4 best practices for winter ltl shipping
1. Keep open communication
With the increased demand of packages to be delivered during the holidays, it is suggested to plan your LTL shipments ahead of time and keep open communication regarding expectation and transit times between you and your carrier. This will help streamline the shipment process and ensure your delivery arrives within delivery window you need!
2. BOOK YOUR SHIPMENT THROUGH A TMS
By booking your shipment through a transportation management system (TMS), you will have the visibility of costs, transit times and pickup times that you need to accurately plan your LTL shipments. Roadrunner Freight offers a free TMS called RapidShip LTL that enables you to do all of the above and more! Sign up for your free TMS by clicking here.
3. USE CARRIER TOOLS
When booking a shipment, make sure that you are aware of all of the tools that your carrier provides to you, especially tracking information. Roadrunner Freight offers customers a suite of EDI & API tools that allow shippers to use their connectivity to receive shipment updates, retrieve quotes and more.
4. PLAN AHEAD
Know your shipment schedules ahead of time and when they absolutely must arrive by, so you can plan your pickups with adequate time for delivery. During the holiday season, capacity can be limited so make sure you plan ahead and use Spot Quotes to your advantage to account for unplanned freight!
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