Uber Freight’s LTL solution offers shippers a simple and flexible way to move loads, reduce freight costs, and create, view, and pay for shipments all from one single platform. Shippers can also receive instant quotes from our deep network of third-party carriers with transparent pricing.
As the LTL industry becomes more complex and fragmented, it’s crucial for shippers to adopt a modern and digital-first shipping platform. Uber Freight’s less-than-truckload (LTL) solution on the shipper platform provides shippers with a simple, efficient, and transparent one-stop experience to move goods that require less than a truckload.
A simple and flexible way to move an LTL load. Minimize input errors and easily create, view, track, and pay for your LTL shipments.
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LTL freight shipments combine partial loads to create full multi-stop truckloads, which is very efficient. Shipping costs are based on space used, the class of items being shipped, and pickup and destination locations. LTL freight can be shipped standard, expedited, or guaranteed. LTL freight can also be shipped with special services added. Some of these services include lift gate pickup/delivery, inside pickup/delivery, residential pickup/delivery, and reweighing/reclassification. These services require additional fees called accessorial fees.
Uber Freight’s LTL solution offers shippers a simple and flexible way to move loads, reduce freight costs, and easily manage operations from our Shipper Platform. Shippers can book with confidence knowing their goods will be handled by one of our 150+ carrier partners, including industry leaders on the Fortune 500.
Uber Freight quotes LTL rates with full transparency to help minimize input errors and additional fees. Get up-front LTL rates from a wide range of carriers instantly 24/7. No need to call or email.
Simply input your shipment characteristics, then select your preferred provider, add-on insurance if desired, and click “Book”. The booking process takes just a few minutes.
LTL rates are typically calculated based on several factors such as: weight, distance, freight class, base rate, accessorial charges (e.g. lift gate), fuel surcharges, and minimum charges. Freight class is based on the shipment’s density, stowability, handling, and liability, also known as NMFC. Uber Freight’s density calculator can help you calculate freight density and estimate the NMFC freight class.
Luna Furniture, a Houston-based furniture retailer, also uses Uber Freight’s LTL capabilities and has seen immediate benefits.
“At Luna Furniture, we work with some of the nation’s largest furniture manufacturers to distribute products through our retail stores and online,” says Aaron Demir, General Manager, Luna Furniture. “Over the years, we’ve ingrained innovative approaches to distributing furniture nationwide. Along the way, we’ve turned to Uber Freight’s LTL capabilities to support our demands. Of all the companies we’ve worked with, Uber Freight stands out among the rest. They’ve provided user-friendly, seamless technology and features that are essential to keeping our business growing.”
Uber Freight and Redkik announced a new collaboration to offer Redkik’s seamless Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) insurance on the Uber Freight Shipper Platform. By leveraging Redkik’s InsurTech solution, the native integration allows shippers to easily add insurance at the point of booking shipments, without leaving the platform. Shippers can tap into one of the largest and most reliable carrier networks for quoting, booking, and tracking shipments from pickup to drop-off—saving time and money on every load and every lane. Learn more about how LTL insurance works here.
With Uber Freight, shippers of all sizes can collaborate and move goods efficiently, optimize shipments, reduce transportation costs, and minimize wasted miles. Download Uber Freight’s LTL guide here and join us today to get an instant quote.
LTL shipping, or less than truckload shipping, is a type of freight shipping where the cargo does not use up the entire space of a truck. Instead, the truck carries shipments from multiple customers, with each customer’s goods often weighing between 150 and 15,000 pounds. Each shipper’s cargo may take up a few pallets, crates, or large parcels, and they only pay for the portion of the truck space that their freight occupies. The rest of the truck is filled with other customers’ freight. This is different from FTL (Full Truckload) shipping, where one shipper rents the entire truck for their cargo.
LTL offers several advantages, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses. Here are some of the key benefits:
Here are some examples when LTL freight shipping may be the ideal shipping solution:
If you are shipping 10 or more pallets, need faster or timely delivery times, or are transporting high-risk or extremely delicate items, FTL or another method of shipping might be more appropriate.