Truckload Freight

Trucking accounts for the majority of over-the-road shipping in the United States and is an important factor in its economy.

Dry vans, reefers, and various open deck equipment are all available as part of a whole truckload deal.

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Truckload shipping is the transportation of significant quantities of goods via a truck trailer.

Full truckload shipments are generally sent in trailers that can carry up to 45 pallets or 43,000 pounds of goods. The dimensions of a normal FTL trailer are 48 feet or 53 feet long.

Here at GTO 2000, we are experts in arranging shipments of all sizes. We have a wide variety of equipment and services to offer, ensuring that your goods are transported safely and securely.

If you’re looking for a reliable, affordable truckload shipping solution, please contact us today. We would be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and provide you with a free quote.

FAQs

What is the distinction between FTL (Full-truckload) and LTL (Less-than-truckload)?

FTL is designed to transport huge quantities of goods that can fill the entire truck trailer. LTL, on the other hand, is intended to move a limited amount of freight from various suppliers.

There are also significant differences between LTL and truckload freight pricing. Unlike LTL, full truckload shipping does not have a density-based price system, commonly known as freight classification.

 

What are the advantages of shipping by truckload?

Small and big shippers may both utilize truckload shipping. You will benefit the most from FTL if you have enough freight to fill the trailer and ship items regularly.

A truckload is generally more expensive than LTL. However, if you have huge, high-volume shipments to carry, it may be less costly. When that’s the case, shipping FTL will be a lot more cost-effective than making numerous LTL orders.

In LTL, you might have a variety of trucks and trailers available to transport your freight. If it’s just your freight on the truck, it won’t be handled as much as in LTL. This considerably lowers the chance of cargo damage because, in most cases, your products are only picked up and dropped off once.

 

What is faster: LTL or FTL?

LTL is often slower than truckload shipping because the vehicle does not make numerous stops during the journey.

In LTL, the route would include numerous stops to drop off and collect freight from various shippers. In FTL, your cargo is carried in a single truck, which reduces transit times.

 

What is LTL?

In Less-than-truckload (LTL), carriers combine your goods with those from other suppliers, thus ensuring that your load isn’t the only goods on the truck. Your goods will be transferred from one terminal to the next, several times, until it reaches their ultimate destination, thus increasing transit time.

Due to their refrigerated nature, LTL refrigerated trucks are more difficult to locate than dry vehicles. Furthermore, because LTL reefer carriers have set routes that may not accommodate your goods’ origin and destination, they are more expensive than standard LTL.

 

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Contact GTO 2000 to receive a full review of your inbound and outbound freight data and to learn more about how we approach both FTL and LTL shipping.