When the need to transport smaller quantities of freight occurs – typically from one to six pallets – less-than-truckload shipping services have evolved into an attractive option for companies looking to cut costs and achieve efficiencies. With lean inventories, sharp increases in e-commerce activity, and tightening capacities, demand for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments have surged to all-time highs and expectations point towards continued growth.
As less-than-truckload services continue to gain prominence, cost benefits need to be weighed against time and risk considerations. Requiring multiple stops and transfers less than truckload shipments may result in longer transit times. There is also a high risk of damage to fragile cargo due to excess handling as shipments are transloaded between trailers at various terminals along the route.
Utilizing the services of an LTL trucking company allows clients – absent of a professional transportation fleet to support their business – to transport freight at a substantially lower price when compared to commissioning an entire trailer. Pooling multiple shipments from multiple customers into a single trailer allows LTL trucking companies the flexibility to reduce fees. Consider all variables when determining whether LTL freight transport is a viable shipping solution for your business.
LTL shipping companies are engaged when transporting cargo larger than that typically handled by the leading delivery services (FedEx and UPS). LTL loads are typically between 150lbs to just under 20,000lbs – or what would normally be considered a full truckload (FTL). As many shippers move their inventories from just-in-time to just-in-case – the result of lessons learned during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic – our flexible less-than-truckload services and dedicated warehouse allows us to consolidate smaller and more frequent loads to help reduce costs.
In operation for over a quarter century, MGA International Logistics has come to be known as one of North America’s premier LTL shipping companies. Our extensive network of domestic and cross-border carriers enables us to consolidate LTL volumes and secure competitive pricing for our small and midsize clients. MGA’s experienced team of logisticians will work to ensure we provide competitive pricing while delivering the customer service our clients have come to expect.
MGA is a reliable supply chain partner when seeking LTL capacity for a particular lane or shipment. Let us create an approach that meets your shipping goals.
Expedited Shipment available on Request
Single drivers can travel approximately 500 miles per day, depending on shipment details. Add 1 day extra for less-than-truckload shipments. Check with dispatch for actual times. Team Drivers available upon request.
Greg Grimes got it done. I had an unusual shipment that he took on seriously and professionally. Greg was very responsive and communicative, worked many different angles to get me a good price, and overcame several logistical challenges. I would definitely use MGA again.
We have made several trips to Toronto for the 2013 PGA Championship and over the course of those trips we have gotten to know the principles of this organization well. They are headquartered in Toronto and are great people. If you need to reach out to them, ask for Greg or Brad Grimes and let them know you heard of them through this note and they will take good care of you.
Can count on MGA for all my shipping requirements. Fantastic personnel and service.