Logistical solutions for your national and international shipping needs
Ensuring your freight arrives on time, on budget in any weather, traffic, pricing surges, labor availability, and other challenges, finding a reliable, consistent freight carrier can be challenging for shippers of all sizes. It takes experience, creativity, and a dedicated network to navigate the world of logistics, especially when your equipment or material needs to arrive at its destination on time, without dramatically affecting your bottom line.
Logistics Handling Solutions, a subsidiary of Storage Solutions Inc., is a freight brokerage that handles all forms of transportation and has a specialized division dedicated to pallet racking and material handling.
With decades of experience in logistics, LHS specializes in providing logistic solutions for full truckload (FTL), flatbed trucking, dry van trailer, less-than-truckload (LTL), and large parcel consolidation for single or multi-skids requirements.
LHS puts our focus on freight, so you don’t have to. The coordination required to ensure your shipment reaches its destination, which is why we offer our expertise in assisting your organization, allows you to redirect your focus on what you do best.
How We Can Help
Full Truckload, Flatbed, Dry Van Shipping
Full truckload (FTL) shipping is likely the best solution when you need to ship a large volume of similar items or very heavy freight. Depending on the type of cargo you are shipping, FTL options can range from flatbeds, with or without tarps, to completely enclosed dry vans. Typically, flatbed trucks can haul heavier payloads because they are not limited by fitting within an enclosed trailer while someone may opt for a van when needing to protect their cargo from the elements.
We understand that it can be difficult to decide on the best type of trailer to use for your unique cargo, especially when there are cost implications with that decision. With our years of experience handling a wide range of cargo, we are able to assist in helping you find the ideal solution to your freight needs.
Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping
Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a common shipping method when transportation for relatively small freight is required.
While LTL transit times tend to be longer than FTL freight, the cost tends to be lower. Our expertise comes into play in finding the right balance for your operational needs. We can even integrate FTL and LTL carriage to deliver the lowest possible costs. We can coordinate the logistics of getting freight from your facility to its end destination with relative ease because of the relationships and networks we have built through our decades of service.
When LTL shipments are on multi-stop routes, the shipped products are typically unloaded, and consolidated, reloaded, and shipped off to the next destination. This practice offers cost-effectiveness, damage mitigation, and quality control for your cargo. However, this can be challenging if you are not working with consolidation facilities that do not have the reputation or attention to detail required to ensure shipments are accurate and cared for properly. Instead of spending the time to secure the carriers, plan the process, and that you’re getting the best rate possible, let us handle that for you.
Drayage is a logistical term used to describe cargo transportation across a short distance, typically within the same metropolitan area. Drayage is a small, but vital piece in primarily the container shipping industry. Often this term is used when moving a container from shipper to port or port to consignee, typically before or after a long-haul process. This process can seem very simple yet can often be very complicated – we believe our years of experience allows us to execute this step with little to no delays.
Alternative Freight Options
When your cargo needs to get to its destination in a hurry, you need someone who can connect you with available transportation to prioritize your shipment. As a full-service freight brokerage, we can offer connections to hotshot, straight truck, and expedited shipping options to ensure your load gets to where it needs to be as quickly as possible.
- Utilizes heavy duty trucks or flatbed trailers
- Great for quick delivery with smaller loads
- On-call drivers willing to travel any distance
Straight Truck Shipping
- Utilizes box trucks or sprinter vans
- Great for deliveries lighter than most LTL
- Quicker than most LTL freight options
- Variable pricing with choice of carrier
- Great for timeframe specific deliveries
- We can help with any linked fees
Overdimensional / Overweight Vehicles
We can handle the permitting and logistics required to support oversize or overweight shipping needs. Each state and region have its own rules and regulations regarding the transport of freight that is above the usual limitations of standard shipping. Avoid damaging infrastructure and fees by going with experts who know how to navigate these processes.
Customs Bonded Transportation Needs
If some of your cargo classifies as a bonded good, there may be customs charges, duties, and taxes still due on the load. We work with a network of licensed transportation carriers who are permitted to transport freight through ports of entry without stopping to pay those fees upon border crossing.
Warehousing / Pallet Racking
As a subsidiary of Storage Solutions Inc., LHS has a long history of coordinating the transportation of pallet racking and other material handling equipment. Our division dedicated to shipping needs for warehouses and distribution centers ensures the proper care and attention to moving new and used warehouse equipment across North America.
Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Transportation
Federal, state, and local governments regulate the transportation of dangerous materials, and any carrier that transports this material needs to follow the proper classifications and regulations. Save yourself and your team the time in researching and vetting carriers by relying on our experts to source transportation through our international network of carriers.