WHAT IS TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING?
Full truckload shipping or FTL simply means to use the entire space or weight capacity of a trailer. Another name for truckload shipping is dedicated truckload shipping. A general rule of thumb is that a FTL shipment should not exceed 44,000 pounds.
IS FTL SHIPPING BENEFICIAL TO ME?
Shipping freight as a full truckload offers many benefits.
- Transit time– Transit time improved 25-50% when shipping truckload freight. FTL shipping helps ensure a faster delivery of time-sensitive freight.
- Exclusivity-Shipping freight as a full truckload gives the customer total exclusivity of the truck.
- Minimal handling-Reduced handling also minimizes the chances of damaged freight.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM TRUCKLOAD WEIGHT?
A dryvan trailer can haul up to 44000 pounds. Although a truckload’s capacity is not just determined by the maximum weight capacity. The interior space of a 53ft van trailer is 3816 cubic feet. It is very important to understand how to properly load a trailer.
HOW MANY PALLETS FIT IN A 53' TRAILER?
A full truckload can haul up to 26 standard pallets. A standard pallet has dimensions of 48×40. Pallets come in a variety of sizes so therefore the number of pallets will from shipment to shipment. It is advisable that a shipper use truckload shipping optimization software.
TRUCKLOAD RATES VS LTL RATES?
Freight-Specialist uses only carriers who meet our strict safety guideline. We make sure that the carrier’s cargo and liability insurance are 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.
Advantages of working with Freight-Specialist
Freight-Specialist understands that time is money. Our truckload carriers have a commitment to fulfill and want to deliver your freight quickly and safely. Our promise to you is simple national truckload service at the very best truckload rates. Freight-Specialist accommodates all your truckload shipping needs.
Freight-Specialist has over 25 years experience in the freight industry. We have delivered thousands of truckloads to satisfied customers nationwide. We make every attempt to safeguard your freight and deliver on our promises to you. We appreciate your trust in our company.