Parcel vs. LTL: Managing Big and Bulky Shipments Without Breaking the Bank

Large, bulky items such as exercise equipment, furniture, and even 50-pound bags of pet food often present challenges for parcel and less-than-truckload carriers. Such items are time-consuming to manage in sorting facilities that are designed for smaller items, they’re often not easily palletized for LTL shipments. In both situations, fewer items are loaded in delivery trucks and vans. To mitigate costs and time incurred in handling large and bulky items, carriers may add surcharges to handle and deliver these types of goods. But what happens if shippers can’t find capacity from either a parcel carrier or LTL provider?
This webcast will explore what steps shippers can take to determine the best carrier to use to deliver such goods while providing the following takeaways:
• Cost and service-level considerations between types of carriers
• Understanding who the new entrants are in the big and bulky delivery space
• How shippers can measure success
Moderator: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Senior Editor, Parcel and Last-Mile Shipping, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Tim Quinn, Director, Multi-Modal Transportation, Arrive Logistics
Hannah Testani, CEO, Intelligent Audit
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