Volume shipping quotes are used for LTL shipments that fall outside the normal less-than-truckload parameters, yet shipment is not large enough for a full truckload.
Volume LTL rate quotes require one of the following conditions to be met:
It is very important to put the quote number on the bill of lading (BOL) to ensure the correct charges come through at the time of billing otherwise expect challenges in the freight audit and pay process.
Volume shipment rates are spot market rates quoted at the time of shipment.
Volume quotes are not a replacement for standard LTL, but an additional option for shippers with what we like to call “tweener freight”.
Shippers’ needing additional accessorial requirements for their freight may be disqualified to utilize LTL volume quotes with some LTL providers, so be aware of this situation before booking. Examples of accessorials would be liftgate, inside delivery, etc.
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