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  • Isaac Ben Simon

Understanding Limited Access Delivery: Tips for LTL Shippers

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments are a common way for businesses to transport smaller quantities of goods. However, not all LTL shipments are created equal. Some shipments require limited access delivery, which can add complexity and cost to the transportation process. In this blog post, we will explore what is considered a limited access delivery for LTL freight.


Limited access delivery refers to any location that is not easily accessible by a standard LTL delivery truck. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Residential Locations: Residential addresses are considered limited access because they typically have narrow streets, low hanging trees or power lines, and limited space for maneuvering the truck.

  2. Schools: School deliveries can be considered limited access due to restricted delivery times, limited space for maneuvering, and the need for special security clearance.

  3. Military Bases: Military bases require security clearance, and their delivery areas can be hard to access.

  4. Convention Centers: Convention centers can be considered limited access due to limited access times, and often require coordination with the event organizer to ensure delivery can take place.

  5. Construction Sites: Construction sites may require special equipment to unload and maneuver the freight, and often have limited space for large delivery trucks.

  6. Farms: Farms can be considered limited access due to narrow or unpaved roads, and limited space for maneuvering.

  7. Churches: Churches may have limited access times and limited space for large delivery trucks.

  8. Prisons: Prisons require security clearance and often have limited access times.

  9. Storage Facilities: Storage facilities may require coordination with the facility to ensure that they are open during delivery times, and often have limited space for maneuvering.

  10. Government Buildings: Government buildings require security clearance and often have limited access times.

When a delivery location is considered limited access, the carrier may charge additional fees to account for the extra time and resources required to complete the delivery. These fees can include liftgate fees, delivery appointment fees, and inside delivery fees.


At Freight and Logistics, Inc., we understand the challenges associated with limited access delivery for LTL freight. Our experienced logistics professionals can help businesses determine what is considered limited access and avoid any surprise fees. We have built strong relationships with a network of reliable carriers who have experience delivering to limited access locations, and we work with our carrier partners to ensure that they have the necessary equipment and expertise to complete the delivery efficiently and cost-effectively. By working with us, businesses can ensure a smooth and hassle-free delivery process.





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