Zone Skipping

The practice of delivering a large quantity of packages via Truckload (TL) or Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) services to a parcel carrier hub, local to the package’s final destination. Doing so allows for the shipper to decrease costs by skipping carrier zones. This practice should be considered only if the total cost of the TL or LTL carrier plus the costs associated with the local delivery of the packages is less than the cost of all packages shipping out of the origin point via a small package carrier.