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Get the Best Rates on Partial Truckload and Volume LTL.

*NEW* Chicago, CA, NV, and AZ pick-ups for deliveries nationwide. Give Partial Truckload a closer look today.

Get the best shipping rates with Sunset Pacific Transportation. We are the nation’s #1 Partial Truckload carrier, making nationwide deliveries for shipments originating out of Chicago, California, Nevada and Arizona.

Explore Good, Better & BEST rate comparisons in the scenarios below. Get the BEST when you book with Sunset Pacific Transportation.

Pallets: 10 standard
Weight: 15,000 lbs
Origin: Chino, CA to Destination: Charlotte, NC
Additional Details: Pre-built store displays with (breakable) glass candles

Best Better Good Decent
Partial Truckload – Sunset Pacific Transportation LTL Traditional Intermodal Truckload
Cost $2,295 $3,190 $4,706 $5,000
Days in Transit 4-7 7-10
Weekdays Only
10+ 4
Freight Touches 1 3+ 0 0
Claims Risk Low High Medium Low
Pre-set delivery within 3 days of arrival Yes No Yes, but rail container demurrage charges may apply Yes, but could reject load if appt does not align with travel time
Retailer Portal for Delivery Scheduling Yes Yes Yes Depends
Customer Service Direct, Personalized Representative Call Center Reps vary Call Center Reps vary Varies widely
Chance for Same Day Pick-Up 100% * 25% 0% 50%
Transload 1x or less Yes No Yes Yes
Uses Outside Terminals No Yes No No
Load to Ride by Request Yes No Yes Yes
Floor loaded freight Yes Yes with Added Charge Yes Yes
33,000+ lbs. Yes Yes, but Charges Apply & Weight Limits Vary Yes Yes
Custom blanket wrap and decking Yes No No Yes

* With 4 hour lead time

Disclaimer: The Rate Scenario Analysis was developed in May 2023 at a specific point in time under specific freight market conditions. It in no way constitutes or substitutes for a formal freight quote. Origin, destination, weight, market conditions and other variables apply. To get today’s most accurate rate for your own shipment, please submit a formal freight quote to our team.

Pallets: 16 (48×60) / 40ft
Weight: 30,000 lbs.
Origin: San Diego, CA to Destination: North Brunswick, NJ
Additional Details: Apparel delivery to Costco with scheduled delivery window.


Best Better Good Decent
Partial Truckload – Sunset Pacific Transportation LTL Traditional Intermodal Truckload
Cost $4,665 NO COVERAGE $5,075 $4,975
Days in Transit 4-7 10+ 4
Freight Touches 1 0 0
Claims Risk Low Medium Low
Retailer Portal for Delivery Scheduling Yes Yes Depends
Customer Service Direct, Personalized Representative Call Center Reps vary Varies widely
Chance for Same Day Pick-Up 100%* 0% 50%
Transload 1x or less Yes Yes Yes
Uses Outside Terminals No No No
Pre-set delivery within 3 days of arrival Yes Yes, but rail container demurrage charges may apply Yes, but could reject load if appt does not align with travel time
Load to Ride by Request Yes Yes Yes
Floor loaded freight Yes Yes Yes
33,000+ lbs. Yes Yes Yes
Custom blanket wrap and decking Yes No Yes

Disclaimer: The Rate Scenario Analysis was developed in May 2023 at a specific point in time under specific freight market conditions. It in no way constitutes or substitutes for a formal freight quote. Origin, destination, weight, market conditions and other variables apply. To get today’s most accurate rate for your own shipment, please submit a formal freight quote to our team.

Pallets: 25 ft trailer space, floor-loaded
Weight: 25,300 lbs.
Origin: Moorpark, CA to Destination: Minneapolis, MN
Additional Details: Heavy machinery; load-to-ride and delivery appointment with onsite crew required


Best Better Good Decent
Partial Truckload – Sunset Pacific Transportation LTL Traditional Intermodal Truckload
Cost $2,600 NO COVERAGE $3,800 $3,560
Days in Transit 4 – 7 10+ 4
Freight Touches 1 0 0
Claims Risk Low Medium Low
Retailer Portal for Delivery Scheduling Yes Yes Depends
Customer Service Direct, Personalized Representative Call Center Reps vary Varies widely
Chance for Same Day Pick-Up 100%* 0% 50%
Transload 1x or less Yes Yes Yes
Uses Outside Terminals No No No
Pre-set delivery within 3 days of arrival Yes Yes, but rail container demurrage charges may apply Yes, but could reject load if appt does not align with travel time
Load to Ride by Request Yes Yes Yes
Floor loaded freight Yes Yes Yes
33,000+ lbs. Yes Yes Yes
Custom blanket wrap and decking Yes No No

Disclaimer: The Rate Scenario Analysis was developed in May 2023 at a specific point in time under specific freight market conditions. It in no way constitutes or substitutes for a formal freight quote. Origin, destination, weight, market conditions and other variables apply. To get today’s most accurate rate for your own shipment, please submit a formal freight quote to our team.

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What is Partial Truckload?


Check out the Tremendous Benefits Volume LTL Shipping Offers 3PLS

Save Money

Better Margins utilizing Consolidation vs. Truckload or Intermodal

Get the Best Rate

Flexible Spot Quote Pricing

Quick

Extremely Responsive to Email and Phone Requests

Capacity

Same Day Local Pick Up. Everyday.

Service

Transit Time only 5-7 calendar days or less to all points in the US

Technology

On-Line Rate Quote, Tracking, POD and Chat

Service to All Retailers

Including Wal-Mart, Amazon, Costco, Walgreens, and many, many more.

Delivery Appointments

Pre-appoint all deliveries, familiar with all retailer appointment processes.

Eliminate Damages

Freight is only handled once at our warehouse, loaded to deliver direct to the consignee

Reputation

Sunset Pacific Transportation is utilized by hundreds of 3PLs, including the top names in our industry.

Safety

Low CSA Scores, All Insurances, and CARB compliant

Experience

Consolidation Experts since 1987


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What We Do

Partial Truckload, also known as Volume LTL (vLTL), Shared Truckload and LTL Consolidation, is defined as shipments that are too large, too heavy, too bulky, and/or too fragile for traditional LTL. Also, shipments too small to fill a whole trailer for Truckload. Typically the size of shipments is 7 to 35 feet of trailer space or 4 to 21 standard sized pallet spots. DON’T OVERPAY FOR VOLUME LTL.

  • For 3PLs & 4PLs, Freight Brokers and Shippers alike, we help you increase your margins by beating the price that truckload/intermodal carriers offer, without sacrificing service.
  • We have daily local pick up availability in Southern CA from Ventura to San Diego out to Palm Springs.

  • We have next day pick up availability in Northern CA. Phoenix AZ., and Las Vegas NV.

  • Delivery to all 48 states, including Western Region.
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