LTL SHIPPING SERVICES
(Less Than Truckload)
Different from other LTL companies, we offer a wide variety of options for LTL shipping. Whether it is multiple LTL shipments needing to be shipped every day, or you only have a few pallets or crates on occasion, B4 Logistics has got you covered.
We offer Flatbed LTL service, Dry Van LTL service, and Step Deck LTL service for your taller freight needs. B4 also specializes in Open Deck LTL service, which is not crated or palletized, whether it is machinery, equipment or other industrial freight. For our Open Deck LTL shipments, we offer tarp and spacing between your freight and the existing freight on the trailer, so you can be sure your freight is not damaged by any other freight.
Another advantage to the B4 Logistics LTL shipping services is that our agents give updates on what city and state your freight is in on a daily basis. This helps determine an accurate ETA, making it easier for you to consistently update your customers and make arrangements for off load. Plus, all B4 trailers come equipped with air ride, chains, straps, tarp and boards.
B4 LOGISTICS SPECIALIZES IN LTL SHIPPING
WE SHIP TO THE LOWER 48 STATES, CANADA & MEXICO
SAME DAY PICKUPS
At B4, we are experts at same day pickups. If you need a quote that very day, as well as a truck, we can help you. We know that same day pickups can be very stressful for shippers and we pride ourselves in doing what we can to reduce that stress. We’ll help you find the right kind of truck for your freight. Some companies tell you what you want to hear, but at B4, we tell you exactly what we can and what we cannot do in order to make the process as smooth as possible.
2 FREE HOURS OF LOADING!
With over 30 years in the business, we understand the importance of affordable shipping rates. At B4, the price you pay is determined simply by the size of your freight and the type of service you need. We’ll always give you a competitive quote with delivery ETA. B4 does not handle any loading or unloading of LTL freight, the quote you receive is for the transportation cost only and we do not handle any rigging of material. However, we do offer 2 hours free for loading and unloading.
WE ADVISE FOR YOUR BEST INTERESTS
Parcel shipments are usually 150 lbs to 4000 lbs, of six pallets or less. If the shipment is over six pallets or 4000 lbs, you can either request a volume quote from B4 Logistics LTL shipping services or ship as a partial shipment on a private carrier. Volume quotes are mainly for palletized freight that is easy to load and unload off of the trailer. If you have just a pallet or two of boxed merchandise, or other non- time sensitive freight, we would recommend you use a common carrier.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN LTL SHIPMENT?
An LTL shipment can be anything from a 4’ brew tank to a 30’ piece of machinery. Anything over 30’ or 30,000lbs is considered a full truckload and will be quoted based on that. Here are a some of the questions we will ask to determine what is best for your LTL service needs.
Do you have enough freight to fill an entire Trailer?
Is your freight time sensitive, or does it require a certain delivery time?
Can your freight be with other products?
If your freight is hazardous you cannot ship LTL because most LTL carriers will not haul it.
Is your freight easy to damage?
If it is, you might want to use a private carrier.
Are you just trying to get the lowest price?
If your freight is not time sensitive and not easily damaged, a common carrier might be the best way to go.
Do you ship household items like furniture?
If you are trying to ship household items, such as furniture or easy-to-break items, you should call a moving company, or a company that provides blanket wrap service to deliver your freight. LTL carriers and most private carriers will not haul household items.