CSA Transportation: LTL Shipping Services
As one of the leading LTL trucking companies, CSA moves 700+ trailers of LTL freight per month, network wide. We provide scheduled LTL shipping services with daily departures for Canada USA LTL and highly-competitive pricing for shipping LTL freight Canada and the United States with transit times you can count on.
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Sample Transit Times on Popular CSA Lanes
|New York / New Jersey||Vancouver, BC||4 - 7 days|
|Seattle, WA||Montreal, QC||4 - 7 days|
|Los Angeles, CA||Toronto, ON||3 - 5 days|
|Toronto, ON||Edmonton, AB||3 - 5 days|
|Dallas, TX||Calgary, AB||3 - 7 days|
|Montreal, QC||Vancouver, BC||4 - 7 days|
*Transit times are calendar days and apply to major cities in and around the origin/destination cities listed. They are provided as a range (min - max) and will vary depending on the day of week pickup. Add an extra day for locations beyond the regions major cities. Please contact us for more information.
More Examples of LTL Expertise
Need to ship from Vancouver, BC to Dallas, TX?
Consider it done!
Experienced Canada / USA shipping staff and CSA distribution facilities in both regions work together to coordinate shipments from a single pallet to multiple skids, building full loads of LTL freight both ways from Canada to Texas and from Texas to Canada on a regular basis. CSA's own customs coordinators ensure shipping to Dallas, TX is fast and hassle-free with the best rates and service you can count on. In fact, each of CSA’s 11 freight centres act as regional hubs capable of servicing multiple areas. For example, our Dallas Texas terminal regularly assembles LTL shipments to Canada consisting of freight from Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, and other Southern US states for final distribution throughout Canada.
How about a pallet of freight shipping from Los Angeles, CA to Toronto, ON?
Receive the best combination of service and price.
Los Angeles is one of our highest volume distribution terminals, with over 60 consolidated loads of LTL freight to and from Canada every week. CSA's goal is to provide a superior service for shipping California - Canada LTL freight and we lead the industry in both pricing and service on this lane.
Can you ship freight from New Jersey to Calgary, AB?
CSA has you covered!
Shipping between Northeastern US and Canada has never been easier and more cost-effective. If you require shipping from New Jersey to Canada we’d be happy to show you what we can do!
CSA has over 100 high-volume lane combinations and capabilities to ship your LTL freight throughout Canada and the USA - give us a try and you’ll quickly get a sense of what it's like to work with a best in class LTL freight company. You’ll also benefit from many of the additional LTL services we make available like lift-gate/tailgate for pickup and delivery, curbside delivery, pickup and delivery appointments, standard base rate cargo insurance (with optional full risk cargo insurance), and expert coordination of the customs process for shipments moving between the US and Canada.
Wholesale distribution executives looking to cut costs and streamline their operations should consider an LTL (less than truckload) shipping provider.
Why Ship LTL?
According to Modern Distribution Management, the cost of transporting freight by LTL is half the cost of transporting by standard ground parcel, and one third of the cost of shipping overnight by air. In light of this, it might be worth re-evaluating whether your current shipping needs can be met by an LTL shipping provider.
What is LTL?
LTL shipping (sometimes called pallet shipping) is a method of over the road transportation where freight from various shippers is consolidated with freight headed to the same general area with the goal to maximize the capacity of the trailer, thus passing on cost savings to customers.
Is LTL for you?
Shipments that are good candidates for LTL service typically weigh between 150 and 20,000 lbs.
For many distributors, shifting the mindset from “when the product needs to be shipped by” to “when the product needs to arrive by” will open up more options with regards to shipping and this extra bit of future planning can allow LTL shipping to be a contender in the regular distribution plan.
One of the biggest benefits of LTL shipping is the availability of a regular schedule. At CSA, for example, if an order is placed before 2PM local time, it will generally be picked up that very same day and will be scheduled to load on the next available truck. Many LTL companies have regular departures weekly, thus allowing more accurate planning for shipment arrivals. When considering long-haul deliveries traveling late in the week (Thursday or Friday), trucking companies like CSA excel and can typically deliver early the very next week - something that is comparable, if not better than a standard parcel service or a bus freight service. (Have a look at our recent blog post about Scheduling a Freight Pickup to help ensure you get even better service from your LTL company).
Within the last few years less than truckload shipping has become extremely accessible for small businesses as most will now accept visa and mastercard as payment for shipments. Gaining a good understanding of whether your freight constitutes an LTL shipment as well as the availability of routes and shipping schedules from your shortlisted providers can vastly reduce transportation costs, making now the perfect time to evaluate how this distribution method can work for you.