What is truckload shipping?
Truckload shipping is the movement of large amounts of humungous cargo, generally the amount necessary to fill an entire semi-truck trailer or intermodal container. A truckload carrier is a trucking company that generally contracts an entire trailer load to a single customer.
Truckload shipping is the best method to reduce cost, transporting goods quicker and reducing the chance of damage. The shipment will be cost effective if it is large enough to require the use of the space of the trailer. Truckload shipping will also be beneficial than booking multiple LTL (less than truckload) shipments.
There are mainly three types of truckload shipment: dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated. Compared to LTL, selecting full truckload will be effective when the weight is high. Full truckload freight is very fast because it is sent to the chosen destination directly. Thus, the transit time is much less.
If the freight does not need the entire space of a truck, it is called LTL. On the other hand, the entire space of weight limit of a trailer is required for full truckload (FTL) shipments. Efficiency and productivity of the package can also be improved in truckload shipping.