August 24, 2007, Newsletter Issue #77: Freight or Parcel?

Tip of the Week

When you have something small to ship -- a birthday present, a book, a computer -- you probably use the US Postal Service or one of the standard commercial services.

If you want to ship something that is too large or heavy to meet standard parcel guidelines, you will most likely find it worth your while to ship it as commercial freight instead.

Some freight haulers specialize in LTL (less than truckload) shipping, combining your goods with others going to a nearby destination at the same time.

If you ship a full truckload (FTL) instead of a partial one, it is likely to cost less per pound, take less time, and your goods will stay in the same trailer until they reach their destination.

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