# How do you calculate less than truckload?

## How do you calculate less than truckload?

To calculate a freight charge you must first determine which weight break to use based on your shipment weight. Then you divide your total weight by 100 to get your number for ‘per hundred pound’. Take this number and multiply it by the applicable CWT from the rate scale.

## How LTL rates are calculated?

All LTL carriers establish their own LTL base rates which are quoted per 100 CWT. These carrier base rates are based on its volume, demand and gross costs. The costs a carrier experiences for a minimum charge shipment typically exceeds the costs they experience for larger, heavier shipments.

**What are LTL rates based on?**

Classes are based on product density, liability, handling, packaging, value, and stowability. Lower classes are less expensive, representing very dense and/or low-risk freight. A high class indicates lighter freight that typically takes up more space. The higher the class of the freight, the higher the rate charged.

### Is LTL cheaper than FTL?

Since LTL shipments are smaller and leave room for other shipments, they are cheaper because you will only pay for the space that you use. FTL shipments use most of the entire truck and cost more because you are paying for more space in the truck.

### How is cost per CWT calculated?

Divide the total cost of your sheets by the number of CWT you calculated to find the cost per CWT. For example, if your 300 sheets cost $15,000, this means that $15,000 divided by 15 CWT equals a cost of $1,000 per CWT.

**How do I get the best LTL rate?**

Before diving into the shipment booking process, you should know some tips and tricks on how to save on transportation and get the best freight rates:

- Provide Accurate Information.
- Consolidate and Pack Your Shipments.
- Determine Your Freight Class Correctly.
- Consider Carrier Tariffs.
- Choose a Reliable Online Shipping Service.

## Who is the number one LTL carrier?

FedEx Freight

JOC Top 25 US LTL Carriers 2019

2019 rank | Carrier | 2018 revenue |
---|---|---|

1 | FedEx Freight | $7,352.00 |

2 | Old Dominion Freight Line | $3,983.00 |

3 | XPO Logistics | $3,830.00 |

4 | YRC Freight | $3,153.00 |

## What is a linehaul route?

– Linehaul can be defined as driving a truck (and potentially a trailer) terminal to terminal, Point A to Point B and back to Point A. – Linehaul can also be defined as driving a truck Point A to Point B to Point C and so on. This makes FedEx line haul routes particularly popular with certain types of drivers.

**What is LTL linehaul?**

Linehaul generally means the LTL company drivers that drive at night between their home terminal and a re-ship terminal, work the dock overnight unloading and reloading trailers. It usually pays mileage for the driving portion and hourly while working the dock.

### How do I get a CWT?

Divide the total number of pounds by 100 to find the CWT or “hundredweight” of the sheets you need to buy. For example, 1,500 pounds divided by 100 equals 15 CWT.