Cheap Freight Rates in Texas
Cheap Freight Rates in Texas
Thanks to AuptiX, shipping freight in Texas has never been easier. AuptiX is dedicated to changing the LTL shipping experience to better cater to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses in the modern world.
With cutting edge technologies, professional partnerships, and unique strategies, we can ensure efficient and affordable shipping for your business. Take a look below to learn more about less than truckload freight shipping and how AuptiX can help with shipping from Texas to California, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and more!
Smaller business often do not have enough goods to take up the full capacity of a freight trailer. While this may force some businesses to send out partly empty trailers, many have turned to less than truckload freight shipping. Instead of paying to send a half-empty truck, less than truckload shipping allows businesses to ship smaller portions of goods. LTL carriers in Texas and other states work by pooling together shipments from multiple shippers into one trailer. This allows the carrier to maintain efficiency by sending full carriers.
Less than truckload freight shipping is designed for small- to medium-sized businesses. LTL is ideal when you have a shipment that is too heavy to send via parcel but too small for full truckload shipping. Shipments sent through LTL generally weigh between 150 and 15,000 pounds.
Furthermore, while full truckload shipping uses a more direct route, less than truckload shipping has more stops because it operates via a hub and spoke model. The spokes refer to local terminals, while the hub is the central distribution center. Trucks pick up and load freight at the local terminals and take it to the distribution centers, where the freight is either delivered or transferred to another truck where it continues its journey.
Why Choose LTL Freight Shipping?
LTL freight shipping is mutually beneficial for shippers and carriers. Shippers who do not have large freight can choose to send their goods alone in a trailer. However, that forces you to pay for the entire trailer and reduces the carrier’s overall efficiency. By pooling goods from multiple shippers, LTL carriers can deploy full trailers while splitting costs among all the shippers, meaning you only pay for your portion of goods. This ultimately makes it a more cost-effective solution for you and your carrier.
LTL carriers also tend to offer a wider range of shipping services, including:
- Liftgates for heavier items and when the receiving location does not have a dock
- Inside pickup and delivery if the carrier must enter a building to pick up or unload freight
- Expedited shipping
- Tracking and notifications
AuptiX is dedicated to changing the LTL freight industry for a modern world. We partner with thousands of Texas freight carriers and businesses and pass on our savings to shippers, ensuring that you always get the most affordable shipping rates without sacrificing high quality service. If you have questions about shipping freight in Texas or would like a free quote, please contact us today.
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