A parcel refers to any small package. How small does a package have to be to classify as a parcel? At what size does a package require LTL shipping? We’ll go over the difference between parcel and LTL shipping.
Every carrier has its own classification for defining a parcel. Typically, the package cannot exceed 150 pounds, though some services cap that weight at 70 pounds. Dimensional limits apply as well. The parcel must also be small enough for a single person to haul it by hand.
For parcels, you can make shipping arrangements with nationally recognized carriers, such as UPS and FedEx. These companies also offer overnight and weekend delivery. LTL shipment usually doesn’t offer expedited services since your freight is one of many in the truck. Continue Reading →