Being Cheap Can Be Very Expensive in a Tight Shipping Market

Let me ask you a question… …if you needed to buy a pair of shoes, would you rather spend $20 or $100 for the same pair of shoes? (This does, I promise, concern today’s tight shipping market!) Like most of us, you’re probably thinking $20 of course. None of us – myself included – likes … Read more

3PL Companies – Truckload Services Made Simple

For a 3PL, booking a truckload delivery is checklist simple.  The resources and expertise of a 3PL create big benefits for both SMBs and larger enterprises. They know how to plan, coordinate, and schedule the shipment, so it gets out the door and delivered on-time and on-budget. But a 3PLs services don’t end there. Beyond … Read more

When to Choose Partial Truckload

Not every truckload shipment should ship truckload.  Sometimes partial truckload makes more sense. That may sound like heresy coming from a truckload provider.  I don’t see it that way.  I see it as good customer service. Partial truckload also goes by the terms “load-to-ride” or “volume LTL”.  It gives you the best of both truckload … 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