ShipTerms: Shipping Terminology

Have you ever shipped a package and came across a word that you didn’t understand?
That’s okay, it happens to the best of us!
Here at ShipTime we want to keep you well informed and educated on all things shipping, so we have come up with “ShipTerms”.
Every week we will post a new ShipTerm so you can stay informed and in the know!

Less-than Truckload Freight (LTL)

Less than truckload freight shipping (LTL) is used for the transportation of small freight or when freight doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer

Shipping Terminology: Dimensional Weight

Dimensional Weight

Dimensional weight is a way for the couriers to calculate the maximum weight of a box based on its size

Insurance Value The total declared value of the contents of your shipment. If ever a claim has to be made on your shipment, this is the value to be referenced with the chosen carrier.

Insurance Value

The total declared value of the contents of your shipment. If ever a claim has to be made on your shipment, this is the value to be referenced with the chosen carrier.