Finding affordable freight rates is one of the most important decisions a shipper has to make. With the myriad of LTL carriers out there today, both regional and national, finding the best possible quote for your shipping needs can be quite a challenge.
With FreightorGator, you can find the best quotes for LTL shipping nationwide. It’s a simple and innovative way to quote and book reliable and economical LTL freight. If you’re interested in LTL shipping with FreightorGator, get a free quote today! Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about choosing LTL carriers.
Instant Quotes With FreightorGator
With FreightorGator, finding competitive quotes for your LTL shipping has never been easier. In the past, shippers would have to coordinate directly with different freight carriers to find the most economical quotes. But with FreightorGator’s freight exchange, shippers can find discounted rates for any kind of LTL shipment. Tired of shady third-party (3PL) logistics? FreightorGator offers you leading quotes with a painless $25 booking fee when you order.
How to Use the Instant Quote Tool
To get an accurate quote from FreightorGator, you’ll need to input the details of your desired LTL shipment. The instant quote tool will ask for location information, information regarding the freight itself, and a number of questions to help determine its ease of shipment for carriers. Below are specific instructions for requesting an instant quote:
Location Information: First, you’ll need to input your pickup and delivery locations, as well as the pickup date for your LTL shipment. This helps FreightorGator choose between a variety of trusted regional and national LTL carriers, and winnows out the carriers that don’t operate in those selected regions.
Freight Information: The next step is to enter your freight information. To get an accurate quote, there are some details about your freight that need to be included:
- Units of pallets, crates, or other shipping methods you wish to utilize.
- The dimensions of your shipment (length, width, and height).
- The total weight of your shipment.
You’ll also need to provide your Freight Class. Established by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA), Freight Class helps standardize freight pricing. There are eighteen of these classes numbered from 50 to 500, which are determined by freight density, stow-ability, and handling. Density, however, is the main factor in determining your shipment’s Freight Class. For those unaware of their Freight Class, FreightorGator can help you determine an accurate class for your shipment. FreightorGator’s proprietary quote tool guides you through the process if this is your first LTL small business shipment.
In addition to Freight Class, there are some cargo-related questions that can affect your shipping quote. For example, stackable and turnable cargo can help keep your quote down, but hazardous shipments can raise the pricing.
Then there are a several additional services beyond standard shipment that might rule out certain carriers and increase your quotes. But these services can also be convenient, or necessary, for shippers. These services include:
- Inside Pickup and Delivery: The driver will need to enter the facility to pick up or deliver the freight.
- Liftgate at Pickup: Without a dock or forklift, the driver will need a liftgate to load the shipment.
- Limited Access Pickup or Delivery: Difficult access can include facilities like military bases, places of worship, or remote rural locations.
- Appointment Delivery: The carrier needs to schedule an appointment to deliver the shipment.
Get Your Free Quote Today!
When you find your LTL shipping carrier with FreightorGator, you’ll benefit from heavily discounted quotes, with trusted and reliable carriers nationwide. Get an instant quote now! Or, learn more about how FreightorGator works with LTL carriers.