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LTL Freight Shipping

Get an LTL Freight 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 and transparent quotes from one of the largest carrier networks.

Seamless LTL 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 Shipper Platform provides shippers with a simple, efficient, and transparent one-stop-shop to move goods that require less than a truckload.

Keep loads of any size moving efficiently

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 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 to promote efficiency. 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 offers shippers a simple and flexible way to move LTL loads, reduce freight costs, and easily manage operations directly from our Shipper Platform. Shippers can book with confidence knowing their goods will be handled high-quality carrier partners, including industry leaders servicing 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. There’s 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 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.

You’ll get an estimate of your freight class when booking directly on the platform.

LTL insurance

Redkik now offers seamless Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) insurance* on the Uber Freight Shipper Platform. By leveraging Redkik’s InsurTech solution, you can easily add insurance at the point of booking shipments, without leaving the platform. You may purchase LTL insurance for goods valued up to $100,000.

*Any insurance coverage for LTL shipments is provided by a third party partner. Uber Freight is not an insurance producer.

Luna Furniture, a Houston-based furniture retailer, also uses Uber Freight’s LTL capabilities and has seen immediate benefits.

"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.”
Aaron Demir, General Manager at Luna Furniture

FAQs

What is LTL Freight?

Less than truckload freight (LTL), 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.

Benefits of LTL Shipping

1. Cost-effectiveness: LTL shipping is an economical option for those who don’t have enough cargo to fill an entire truck. As the transportation cost is shared among different shippers, smaller businesses can afford to ship their goods without worrying about filling an entire truckload.
2. 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.
3. Additional services: LTL carriers often provide value-added services like liftgate service at pickup and delivery, residential service, inside pickup and delivery, and notification options. These services, while available with FTL, often come at a premium cost.
4. Environmentally friendly: By consolidating shipments from multiple customers into one truck, LTL shipping can reduce the number of trucks on the road and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

What is the difference between LTL and FTL?

Unlike FTL shipments which can require an entire truck and weigh up to 20,000 lbs., LTL will not fill an entire truck, leaving space for other small shipments.

When to Use LTL vs FTL Shipping

The decision between LTL and full truckload (FTL) shipping depends on the specific needs of the shipper. FTL shipping is typically faster and less likely to result in damaged goods, as the shipment remains in the same truck throughout the entire journey. However, it is also more expensive, particularly for shippers who do not have enough goods to fill an entire truck.

On the other hand, LTL is more cost-effective for smaller shipments, though it may take longer and carry a slightly higher risk of damage due to the frequent handling of goods.

How does Uber Freight provide competitive pricing compared to other LTL providers?

Uber Freight quotes LTL rates with full transparency to help minimize input errors. We provide accurate quotes from the start, unlike some providers that show fees after the shipment is sent. That means no hidden fees.

How does Uber Freight LTL freight tracking work?

Uber Freight’s LTL solution equips shippers of all sizes with visibility into shipment status through an accessible tracking dashboard, an easy-to-use payments portal, and a streamlined tendering experience, all under one unified platform. Many businesses struggle with gaining consistent live updates with their LTL shipments—Uber Freight’s dedicated support team takes the guesswork out by contacting terminals directly and relaying accurate shipment details.

Distribution & fulfillment
Not enough goods for FTL
Last mile/Residential
Holiday & seasonal
Remote area shipments

Comprehensive and
end-to-end LTL coverage

With Uber Freight, shippers of all sizes can collaborate and move goods efficiently, optimize shipments, reduce transportation costs, and minimize wasted miles.