CPG shippers rely heavily on LTL transportation, which leads to several inefficiencies. CPG shippers rarely have the freight volume to utilize a full truckload, and often feel stuck using more expensive, slower LTL transportation. But, there are ways to make LTL shipping as efficient and cost-friendly as TL shipping.
LTL transportation is expensive and rates continue to climb. Other issues with LTL shipping include a greater risk of damage, slower transit time, inconsistent pricing models and a bigger carbon footprint.
LTL shipping is a necessary part of a CPG shipper’s transportation strategy, but CPG shippers don’t need to live with the downsides of LTL freight moves.
CPG shippers who apply these 3 tactics will see decreased costs and improved service in LTL freight moves. Plus, you’ll experience reduced inventory carrying costs, decreased occurrence of lost or damaged products, and a more efficient overall transportation strategy.
Typically, CPG shippers partner with a 3PL or multiple 3PLs to help manage the costs and complexities of LTL transportation. 3PLs have the leverage to find the best rates and the technology to efficiently control LTL freight. They also have access to a large network of LTL carriers and can provide you with the best, most reliable carriers for your freight.
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