Limited Access Locations include but are not limited to the following:
- Construction sites
- Mines, Quarries, Natural Gas or Oil
- Fields (the site of any pit, excavation shaft, shaft or deposit at which coal, ore or minerals is, has been or will be extracted. Such site or
- Your LTL shipment is picked up by the carrier in a city truck, provided it is properly prepared for shipping.
- It is then taken to the origin terminal where it is checked through dimensional scanners for size, weight, density and class.
- The shipment is then loaded onto a Linehaul trailer. A Linehaul trailer is a full semi-trailer.
- There, your shipment sits in that trailer with other shipments waiting for that Linehaul trailer to fill.
- Once that Linehaul trailer is full, it hits the road.
- Depending on the destination, there could be several terminal stops along the way, where shipments, along with yours are unloaded and new shipments are loaded at each terminal stop. This is where delays may occur. If the Linehaul trailer does not fill, then that trailer will sit an extra day until it is full and ready to make the next terminal.
- Ultimately, the Linehaul truck arrives at the destination terminal where your shipment is unloaded and then loaded on city trucks once again to be delivered to your destination.
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While routes tend to be more casual, the main advantage to using an LTL carrier is that a shipment may be transported for a fraction of the cost of hiring an entire truck and trailer for an exclusive shipment. Also, a number of accessory services are available from LTL carriers, which are not typically offered by FTL carriers. These optional services include liftgate service at pickup or delivery, residential (also known as “non-commercial”) service at pickup or delivery, inside delivery, notification prior to delivery, freeze protection, and others.