FTL and LTL are two shipping terms that are often used but rarely explained. They simply refer to a “full truckload” (FTL) and “less than truckload” (LTL) shipment. The logistics are quite a bit different for the two different types of load, but a good logistics company knows how to manage them skillfully and take the burden off the shoulders of the client.
Difficulties with LTL Shipments
When a client needs to ship a load of freight that is too large for a parcel delivery service, he often feels that the only options left are prohibitively expensive. Renting an entire trailer to move a single pallet or skid of product is not affordable—that’s the typical dilemma for an LTL shipment.
A logistics company like ours that works with a large number of carriers, however, is able to find a trailer in your area that can take on your load along with others from the same region. If that sounds complicated, don’t worry—as your full-service logistics partner, it’s our job to make sure that your LTL shipment gets to its destination at the lowest rate possible.
Whether you have a full trailer ready to be shipped or a relatively small load that’s creating a shipping puzzle for you, please give us a call. Our expert agents are ready to help.