Questions to Ask To Get the Best Trucking Rates

Getting great trucking rates should be simple.  Most truckload carriers and LTL freight companies have established rates and adjustments based on preset standards.  With a few simple questions, you can find out what they are.  Then you’ll position yourself to take advantage of them. The best trucking rates don’t come from asking a carrier about … Read more

How To Avoid Truckload GRIs

Every year it seems the truckload industry introduces another round of general rate increases (GRIs).  2016 was no different. While GRIs may seem inevitable, they’re not.  Our customers didn’t see their rates rise this year.  That’s the advantage of working with a 3PL.  Our business model doesn’t require GRIs. Here’s why: Leverage Our database contains … Read more

What is truckload shipping?

Truckload Freight Loading

TRUCKLOAD (FULL TRUCKLOAD) Truckload shipping is the movement of miscellaneous cargo, specifically shipping the amount of goods necessary to completely fulfill a semi-trailer or intermodal container. Longshot Logistics will generally contract an entire trailer (or multiple trailers) at a discounted shipping rate. This is not to be confused with less-than-truckload shipping, or LTL. That type … Read more