Load To Ride (LTR) is a term we use to describe larger pallet count LTL shipments, between 3 and 14 pallet positions. This unique service solves many transportation problems, as we co-load your shipment with a few others, and deliver to your customer in-route, without all of the cross-docking performed by traditional LTL providers.




  • Pallet Rates, no NMFC Classifications used for rating, so you’ll never see re-weigh invoices for dimensional weights and additional shipping costs.
  • Pallet Rates are based on standard 4’x4’ pallet floor positions, you can load the pallet up to 96” High at no additional cost
  • Maximum weight per 4’x4’ floor Pallet Position is 1,750 lbs.
  • Get more Sales Dollars on each pallet, as we charge by pallet and not by NMFC Class, so stack up to 96” High
  • Great for low density items, fragile items, odd-sized pallets, crates, and Final Mile delivery service, in-route.
  • No cross-docks, reducing claims and OS&D occurrences
  • Competitive or faster transit time than standard LTL providers
  • No double-stacking, your freight will never be “top loaded” and crushed by other freight
  • Dispatch is based on Delivery Appointment times and dates, not when the truck is full, so your customer will receive more on-time, intact orders, making you the supplier of choice.




Load To Ride

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Our first delivery arrived today and went great. Friendly drivers! -Retail Store Manager in Tennessee
Thank you for your Load To Ride service! I'd also like to let you know that the Smith driver was very nice and professional! Perla- NJ Customer
We have been using Smith Transportation for all of our LTL shipping needs for many years now, and have never needed to look anywhere else. Customer service is top notch! Melissa, Rina and Isaac are the best at what they do, they go above and beyond to service our account each and every day. Thank you all!! April J, FL Customer

“Walter helped us transition our business to a more stable, reliable provider in Smith Transportation. The communication and service has been strong, and we will continue to grow our business with Smith, thanks for Walter!”

-Madison T, NJ Customer

“Saskia has made a real difference in shipment visibility for our customers. You have earned the right to expand into the states of LA and FL with us!”

-Noel F, CA Customer

“Jennifer has been a boost to our service reporting process, as our complex supply chain requires detail on both Pickup and Delivery compliance. We now get that from Smith in Real-Time and appreciate you servicing our customers better!”

-Chris W, Dallas, TX Customer
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