Fast, Reliable Solutions for Your Less-Than-Truckload Shipments
Whether you’re moving refrigerated, air-conditioned, or dry products, FST can solve your partial shipping needs with our asset-based solution. Unlike a typical reefer LTL carrier, our unique Point 2 Point Consolidation Network can deliver your shipment like a traditional hub-and-spoke-based carrier, but with greater service consistency and reduced damages or claims.
Our employee-owners are dedicated to meeting strict delivery timelines, keeping touches to a minimum, and helping our customers benefit from customized solutions.
Point 2 Point Consolidated Network Benefits
- Fewer trips and stops
- Less handling
- Reduced claims
- More on-time deliveries
- Simplified inventory requirements
- Dramatically less dead time
Nationwide Refrigerated LTL Carrier
We can deliver your dry or refrigerated LTL shipments anywhere in the United States. We’ll pick up within 500 miles of Central Ohio, or you can drop freight at our cross-dock locations. Strategically located in the Midwest, we can quickly reach all major retailers, grocery distribution centers, big box clubs and distributors.
Dry and refrigerated LTL carrier pick-up options:
- Primary pick-up within 250 miles of Columbus, OH
- Secondary pick-up within 500 miles of Columbus, OH
*reserved for high-volume shippers (full TL of LTL freight)
Pool Distribution Services for the Midwest
Reduce product handling, bypass high-touch alternatives, and improve your on-time delivery with FST’s network. With our less-than-truckload consolidation program, you can ship your dry, air-conditioned, and refrigerated products across the country while only paying for the space you use.
Retail Transportation & Freight Consolidation
Simplify delivery into big box facilities with FST’s flexible multi-vendor freight consolidation services. Combining your freight with other customer orders shipping to the same retailers can improve fill rates and on-shelf availability. Join FST’s large network of food, beverage and CPG shippers and gain access to superior transportation strategies.
Dry & Refrigerated LTL Carrier Capabilities
- Door-to-door service
- Clean, odor-free, food-grade trailers
- Freeze and heat protection
- Equipment tracking
- Expedited pick-up and delivery options
- Load re-working
- Drop trailers
- 24/7 cross-docking
- Route optimization
- EDI/API capable
- Food grade hazmat/special handling
Fixed-Rate Reefer LTL Solutions for Volume Orders
If your business moves 10 or more pallets, FST’s volume rate structure can provide tiered savings, predictable cost and reliable capacity for your larger less-than-truckload shipments.
Most transportation companies will overprice or be unwilling to handle mid-sized dry and refrigerated LTL shipments (5-20 pallets). FST will not only move them for you, but our volume less-than-truckload program will deliver high value by hitting tight delivery windows and reducing your overall cost.
LTL Frequently Asked Questions
Less-than-truckload is a shipping service for lower quantities of freight from point A to point B. A full truckload is around 26 pallets, less-than-truckload usually runs around 1-12 pallets
LTL and freight consolidation will generally ship around the same quantity of freight but differ when it comes to how they are delivered to their end users.
- Refrigerated LTL carriers will have multiple drops throughout the life of a shipment. The shipment will stop at a terminal to be offloaded and then loaded onto a new truck, until it reaches its final destination.
- Freight consolidation consists of a multi-stop model where the freight is loaded once and unloaded once, reducing the amount of touches.
FST’s less-than-truckload services can be shipped to most of the continental United States. To learn more about LTL shipping for your product, connect with our sales team.
Yes, at FST Logistics we offer a wide variety of transportation options including full truckload and less-than-truckload.
FST’s ability to provide both dry and refrigerated LTL allows the customer to receive customized shipping for the variety of products they may have. Our dry LTL and refrigerated LTL services provide cost-effective options for our customers.
Generally reefer LTL carriers run between 33-39 degrees.