Full Truckload (FTL) Freight
Truckload freight shipping is by definition a shipment that requires either the full limits of a tractor trailer for its dimensions or weight capacity. Full truckload (FTL) freight shipping is best reserved for shippers who will benefit the most by taking advantage of the 53ft of linear feet or the 44,000 pound limit that a modern dry van trailer will provide. There are also instances where (FTL) services will be requested not for the capacity or weight limitation but due to project deadlines where time in transit is the key factor. There are also other advantages to using (FTL) services for your shipment they include:
- Minimal handling (reduction in claims)
- Cost per piece or pallet is greatly reduced
Freight-Specialist uses only carriers who meet our strict safety guideline and have all their federal requirements. We make sure that the carrier’s cargo and liability insurance is up to date. Most truckload carriers have cargo coverage of up to $100,000; if you require cargo liability in excess we can arrange the right carrier. Daily tracking and monitoring is an added benefit we offer and allows us to advise the customer of any delays in transit due to weather or road hazards along the way to the destination. Our database of truckload carriers is consistently growing with approved carriers to meet your needs. Good service at reasonable rates is what we offer.
Advantages of working with us
Because fast delivery is essential to a company’s success, Freight-Specialist fulfills its promise to our customers that their capital moves quickly and arrive safe and secure. We offer around the clock service, every day of the year and can provide immediate service anywhere in the country.
Freight-Specialist has over 30 years experience and has worked with thousands of satisfied customers, shipping a variety of materials across the country under every imaginable condition. We take exceptional care of your shipments; your time and your trust in our ability safeguard your products.
There can be significant cost savings using our FTL services, especially if there’s a high quantity of cargo bound for distant locations. Since FTL shipments usually do not have to be unloaded or reloaded, this reduces both loading cost and the risk for damage. Because a single FTL will use half the fuel as two LTLs, there’s a reduced overall fuel surcharge cost. Also, full truckload shipments typically have shorter transit times than less than truckload (LTL) shipments.