Category: Less Than Truckload

LTL & Truckload Freight Companies: A Quick Rundown

Like LTL, complete truckload freight companies and expedited freight choices are offered for either dry and temp-controlled service for shippers. Truckload also offers liquid tankers and various flatbed mode alternatives. FTL is the most abundant freight mode service provided with approximately 700,000 for-hire motor carriers. While this does provide a variety of options for carriers, it can also feel like searching for a "needle in a haystack" when looking for …

LTL Freight Shipping Explained

All LTL freight undergoes assessment, though not all freight is examined. Next, the freight is loaded onto an outgoing trailer which will forward the freight to a breakbulk, a connection, or to the delivering terminal. An LTL delivery may be handled only once while in transit, or it might be handled several times before final delivery is achieved. Transit times for LTL freight shipping are longer than for full truckload …