West Coast Carriers is aware you have options when choosing an LTL trucking company to haul your freight. Where we excel above the rest is in our experience to handle LTL trucking situations in a cost-effective manner. Our customer representatives know the various types of transport equipment and choosing the best vehicle is an integral part of obtaining the best freight rate for your dry products. If the incorrect trailer is being used, you could wind up paying a much higher cost.
LTL trucking is the smartest approach to delivering your dry goods in a timely and cost-efficient manner when Full Truckloads are not possible. Of course, Full Truckloads (FTL) give you full access to a truck dedicated to transporting only your freight, and typically, the rate is per mile. However, if your freight does not fill up an entire 48 ft. or 53 ft. trailer, we may recommend you look to LTL as an option. Our experienced representatives will need to know the number of pieces/pallets and the weight of your commodities to determine if LTL is the best solution.
We pride ourselves on customer service, and want our customers to save money whenever possible. Hence, knowing the right trailers to use, the most efficient routes, and constant communication are all very important factors for us. Take a look at the diagram above, as it will be our starting point as these are the two most common types of dry freight trailers.
What is LTL Trucking?
LTL shipments typically weigh between 100 and 10,000 lbs. Since it would be extremely expensive to continuously transport small amounts of freight, consolidating LTL freight for transport to is the more efficient option.
The main advantage to using West Coast Carriers for your LTL trucking is that we do not transfer your goods once they’re loaded. Your products will pick and deliver on the same trailer. We have a number of accessorial services available which are not typically offered by FTL carriers. West Coast Carriers offers the following additional services, Lift-gate services, sorting and segregating, de-vanning of containerized goods, palletizing and shrink wrapping, storage, distribution, re-delivery services, warehouse consultation & management.