LTL freight shipping – Get an instant quote

LTL freight shipping – get an instant quote

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.

Seamless LTL freight booking with Uber Freight

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.

Simplify LTL shipping

A simple and flexible way to move an LTL load.  Minimize input errors and easily create, view, track, and pay for your LTL shipments.

  • With instant quotes, compare carrier pricing and tender a load within minutes
  • Book shipments up to 30 days in advance

Maximize LTL capacity

Source from the country’s top 150+ LTL carriers offering transparent pricing

  • Reliable and trusted network of 150+ carriers
  • Find carriers that meet your needs: volume size, urgency, delivery date, accessorial, cost, truck type, and more

Streamline LTL operations

Familiar and one-stop-shop experience with the Uber Freight shipper platform.  Same login, payment terms, and tendering experience.

  • Compare quotes across FTL and LTL within a single platform
  • Manage LTL billing, terms, payments, and invoicing from one platform
  • Access a team of experts available to help 24/7

How LTL shipping works

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.   

Get instant LTL freight quotes

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.

How to quote and book LTL freight

How are LTL shipping rates calculated

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.”

LTL Insurance

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.


Frequently asked questions

What is LTL shipping

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.

Benefits of LTL shipping

LTL offers several advantages, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Cost effective: LTL shipping allows for the cost of transportation to be shared among several shippers, you only pay for the space that your freight occupies. This is ideal for small businesses that might not have enough goods to fill up a truck but still have to make a delivery to a customer. It can also help shippers of all sizes reduce inventory costs, by shipping more frequently in smaller quantities.
  • Flexibility: LTL freight offers flexibility that is often lacking in other types of shipping. You can send smaller quantities of goods more frequently, which can help manage inventory more effectively.
  • Value added services: LTL carriers often offer more service options than FTL carriers, such as liftgate service, inside pickup and delivery, and notification options.
  • Eco-friendly: By consolidating shipments from multiple customers into one truck, LTL shipping reduces the number of trucks needed to transport goods and therefore can lower carbon emissions.

When to use LTL shipping

Here are some examples when LTL freight shipping may be the ideal shipping solution:

  • Small to medium sized businesses: Small businesses that do not have large amounts of inventory to move can benefit from LTL shipping since it allows them to split the cost of a full truckload with other shippers.
  • Cost effective shipping: Rather than paying for an entire truck that they don’t need, shippers only pay for the space their cargo takes up.
  • Multiple destinations: If numerous shipments go to different destinations, LTL shipping can efficiently consolidate your freight and save on transportation costs.
  • Limited storage space: If your facility has limited storage space, LTL shipping can be an ideal solution since it allows you to ship smaller quantities of products without additional storage space.
  • Specialized freight: LTL carriers are equipped with specialized equipment, such as liftgates, pallet jacks, and forklifts, making them a good option for shipping freight that requires special handling.

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.

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