April 7, 2017 Domestic Shipping

How to Maximize Your LTL Efficiency

Maximizing LTL Efficiency

Maximizing LTL efficiency can save your company time and money.

Maximizing LTL efficiency should be a key concern for all businesses that make LTL shipments. Ensuring that your processes are efficient will save your company significant money in freight costs and reduce lag times. How can you maximize your LTL efficiency? Here are some tips from the experts at AFP Global Logistics.

The Key is Flexibility

In all aspects of LTL shipping logistics, being flexible will allow your company to make the most of its opportunities and save some money and time. For example, being flexible with the time needed for a carrier to pick up or deliver the freight can help you find the best price for your shipment. In the same spirit, be flexible with your product and try to consolidate it on fewer pallets (without sacrificing the integrity of the overall unit). If you know you have multiple orders going to the same location, try to ship them at the same time to save on your freight costs. Flexibility is an important component that can lead to LTL efficiency.

Gather Accurate Knowledge About Your Shipments

The best way to get an accurate quote for your freight costs is to give the provider accurate information about the weight of your shipment and how many pallets it will move on. Doing this work ahead of time will help you stay one step ahead of your competitors and save you some time.

Use an Experienced Third Party Provider

If you’re moving more than four pallets or LTL shipments that weigh more than 5,000 pounds and ship out of multiple locations, a third party provider like AFP Global Logistics can help you save a lot of time and money. They can use their connections to find independent trucking companies with leftover space on their trucks heading for a particular destination. Since these trailers are headed to your freight’s destination, these companies will offer significant savings on this available space to the third party provider, which is then passed on to you!

AFP Global Logistics

For any and all of your freight shipping needs in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and beyond, look no further than AFP Global Logistics. We provide a full range of shipping and logistics services, and our 25 years in the business have given us the tools we need to create customized logistics solutions that are tailored to the needs of each client we serve. We have what it takes to provide superior shipping and logistics solutions in Washington DC, Maryland, and the greater Metro region that your business needs to thrive. For more information or to start designing your own logistic solutions today, get in touch with AFP Global Logistics at 410.590.1234 (toll-free 800.274.1237), email us at info@afplus.com, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here!

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