RTS is a Bottom-Line Consulting Company (BCC) saving our clients money through improved contract processes and operational efficiencies in the areas of Less Than Truckload (LTL) and full Truckload. Our buying power for LTL spend is several hundred million dollars a year and we can use those great freight rates to create significant savings for you.
RTS and its specialist partners bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of transportation and logistics! Unlike traditional consulting entities that perform basic analysis, generate a report, make suggestions, and leave; RTS becomes a working partner with clients to insure the highest possible financial outcome is achieved. Our success is only possible with client’s success. At RTS we believe bottom line success is a process and therefore we work closely with clients to foster an understanding of all the parts necessary that drive real savings.
At RTS we believe bottom line success is a process and therefore we work closely with clients to foster an understanding of all the parts necessary that drive real savings.
Technology has changed the face of transportation over the past twenty years and the transportation marketplace has become much more dynamic.
For most shipper’s transportation and logistics is an afterthought, shippers are more concerned about their main product and transportation costs are just a necessary evil in getting a product to market.
The LTL market is perhaps the most difficult area of transportation for most shippers to understand as each LTL carrier has their own set of rules that shippers must follow. Unlike most rule breakers, LTL carriers love shippers that break the rules. The profit derived from these rule violations are perhaps the largest profit center for many if not most LTL carriers.
Additionally, many shippers will miss classify their freight causing additional problems and additional costs. In LTL shipping, the category of freight as defined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, identifies the size, value, and difficulty of transporting freight. This determines the carrier’s shipping charges.
Rates for LTL freight are determined by class, weight, pick up and destination zip codes (AKA – lane), and any additional services required to meet the shipper’s and consignee’s (delivery location) needs. Carriers will offer shippers and brokers.