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Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping

Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping

Save time and money shipping smaller loads with our less-than-truckload shipping solution. Our technology-based LTL service allows our customers to compare all regional and national LTL carriers at our volume discounted rates with the click of a button. No longer do shipping managers have to make phone calls for spot quotes to ensure competitive pricing.

R&R Express has over 40 years of experience building long-term relationships with clients from a variety of industries. Partner with us for all of your less-than-truckload shipping needs. 

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Benefits of Less Than Truckload Shipping

  • Cost-Effective: LTL shipping saves both time and money on smaller loads. Compare all LTL carriers at our volume discounted rates.
  • Automated: Automated pricing and dispatching makes LTL shipping easy for all parties.
  • Accessorials: We can provide accessorials such as lift gates, non-commercial and inside deliveries. 
  • Same-Day Pickups Available: We offer same day pickup for LTL shipments as long as a 4-5 hour window is given.
  • Simplified Rates: Our patented rating system takes the complexities out of LTL shipping and eliminates the risk of system generated rates being invalid.
  • Domestic & International: We ship small packages to both domestic and international destinations.

LTL Packaging Guide

Properly packaging your LTL freight helps streamline quoting and ensures that it arrives safely at its next destination.

Bags

Keep bags within the pallet perimeter and use the interlocking stack method. Add a solid bottom and cardboard around the outside.

Cartons

Use the column or interlocking stack method. Add shrink wrap for additional protection.

Crates

Use quality lumber, diagonal braces and appropriate side grain fasteners.

Drums

If palletized, band and protect. Support with a solid bottom.

Spools & Reels

Securely anchor to pallets that may be forklifted.

Pipes & Other Long Freight

Keep bags within the pallet perimeter and use the interlocking stack method. Add a solid bottom and cardboard around the outside.

Why Ship LTL with R&R?

Asset-Based

We have access to hundreds of trailers across our family of companies, and even more across our 80,000 carrier relationships.

Trackable & Secure

Security of your shipments is our top priority. Our online tracking system gives you basic or detailed tracking information based on the carrier.

Large Carrier Network

R&R Express has access to a large North American network of qualified carriers, plus our own talented driver pool focused on safety first as a core value.

Streamlined Payment

Get one bill for all shipping charges. We pay the carriers for you!

Single-Source Communication

​​In the event of a claim, we will act as the mediator with the carrier.

Who We Ship For

Less-than-truckload shipping is a popular option for companies shipping smaller loads of freight. Our LTL solution offers a level of speed and pricing that is unmatched. Find your industry below to learn more, or submit the form on this page to start the conversation about your freight needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can easily track shipments with the R&R Family of Companies on our website. Just input your customer code and load number to see your status.

While FTL (full truckload) takes up an entire truckload, LTL (less than truckload) freight shipping does not. With LTL shipping, you share space with other shippers and share transportation costs. With LTL, your portion of the freight charges is based on the amount of space your cargo uses.

Most LTL loads weigh less than 20,000 pounds and take up less than 20 linear feet of the trailer.

Some special add-ons for your LTL load would include things like lift gates on the truck or the ability to carry hazardous waste. Other special added services include how or when your LTL load is picked up or delivered. For instance, it could be picked up by special appointment at a hotel, school or airline. And you could also receive delivery confirmation once it has been delivered. 

LTL

Max length 312”, width 98”, height 100” per piece

Max weight 4,000 lbs. – per pallet for instant rates

Shared Truckload

Max width and height based on 53’ trailer 102”W x 110” H

Max weight limited to forklift capacity

Domestic Air

Max length, width, height 125” x 95” x 64”

Max weight 4,000 lbs. – per pallet for instant rates

Courier

Parcels weighing up to 150 lbs. maximum each

Maximum dimensions, length in inches + girth in inches not to exceed 165 in inches + girth = (width in inches x 2) + (height in inches x 2)

Over 150 lb. shipments should be priced as LTL or domestic air

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Shipment Details

OTHER MODES WE OFFER...


600 - R&R Global
600 - Taylor Transportation, Inc.
500 - LTR - Load To Ride Transportation
320 - RFX | RFE
300 - AGX
280 - R&R Express
255 - WLX | WLE
255 - GT
255 - American Group
240 - Paradigm

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