SMC³ 202: LTL Operations from Dock to Stock (202)

LTL Operations: From Dock to Stock is the second course in SMC³'s five course LTL Online Education series. It was designed and written by LTL professionals for seasoned LTL professionals looking for a refresher and for new LTL professionals just starting their career in the industry.

What does it take to run a successful LTL carrier operation? What are the essential elements? This course is designed to dive deep into the essentials of LTL from four critical areas: equipment, facilities, network, and technology.

This course leads you through the flow of freight from dock to stock. How does it move? Where does it go before arriving at your facility? How many facilities will it pass through by the time the freight arrives? What types of trailers and tractors could be used to move the freight? You will develop an appreciation for how an LTL carrier develops its network, the different type of network models, equipment, and facilities carriers use, and all the processes it takes to move freight from dock to stock. In addition, you will learn the valuable role that freight brokers and agents play in helping orchestrate the movement of LTL freight.

Hybrid Session Dates and Topics:
May 4 | LTL Operations - Defining Functions, Roles and the Cross-Dock Operation - 2pm ET
May 11 | Cross Border Trade – How to Work with Your LTL Carrier - 2pm ET
May 18 | The Path to Net Zero – Impact of Sustainability on LTL - 2pm ET
May 25 | Technology in an LTL Environment- 2pm ET
  • SMC³ Hybrid 202 Zoom Registration
  • Module 1: LTL Freight Operations
  • Module 2: Key Roles in LTL
  • Module 3: LTL Carriers Operational Equipment
  • Module 4: LTL Carrier Extended Services
  • Module 5: Freight Brokers and the LTL Market
  • Module 6: LTL Weighing and Inspection Process
  • Module 7: Use of Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
  • Module 8: Technology Impact on LTL Operations
  • 202 Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever