Cargo characteristics, including density, value, ease of handling, and potential damage to other freight, are factors that influence the assignment of a specific freight class.

Accessorial charges in LTL shipping are additional fees beyond the base freight rate. These charges apply for services or circumstances outside the standard shipping process. Common accessorial charges include liftgate service (for loading/unloading), inside delivery, residential delivery, and appointment scheduling.