Maximize your efficiency while minimizing your cost by using the best among Portland LTL freight shipping companies – American Freight Inc. Whether dry freight, climate controlled, or flatbed, we work hard to transport your partial trailer load cargo safely and at a fair price. Let us handle the logistics of getting your shipment from point A to point B almost anywhere in the Canada and the US, including Alaska. When you’re looking for the best LTL trucking companies in Portland and beyond, we encourage you to try American Freight Inc. Get in touch with any questions or arrange for a quote today!
Typically, Portland LTL freight carriers will utilize enclosed or covered van trailers with rollup doors, though swing door trailers are also common. Climate controlled trailers are also used for perishable LTL deliveries. Smaller palletized freight and shipping crates are frequently used for LTL shipping and cargo is often consumer goods and supplies.
LTL Freight is often handled multiple times during transit so it’s important to ensure its proper packaging to protect it from damage.
When you ship LTL, you want to know that your load is tracked and cared for. That’s what the Portland LTL freight brokerage people at American Freight Inc are here for. But unlike many LTL brokers who are just a guy with a computer and a contact book, we started as a trucking company and we retain close ties with our sister companies F.V. Martin Trucking Co Martin Transportation Co. As such, we know first-hand the challenges that truckers and shippers face, and can anticipate many of them to ensure the best possible results for our customers. Get in touch with us to get your load rolling.
At American Freight, we work hard to be among the best Portland LTL freight trucking companies you can find. Here are just a few of the things that set us apart.
Your LTL trucking quote already has a carrier lined up and ready to go. When you’re ready to book, we have someone ready to pick up the load and get it to where it needs to be
With over 60 years of experience as a trucking company, we know the challenges in shipping LTL freight and are able to address them before they arise. This helps ensure that you pay what you are quoted.
Freight teams are available for your expedited LTL deliveries whether short, mid, or long-haul.
“After a different company failed to get me a truck on the scheduled day, I was really in a bind. …AFI was able to get me a truck there the next day. Driver was a real pro, and the load was delivered right on time. I will definitely use AFI in the future. Thanks a bunch.”
“Here are my simple-yet-often-unmet expectations from a freight broker: 1) Know your shipper 2) Know your receiver 3) Know your freight 4) Know what equipment is needed to move it. …[the] AFI agent I worked with…met and exceeded my expectations on all four counts. I tip my hat.”
“I got in touch…after dealing with some freight haulers that would not take the time to deal with a small non-profit with a difficult task to perform. …[AFI] researched a solution and was able to give me a quote within 24hrs. [AFI] was very patient with me as a novice in the field of freight hauling and walked me through the procedure. Henceforth, we have set up an account and have dealing with…American freight. Excellent company and excellent employees.”
“I am very satisfied with my experience working with American Freight…”
“I have used American Freight for LTL and full truckloads, they have always taken care of me and made sure my freight is in good shape when it gets where it needs to be. … I would recommend American Freight to anyone that is needing something shipped.”
“American Freight INC is our #1 go-to service when it comes to having our products delivered to our customers.”
“We have been using American Freight, Inc. for many years now and we have never had a claim with any of our material being damaged. … I recommend using American Freight, Inc. for your shipping requirements…”
“We have been using American freight from years, Very good service.”
“Our office staff and drivers love working with American Freight.”
“They did a great job!!! Picked up two large tanks in Tecate, CA and delivered them to Northern California.”
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“AFI … have always provided prompt service, information and follow-through. Accurate dispatching information is usually critical, especially the delivery dates and times. Also, whenever I need a freight rate [AFI] is there for a quick response.”
“We love doing business with these guys!”
“Great service. Very courteous and helpful.”
When you choose American Freight as your LTL freight carriers, you expect the best possible experience. As a company, we strive to provide only the best.
LTL (Less Than Truckload or Less Than Load) refers to shipping goods on a trailer that fills less than the trailer’s full capacity, and at a fraction of the cost of paying for an entire trailer. Several customers can all use the same truck to have their goods delivered. Both LTL and FTL (full truckload) shipping refer to the amount of product that needs to be shipped rather than the type of product.
Usually between one and six pallets is considered in the range of LTL, and under a weight of 10,000 lbs.
There are a variety of factors that go into the rates at which freight is charged. When it comes to LTL loads, the first factor is weight. The more weight you ship, the better the cost. The second factor is density, which affects the amount of area taken up on the truck. Distance is another factor, along with ease of handling, value, and liability. If you are curious about a particular load, we encourage you to get a quote from our brokers.