America’s preferred way to ship Flatbed LTL.

Shippers save money. Carriers maximize revenue. Our planet benefits. Everyone wins!

How Does Everybody Win With FlatbedLTL?

Did you know the most common commodity hauled by trucks in America is air? That’s right, upwards of 30% of the space in trailers moving on our highways today is air. Empty space. How does this happen? First, it is not uncommon for trailers to simply move partially empty without being fully loaded. The shipper may not fill up the entire trailer, and the carrier may not have another load to fill the trailer. Second, carriers at times will move trailers completely empty with no cargo in order to pick up a load. This is called “Deadheading.”

FlatbedLTL is an excellent option for small and medium businesses (SMB’s) who don’t have the buying power or staffing levels of a larger shipper to find the right truck and price for their shipment. The team here at FlatbedLTL can do that work for you.  The LTL industry in particular is facing major capacity challenges. Many LTL carriers are rejecting shipments of 6 or more pallet or shipments of long or difficult-to-handle cargo as it clogs up their freight network. If LTL carriers are willing to handle such shipments, you the shipper run the risk of being hit with large fees such as a Density Minimum Charge or Linear Foot Charge. FlatbedLTL can help you with those situations as well.

Moving empty space on trailers really amounts to waste. For starters, it wastes a lot of money, a lot of fuel, and a lot of time. It is a wasted opportunity to move real cargo. At FlatbedLTL, we help fill those empty spaces by putting less than truckload shipments, whether flatbed or van, on a trailer with other similar partial loads.

This benefits everyone:

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  • Reduced cost, as a FlatbedLTL rate can save you upwards of 70% over the cost of a full trailer.
  • Fewer surprises, as the quoted price is locked in; it is not subject to onerous LTL rules such as a density minimum charge or linear foot charge.
  • Reduced transit, as partial loads can dispatch direct from origin to destination without delays at intermediate terminal network points.
  • Reduced chances of a missed pickup which can clog up docks.
  • Reduced carbon-based emissions which gives you the satisfaction of being eco-friendly.
  • FlatbedLTL has relationships with riggers and loading/unloading firms so you don’t have to.
  • FlatbedLTL is a small business; we give you personal attention and support you won’t find elsewhere.


  • Profits are maximized when carriers can haul multiple shipments that fill up empty spaces on a flatbed or a trailer.
  • Costs are reduced as less fuel and oil is consumed and fewer driver hours are required.

Our Planet

  • Carbon-based emissions are greatly reduced. A typical truck and trailer consumes 1.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide for every 1,000 miles travelled. Using FlatbedLTL helps reduce carbon-based emissions significantly.
  • Less fuel and oil is consumed.
  • Equipment, engine, and tire have less wear and tear.
  • Fewer trucks are needed on the road, and fewer drivers are needed.