Truckload shipping, whether Full Truckload (FTL) or Less Than Truckload (LTL), is one of the most efficient, cost effective ways for you to ship your merchandise while keeping your shipping cost down.
When you’re shopping around for competitive freight quotes, first determine how much merchandise you’re shipping.
- Truckload capacity is usually around 25 or 26 pallets (standard size – 48 x 48); this would be considered a full truckload (FTL),
- Anything less than that would be considered less than truckload (LTL).
With full truckloads all your merchandise gets consolidated into one truck which makes it a little less expensive, less prone to damage during transit, and typically arrives much faster than LTL shipments.
There are a few ways for a shipper to load a truck to maximize the amount of merchandise a 53 foot dry van trailer can haul. The way a truck is loaded depends on many factors but the most being the commodity being shipped.
If you have any questions regarding Full Truckloads (FTL) or Less Than Truckloads (LTL) and how it can help you lower your shipping costs, Freight-Specialist would be happy to answer those questions. Get a FREE FREIGHT QUOTE from us to see how much we can save you on your Full Truckload (FTL) or Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipment.