Less Than Load

LTL freight shipping definition.

Less than truckload freight shipping (LTL) is used for the transportation of small freight or when freight doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer. This shipping method can be used when freight weighs between 100 and 20,000 pounds. 

When shipping LTL, the shipper pays only for the portion that the freight occupies on the required trailer as the remainder of the space will be consolidated with additional freight for other shippers that are due to ship in a similar direction. There are a number of benefits to shipping via LTL.

Benefits of LTL shipping.

  • Reduces costs: When booking an LTL shipment, you only pay for the portion of the trailer used. The remainder of the cost will be divided amongst the other trailer occupants.
  • Better for Small Businesses: companies that may have a more limited shipping need can benefit from the cost savings of our LTL services.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Consolidating shipments is similar to carpooling as in it reduces the additional trucks and the extra fuel emissions.

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