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With UUCargo, LTL shipping is no longer a complex puzzle. We simplify, streamline, and provide efficient solutions tailored for your needs. Tap into the potential of optimized LTL shipping today with UUCargo!

What is LTL Shipping?

LTL, or Less-Than-Truckload, refers to the transportation of products or goods that do not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcels. It’s an efficient way to ship your goods without needing to pay for the space you don’t use.

Canada's Premier LTL Shipping Solution

Navigating the vast realm of logistics, UUCargo stands out as the beacon for small-to-medium businesses across Canada. Our mission? To make premium LTL freight shipping affordable and accessible.
Simplified Shipping Management: Our all-in-one shipping platform is user-friendly, ensuring your shipping management process is streamlined and efficient.
Reliable Network: Our deep-rooted connections with Canada’s leading LTL carriers mean your shipments are always in trusted, expert hands.

How UUCargo Makes Your LTL Shipping Easy

In the ever-evolving world of logistics, UUCargo is reshaping the LTL freight shipping experience. Here’s how we’re making it seamless, efficient, and worry-free for you:

Get Real-Time Quotes on Your LTL Freight Shipping

Skip the wait. Our platform immediately pulls real-time rates from our roster of partner LTL carriers, giving you clarity and options right from the get-go.

Book Your LTL Shipments in Just a Few Clicks

Shipping made simple. Choose your preferred carrier, rate, and any supplementary services – all within a few clicks. No hassles. No delays.

Broad Coverage – Canada & Beyond

Whether you’re sending pallets domestically or to the US, rest easy knowing our partner LTL carriers are rigorously vetted for reliability and performance.

Streamlined Billing Process

With our consolidated invoicing, all your LTL shipments and carrier details are neatly organized, ensuring transparency and simplicity in your financial transactions.

Unlock Unbeatable Savings with Our Exclusive LTL Promotion

Canada Domestic

  • Vancouver <-> Toronto $250/skid
  • Vancouver <-> Calgary $200/skid
  • Vancouver <-> Montreal $250/skid
  • Calgary <-> Toronto $220/skid
  • Calgary <-> Montreal $220/skid
  • Toronto <-> Halifax $250/skid
  • Toronto <-> Montreal $120/skid
  • Montreal <-> Halifax $250/skid

Cross-border LTL

  • Los Angeles <-> Vancouver $450/skid
  • Los Angeles <-> Toronto $520/skid

    Notice: All the prices already include customs clearance fees and agency fees. Offer Valid Until March 31, 2024

Common LTL Shipping Questions

If you have any immediate questions about LTL shipping, please feel free to explore our customer FAQs for quick answers. For more detailed inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’re always here to assist you.

How does LTL work?

LTL shipping essentially operates on a hub and spoke model where local terminals are the spokes and larger central terminals are the hubs or distribution centers.on. LCL tends to take slightly longer than FCL due to consolidation and deconsolidation.

Freight that does not require the entire space of a truck is known as LTL shipping, whereas full truckload shipments take up the space or weight limit of an entire trailer.

Most freight shipping items require palletization. Pallets are portable platforms used to package items for freight shipping. Though there are different pallet sizes, most commonly you’ll use a standard 40 X 48 pallet to ship items. Pallets are important, first and foremost, because they help protect your freight. Crating is another option when shipping freight, especially for items easily damaged. It’s important to palletize your freight for several reasons:

  • Pallets protect your shipment during transit, loading and unloading
  • Pallets make loading and unloading faster and easier for the carrier
  • Pallets allow carriers to maximize space inside the trailer

When preparing your item(s) on a pallet, it’s important to secure your shipment to the pallet and test it to make sure your item(s) are properly balanced and securely in place. The two recommended methods for securing items to a pallet are strapping and shrink wrapping.

When strapping items to a pallet, make sure you use at least two straps and loop them through the forks of the pallet. You also want to firmly tighten or ratchet the straps in place for the most secure fit.

Shrinkwrapping is also a popular method of securing shipments to pallets. Depending on the shipment, make at least 5 full wraps around the entire shipment and pallet, ensuring that the entire finished shipment and pallet feels like one, solid piece.
(1) The nature of the goods you’re shipping.

(2) The dimensions and weight of your cargo.

(3) The origin and destination of the shipment.

(4) Any special handling or shipping requirements you may have.

Providing this information will enable the team at UUCargo to give you a more accurate and tailored LCL shipping quote.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) influences the consumer packaged goods industry around the globe. They suggest standard pallet dimensions to be 48″ x 40″. Pallets of that size are commonly referred to as GMA pallets.

More than 30% of pallets produced in the U.S. each year are GMA pallets. The next most common pallet dimensions are 42” x 42” and 48” x 48” respectively.

Standard pallet sizes.

48″ X 40″

42″ X 42″

48″ X 48″

Pallet names stem from their construction. Stringer pallets are built with 2″ X 4″ wood, plastic or metal stringers. Block pallets are typically sturdier, made with both parallel and perpendicular stringers. Below are five of the most common pallets seen in shipping, and a brief description of what separates them from one another

  • Stringer Pallets – Stringer pallets are a type of pallet with boards known as “stringers” that run between the top and bottom deck boards to add increased load support. These pallets can come in either a “two-way” or “four-way” design. Two-way pallets allow for forklifts to enter from two sides, and are sometimes referred to as “unnotched.” Four-way pallets allow forklifts to enter the pallet from any side.
  • Block Pallets – Block pallets are a four-way pallet that uses cylindrical posts to stabilize the top deck. These pallets can vary significantly. There are a variety of configurations that exist for block pallets. Models are available either with or without top or bottom boards.
  • Solid Deck Pallet – These pallets have a single solid sheet of wood with no spaces on its top surface, instead of a series of planks. These pallets are easy to clean and transport. They are particularly useful for transporting and storing small items that could slip between the boards on a more standard pallet.
  • Double Face Pallet – Double face pallets have decks on both the top and bottom of the pallet. The addition of a bottom deck strengthens the pallet by more evenly distributing the weight of its load. These pallets come in both reversible and non-reversible models. Reversible models can hold a load on either side. To tell the difference between a reversible and non-reversible pallet, check the density of the board placement on each side. Non-reversible pallets should have one
  • Double Wing Pallet – These pallets have top and bottom deck boards that extend beyond the stringers, giving the appearance of “wings” when looking at the pallet directly.
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