Affordable Shipping for All Freight Classes
At LNC Logistics, our team works to provide affordable shipping for all freight classes. Our goal is to help business owners reduce the cost of shipping so that they are able to save money and time. We provide the freedom to allow you to focus on what matters most, running your business.
In general, four main factors help determine the freight class to which each commodity belongs. These include –
Density of the Shipment: Though not all commodities’ freight class depends upon density, some are exclusively density-based. This factor is calculated by dividing the total cubic feet of the shipment by its total weight (in pounds). The density is determined in pounds per cubic foot. Typically, the higher the shipment’s density, the lower its freight class and shipping cost. Though this may seem counterproductive on the surface, the logic follows the fact that low-density shipments (despite heavy weight) take up less space. This allows carriers to accommodate a greater number of shipments into the same truck, ultimately reducing the cost for individual shipments.
Stowability of the Shipment: The next factor is the ease with which a shipment may be transported or stowed with related items. Some items have a uniform shape and can easily fit along with other items in the freight. Others have non-uniform dimensions or protrusions that make it challenging to arrange shipment around them. Moreover, shipments must have uniform surfaces for easy load-bearing and freight stacking. Similarly, some shipments contain hazardous substances that cannot be shipped along with non-hazardous items. The thumb rule here is that the greater the stowability of the shipment, the lower its freight class, and shipping cost.
Ease of Handling: Generally, every shipment must travel through various distribution units and checkpoints before reaching its destination. Robotic arms and other machines can load and unload shipments in most cases. However, some can be challenging to handle owing to strange dimensions, heavy weight, hazards, etc. Such shipments require special care, right from loading to unloading and delivery. Carriers generally categorize them under a high freight class, increasing the overall shipping cost.
Liability of the Shipment: Shipment liability refers to the likelihood or probability of a shipment being damaged or stolen. Even shipments that pose a potential threat to other packages in their proximity are considered to be liable. Such shipments are also difficult to transport and need special care. Perishable items and inflammable or combustible shipments are highly liable and categorized as a high freight class. Shipping them will naturally increase the overall charges.
Working With Freight Brokers
Our company understands how vital it is for many companies to staying on track with their schedule and budget. This is why we work hard to get your freight where you need it- when you need it, with zero compromise.
Let our freight specialists help meet your unique shipping needs, with a truck carrier who you can trust to get your freight transported safely and without error. Whether you are looking to make a change to your current shipping, or are just starting out with your shipping needs, contact the logistics professionals at LNC today. We provide accurate, current, and affordable freight shipping quotes to companies and private shippers.
We work within a growing network of carriers that operates across North America, to bring our clients the most affordable and reliable shipping solutions for their freight transportation needs. If you are looking to reduce your freight costs to start saving money, contact the team of freight logistics experts at LNC Logistics to learn more about how we can reduce the cost of your shipping.
Flexible Freight Shipping in North America
If you are looking for more affordable, simple, freight forwarding services you can count on? Our team of freight shipping experts can help get you the shipping solutions you are looking for today. There is no reason to continue working with a shipping company you are not fully satisfied with. With the expertise and knowledge to leverage the freight shipping market, LNC Logistics has what it takes to bring competitive pricing and capacity for flatbed, dry van, and LTL freight shipping.