LTL Freight Services
We specialize in LTL freight services, providing you a flexible and cost-effective solution for your less-than-truckload needs. Whether you are shipping small or medium-sized freight, our LTL services are designed to deliver your goods safely and on time, without the need for a full truckload.

Firehouse Freight’s LTL services are not just about moving freight. They are about providing a logistics solution that adds value to your business. Simplify your logistics with our consolidated billing options, making it easier to manage your finances and reduce administrative overhead. We work around your business needs, offering flexible pick-up and delivery schedules that ensure your operations run smoothly. From expedited service options to special handling requirements, we offer additional services to meet the specific needs of your cargo.


Why Choose Firehouse Freight
for LTL Freight Shipping?

At Firehouse Freight, we specialize in LTL freight services, providing you a flexible and cost-effective solution for your less-than-truckload needs. Whether you are shipping small or medium-sized freight, our LTL services are designed to deliver your goods safely and on time, without the need for a full truckload.

LTL shipping allows you to only pay for the trailer space your cargo occupies, while sharing the rest of the space with other shipments. This makes LTL a cost-effective option for businesses looking to reduce shipping costs while maintaining high service quality. Our LTL services offer the flexibility to ship smaller amounts more frequently. This is ideal for businesses that do not have enough goods to fill a full truckload but need consistent shipping solutions that can scale with their needs. Our team of logistics experts is always available to assist you with any queries and to provide tailored advice to optimize your shipping processes. We help navigate the complexities of LTL freight so you can focus on growing your business.

LTL Freight
Just Some of the Services We Offer

    1. Standard LTL Shipping: This is the most basic form of LTL freight services, where shipments that do not require the full space of a truck are combined with other partial loads to fill a single truck. It is cost-effective and suitable for businesses that do not have time-sensitive deliveries.

    2. Expedited LTL Shipping: For shipments that are time-sensitive but do not fill an entire truck, expedited LTL shipping is ideal. It prioritizes your freight to ensure faster delivery times than standard LTL services, making it suitable for urgent shipments.

    3. Guaranteed LTL Shipping: This service provides a guaranteed delivery date for LTL shipments. It’s a premium service where the carrier commits to delivering the freight by a specified date, which is crucial for businesses that rely on timely deliveries for their operations.

    4. Volume LTL Shipping: This service is used for larger shipments that do not fill an entire truck but exceed the typical weight or space limits of standard LTL shipments. It offers a middle ground between full truckload (FTL) and standard LTL, providing more flexibility in pricing and space usage.

    5. Refrigerated LTL Shipping: Specialized for goods that need to be transported at controlled temperatures, refrigerated LTL shipping uses temperature-controlled vehicles. It is essential for perishable goods such as food, pharmaceuticals, and other temperature-sensitive products.

    6. High-Value LTL Shipping: Designed for transporting high-value or high-risk items, this LTL service includes enhanced security measures to protect against theft or damage. It often involves additional insurance, secure vehicles, and careful handling protocols to ensure the safety of the freight.

What is LTL freight?

LTL freight refers to Less Than Truckload shipping, where your shipment does not fill an entire truck. This service allows multiple shippers to share space on the same truck, making it a cost-effective option for shipping smaller quantities of goods that exceed parcel shipping limits but aren't enough to fill a full truckload.

How is the cost of LTL freight determined?

The cost of LTL freight is typically determined by several factors including the weight and dimensions of the shipment, the distance it needs to travel, the type of goods being shipped (if they require special handling), and the overall freight classification. Additional services like lift gate use, inside delivery, or expedited shipping will also affect the cost.

What is freight classification in LTL shipping?

Freight classification is a standardized system used to determine the rates for transporting LTL shipments. It categorizes freight based on several factors including ease of handling, density, stowability, and liability (risk of theft, damage, or perishability). There are 18 different freight classes, ranging from class 50 to class 500, with higher classes typically representing more costly shipments due to higher risk or lower density.

Can I track my LTL shipment?

Yes, most LTL carriers offer tracking capabilities through their websites or customer service centers. When your goods are shipped, you'll receive a tracking number that you can use to check the status of your shipment in real time, providing transparency and peace of mind throughout the shipping process.

What should I do to prepare my shipment for LTL shipping?

To prepare your shipment for LTL shipping, ensure all items are properly packaged and secured on pallets if possible. Label each item clearly with handling instructions and the delivery address. It's also important to accurately measure and weigh your shipment to avoid adjustments and additional charges from the carrier. Providing detailed and accurate information helps ensure a smooth shipping process.

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Ready to reduce costs and improve efficiency in your shipping operations? Contact Firehouse Freight today to get a customized quote for our LTL freight services. Let us handle the logistics while you grow your business.