Shipping pallets of goods along the U.S. highway is usually done through LTL freight (less-than-truckload) or TL (full-load) carriers. For this, most common carriers use a freight class calculator to help set a precedent for what they may need to spend. Because space in a freight truck is limited, a freight class calculator is used to determine the value and difficulty of sending different types of products.
One of the most critical elements of shipping goods is understanding the various weights involved in the industry. Weight is an essential aspect of determining the price of a shipment, regardless of the transportation method. Knowing what tare weight is will help your company understand Bill of Lading documents and how shipping costs were calculated.
Every freight transaction involves multiple parties but the two most often confused terms are the: consignee and consignor. Whether you are a consignor or consignee, the freight shipping process and associated terminologies can be perplexing. In order to ensure nothing goes wrong, it’s important to not only understand the freight process but also the roles and responsibilities of each party.