What is LTL Freight? - Rustic Furniture Outlet

Congratulations on your recent furniture purchase! We are excited to deliver your new furniture to your doorstep. As a valued customer, we want to make sure that the delivery process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. That's why we want to take a moment to explain what LTL freight is and what you can expect when your order arrives.

LTL Freight stands for "Less Than Truckload" and refers to the transportation of small shipments that do not fill an entire truck. This is a common way to ship furniture and other large items, as it is cost-effective and efficient. Your furniture will be packaged and secured on a palette, and will be shipped along with other shipments to its destination.

Typical Furniture shipment on a palette

When your furniture arrives, it is important to understand that LTL freight carriers are responsible for delivering your order to the curbside only. This means that the driver will not bring your furniture inside your home, unpack it, or assemble it for you. However, some LTL freight carriers may offer additional services such as "inside delivery" or "white-glove service" for an additional fee. If you require these services, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange it for you.

Tailgate service explained

So, what can you expect when your furniture order arrives? The first thing you should do is inspect the exterior of the palette for any visible damage. If you notice any damage, please make a note of it on the delivery receipt before the driver leaves. You should also inspect each piece of furniture before you sign the delivery receipt.

Once you have confirmed that your furniture has arrived in good condition, you should start preparing for the next step: unloading and moving it inside your home. You will need some help to move the furniture, as it can be heavy and awkward. If possible, have some friends or family members assist you, or consider hiring movers.

When unloading the furniture, it is important to use proper lifting techniques to avoid injury. You should lift with your legs, not your back, and always have someone to help you with the other end of the piece. When moving the furniture into your home, take care to avoid doorways, stairways, and other obstacles that could cause damage.

 Heavy moving lifting straps

Once you have successfully moved your furniture into your home, it is time to unpack and inspect each piece. Remove all packaging materials, including any wrapping or plastic, and inspect each piece for any damage. If you notice any damage, please contact us immediately.

Finally, once you have inspected and unpacked your furniture, you can start assembling it if necessary. If you need assistance with assembly, please consult the instructions that were included with your purchase. If you have any questions or need help, don't hesitate to contact us.

In conclusion, LTL freight is a convenient and cost-effective way to transport furniture and other large items. By understanding what to expect and properly preparing for delivery, you can ensure that your furniture order arrives in good condition and that the unloading and moving process goes smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We are here to help make your furniture buying experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

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