LTL Freight Shipping
Eastern Iowa Pak Mail is independently owned and operated. However, we are also a part of Annex Brands which includes multiple franchise brands that offer shipping. This relationship gives us access to a network of LTL trucking companies who have been vetted for safety and professionalism. Each trucking company has established coverage areas and traffic lanes. We are able to search the network for the LTL company that has the best combination of price, time-in-transit, and delivery options for your shipment.
There is plenty of jargon used to describe the operations and accessorial elements that affect an LTL shipment and its pricing …. single shipment, required lift gate, freight class, DIM weight factor, accessorial charges, long carry, NMFC system and number, limited access, agent, notification, and more. At Pak Mail we know the language and have contracts that can avoid many of these extra expenses.
It is often challenging to get value coverage, (sometimes called insurance) for items sent via LTL. However, the LTL carriers in our network have had their safety/damage records reviewed, and they have been certified so that shipments we have packed and are shipping with them may be eligible for coverage through Pak Mail’s Alternate Declared Value program.