Domestic, Cross-Border, and International Shipping

Less than Truckload (LTL)

This is the most common method of shipping today for smaller palletized/crated shipments. Less than truckloads (or LTL) range from 100 lbs. to 10000 lbs. LTL shipping also offers flexible service requirements such as lift/tail gate, appointment times, hazardous/dangerous goods, residential, oversize, inside pickup/delivery, limited access, etc. This is a very economical way to ship as freight is consolidated to take advantage of volume of scale and in return offer competitive pricing. Discover how you can rely on BYEXPRESS to ship your LTL freight throughout North America or worldwide.

Full Truckload (FTL)

See how BYEXPRESS can connect your shipment when your shipping needs require a full truck. Full truckload shipping typically is transported in a 53’ enclosed dry van. There are other types of equipment that can move your FTL depending on your shipping and freight needs. BYEXPRESS will assist you in assessing your shipping needs and sourcing the appropriate equipment to move your freight economically, efficiently and safely. Our extensive carrier network consists of thousands of reliable carriers that have the equipment to haul your FTL shipments. We have access to a wide range of equipment including flatbeds, enclosed trailers, reefer trailers, double drop trailers, RGNs, step decks, as well as stretch trailers which haul oversized truck freight.

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Dry Van

Using a dry van carrier is best matched when transporting normal packaged freight that has no specific instructions or special requirements.

Refrigerated

When you need to ship refrigerated, frozen, or temperature-sensitive items, you can depend on BYEXPRESS to arrange safe, efficient refrigerated transport on your behalf.

Flatbed

The flatbed is one of the most versatile trailers for transporting freight. Flatbed trailers normally transport cargo that is larger or wider, freight that requires to be loaded by a crane, or from the side with a forklift. The flexibility of flatbeds is great for hauling construction materials, machinery, tools, components and equipment. In addition to large single items, flatbed trailers are often used for transporting large quantities of stackable or well-wrapped products. Its versatility offers many loading and unloading options. Freight moving on a flatbed will typically be tarped.

Step Deck

Step deck trailers offer all the benefits of a flat bed with the added advantage of being able to transport cargo that is taller. The lower deck of the trailer will ensure that your freight will not exceed height limitations. This can also be achieved with a low boy trailer. Low boy trailers are typically the lowest trailers and will allow your tall shipments to stay within legal limits during transport. When a load needs to be closer to the ground to accommodate forklift loading and unloading, step decks or drop deck trailers are the best equipment for the job.

Removable Gooseneck

Removable gooseneck (RGN) refers to trailers with very low decks that can be used for hauling freight that can be driven onto a trailer. The trailer will detach away from the trailer's lower deck allowing the cargo to be driven on or off. These trailers also allow for large and tall shipments to be transported within limits. These trailers can be up to 20+ axels and carry up to 150000 pounds.

Expedited

Expedited freight refers to time-critical shipments in which freight has to be delivered quickly. Expedited freight is most often transported by road or air.

Specialized & Oversized Transportation

White Glove Service

Everything is taken care of for you. Your item is picked up from its location and delivered to the location you want. All preparations and shipping are included.

Blanket Wrap Freight

Your item or items are wrapped in a blanket and transported by a blanket wrap carrier.

Furniture Shipping

We can arrange transport of your furniture. Furniture transport involves added care and is typically picked up and delivered by a crew of 2.

Time Critical or Expedited Freight

We can arrange for your item to be picked up today and delivered high speed.

Tradeshow Shipping


Tradeshows, expos and conventions require special arrangements to ensure proper handling and timely delivery.

Oversize Freight

Oversize freight can sometimes require special trucks or special handling equipment. Either way, we've got you covered.

Domestic Shipping

BYEXPRESS can handle all of your local and regional shipping, whether it involves state-to-state or province-to-province logistics.

Cross-Border Shipping

BYEXPRESS has in-depth experience in trans-border shipping to and from Mexico, the U.S., and Canada and can make sure that your shipments move effortlessly within North America.

We’ll personally see to it that quality assurance is applied to all of your shipments and that all documentation is in place for customs clearance. You’ll be able to track your shipments online at all times or speak to a BYEXPRESS representative for personalized, one-on one-service.

Factors that determine freight shipping rates

When it comes to freight shipping, some of the most common questions involve freight rates. While price can vary for a number of reasons, there are a few common elements to consider:

  • Shipping method: The mode of transportation used to ship the freight is a weighing factor. For example, expedited shipping will usually result in additional charges.
  • Origin and destination: The further the distance between the shipping origin and the final destination, the higher the rate will be. Proximity to a major metro can also impact freight shipping rates. 
  • Size and weight: The dimensions and weight of the shipment are key to determining freight rates. The length and width should be rounded up to the next inch while accurate weight measurements are key to rates and for carriers to meet local, federal, provincial and state regulations.
  • Special services: Any shipments that require special handling (perishables, fragile, hazardous materials) will likely lead to higher costs. 
  • Density: A shipment's density is one factor that determines LTL freight rates. Shippers need to know how to calculate a shipment's density so they can properly describe their goods on the bill of lading. The total weight of the shipment is divided by the total cubic feet to determine the density. If the shipment is palletized, use the dimensions of the pallet, the combined height of the carton and the pallet, and the total weight of the shipment. When determining the dimensions of your shipment, be sure to measure the longest sides including any packaging, overhangs or protrusions. Once density is calculated, you can then figure out the class.
  • Classification of freight: Every piece of freight has a classification within the LTL world and classification is a big driving force to make up LTL freight rates. Classes are published in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) book by National Motor Traffic Association. NMFTA has established 18 different classes ranging from 50 to 500. The class is determined by product density, value, stow-ability, handling and liability. Lower classes represent very dense freight that is difficult to damage and is easy to handle. Lower classes have lower rates. Conversely, higher classes represent lighter/less dense freight that typically takes up more space. The higher the class, the higher the rate will be. For additional information on freight classification make sure you check out our next blog post in this series on what determines LTL freight class.
  • Accessorial/surcharges: Accessorial charges stem from extra services performed by the carrier that goes beyond the typical dock to dock/business to business pick up and deliveries. Common examples of these charges are lift gate service, residential pickup or delivery, limited access locations (i.e. jails, prisons, churches, schools, storage units) and inside delivery. Accessorial charges can be negotiated to a flat rate or even waived altogether. A fuel surcharge is the most common accessorial as it’s typically factored in on every shipment.

Find out how BYEXPRESS can move your freight not just around the corner, but also around the world.

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