Full Truckload (FTL) and Less than Truckload (LTL) can be used together to make for a more efficient, cost-effective, and timely movement of freight. It all comes down to effective freight allocation for your business and knowing when to use one choice over the other.
Less than Truckload (LTL) shipping is used for the transportation of small freight or when freight doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer. For a small business that doesn’t ship in large quantities that need to be budget-friendly, this is a great option.
There are several advantages for a business to use LTL shipping.
When shipping LTL, the shipper pays for a portion of the trailer used. Specific LTL shipping prices are determined by several factors. The distance from the origin to the destination, the dimensions, model, and type of product. The final factor in determining LTL shipping rates is the presence of accessorials. Assessorials are anything extra beyond basic transportation. These include the need for special equipment and services, liftgates, inside pickup errors in paperwork and reclassification, to name a few.
Full Truckload (FTL) shipping means that the shipment will take up an entire truck by itself.
FTL offers several more advantages to LTL.
When deciding on the most appropriate type of shipment for your freight, always keep in mind the size of your shipment, your budget, how fragile the freight is, and how quickly you need your shipment to reach its destination.
If you are shipping freight that is a high risk, then FTL may be the better option, even if the size is smaller. Therefore, it is best to work with a company that specializes in shipping logistics, they understand how to give you the best most efficient and cost-effective solution for every shipping situation. PPLUS Global is a leader with the resources to make your company shine with clients every time.