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Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping: Best Practices

Gain a better understanding of truckload shipping and managing freight to create successful supply chain management. The transport of goods is one of the largest costs in an organization's many supply chains; it is also a critical component of a seamless supply chain. Disruptions in supply chains due to poor transportation management impact customer service levels, internal material flows, downtime, and additional handling. It also adds onto already significant costs. Managing freight well, therefore, is absolutely necessary for successful supply chain management. Many shippers do not have the volumes to ship full truckloads of materials into and out of their organizations. There is an added cost to ship less than truckload quantities, so it is critical for shippers to manage these shipments efficiently. This information provides a basic knowledge on less than truckload shipping and explores the how-to in doing it well.


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Phase 1: Understanding Less Than Truckload Shipping and Cargo

  • Less Than Truckload Freight
  • Economic Impact of LTL
  • Impact of Ecommerce on LTL Shipping
  • Benefits of LTL Shipping
  • The LTL Process
  • Types of LTL Carriers
    • Characteristics of LTL Carriers
    • Temperature Controlled
  • LTL Rates
    • Fuel Surcharges
    • North American Freight Carrier Classifications
    • Calculating LTL Shipping Rates
    • Distance
    • Weight
    • Pickup and Delivery
    • Shipment Specifications
    • Special Requirements
  • Evolution of LTL Freight
    • Motor Carrier Act of 1935

Phase 2: Best Practices in Shipping LTL

  • Using Multiple Carriers
  • Understand Carrier Tariffs
  • Keep Weight and Dimensions in Mind
  • Preparing Your Shipment
  • Using the Proper Packaging and Labeling
  • Using a Freight Class Calculator
  • Managing Documentation
  • Tracking Your Shipment
  • Loading Your Shipment
  • Picking the Right Carrier
  • Preventing Detention Charges
  • Using Transportation Management Software
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Marilyn Gettinger

Marilyn Gettinger

New Directions Consulting Group

  • Owner of New Directions Consulting Group
  • Developer and presenter of programs that educate participants on how to improve supply and logistics processes
  • Has been teaching logistics including exporting and importing for Union and Middlesex County Colleges as well as for the County College of Morris for several years
  • Her global and supply chain courses have also been brought in house in organizations and has presented for several of the big freight forwarding companies located in the New Jersey area
  • Her supply chain management programs include a focus on global sourcing and logistics along with the successful management of the importing and exporting processes
  • Has spoken on capturing total landed costs in a global environment at conferences held by the Association of Supply Chain Management (APICS)
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on supply chain management including logistics, supply management logistics, inventory management, importing and exporting
  • Author of Supply Chain Management and Total Cost of Ownership
  • Member of APICS and Director of Education of the Institute for Supply Management-New Jersey Affiliate
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 908-709-0656
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Published 2019
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