SMC³ LTL Online Education - On-Demand

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

Designed and written by LTL professionals for LTL professionals, SMC³’s LTL Operations course examines the essentials of LTL from four critical areas: Equipment, Facilities, Network & Technology. Whether working hands-on in a terminal environment or driving LTL business decisions as a shipper or a 3PL, we’ve developed this 8-hour, 8-module course to empower logistics and supply chain professionals to speak the language of LTL with a high level of confidence.

You’ll gain vital insight into:

· Defining LTL industry functions;
· Key operational roles inside and outside the terminal’s gates;
· Identifying truck types, trailers and terminal handling equipment;
· Matching pallet size with freight dimensions;
· Exploring LTL Network Models;
· LTL Networks – the process from pick-up to delivery;
· A crossdock’s purpose and how it works; Defining freight consolidation and deconsolidation;
· Common accessorial services;
· Understanding transportation characteristics;
· Achieving shipper-carrier efficiency gains;
· Avoiding cross-border LTL challenges;
· Understanding on-dock weighing & dimensioning equipment technology, types, processes, and procedures;
· Utilizing dimensioning technology to improve accuracy of dimensions;
· The power of the TMS in LTL;
· Loading sequence and technology solutions;
· The procurement process and technology solutions for conducting a bid;
· LTL goes Mobile – advancements and practical applications for mobile app technology;
· Harnessing the power of LTL Big Data for better business decisions;
· Technology solutions for pricing management and carrier costing.
  • 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 certification with a duration: Forever