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LTL Services

What is LTL?

In a nutshell, LTL is when freight occupies a part of the whole trailer, and the client has to pay for occupied space only. It allows minimizing cost expenses as your freight will be delivered together with other clients’ cargo.


The difference between LTL and FTL is simple. A client needs FTL when its freight needs the whole or almost whole space of a truckload. So, if a shipment has 15,000 pounds or more than 24 feet, then FTL is an option. Also, FTL is the right choice for you if your freight is time-sensitive because transit time is longer for LTL comparing to FTL.

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How can your business benefit from LTL?

Small and medium businesses can benefit a lot by using LTL. Top 5 reasons to opt for LTL:

  • First of all, you save money as you do not have to pay for the unused space.
  • For those who care about the environment, the biggest plus is eco-friendliness. Using LTL allows us to reduce the carbon footprint and care about our planet.
  • Logistic companies pay special attention to freight security. Once you transfer your goods to the logistic company, you may be sure that it will be delivered safely.
  • Also, logistic companies use tracking systems. So, a client may check the progress of its shipment at any time.
  • In case if you need special requirements, the transportation company may offer you services like liftgate, inside delivery, freeze protection, notification upon shipment.

How does LTL work?

There are two methods consolidated and hub-and-spoke LTL. The consolidation warehouses collect all the freights and deliver them directly to the final destination. In the case of the traditional hub-and-spoke model, freights from different shippers are gathered at one warehouse and then delivered to another warehouse until they reach the final destination. Both methods work great, and you need to choose the one that satisfies your business needs.