Freight Delivery and Freight Shipping Services

Posted On 17th November 2014

Freight delivery and freight shipping services go far beyond ordinary courier and shipping services. Most ordinary shipping services only accept packages for delivery that weigh up to 150 lbs.

For a freight delivery of over 150 lbs the most affordable shipping method is to ship items through LTL (Less Than Truckload). Less than truckload freight typically weighs between 150 lbs. and 20,000 lbs., and can measure up to 21 feet in length.

Individuals and businesses of all sizes choose a freight shipping company with experience managing freight and other large cargo. Whether you are transporting living room furniture, technology equipment, heavy machinery, or a motorcycle, LTL shipment can be a fast and affordable option and we’re able to offer great freight rates for shipments of all sizes.

In 2012, the U.S. transportation system moved a daily average of about 54 million tons of freight valued at nearly $48 billion. The increase in freight shipping mirrors the growth of the U.S. population and the growth of the U.S. economy. The population of the United States grew by 25 percent between 1990 and 2011, hitting a high of over 311 million in 2011.

Although household income was largely flat between 1990 and 2011, the American economy, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 68 percent. As the population and economy continue to grow, freight shipping companies will continue to be in demand.

At FreightRun, we connect you with freight quotes from the top carriers in America. Many couriers and shipping companies are not reliable enough to ship valuable large items. We have carefully selected the best freight carriers in the United States with a record for speed and service.

If you plan on shipping large or oversized items (e.g. - oversized equipment) on a regular basis there may be additional discounts available.

Most LTL freight quotes are based on a combination of bedspace and weight and also take into account whether the items shipped are oversized in any way. When calculating freight shipping rates on large items moving across the country the quote is usually based on a percentage of the total charge rated in miles times the bedspace used.

We offer LTL quotes from over 75 top national, regional and local LTL freight companies that are networked nationwide, providing experienced door-to-door service and expert handling for your most important deliveries.