Business owners and manufacturers choose full truckload shipping or FTL for a number of reasons. They may be shipping a large number of small items, a small number of large items, or something so delicate they need it to have some breathing room. There are a number of advantages to shipping FTL.
- SUPPLY POINTe’s freight broker specialists can help coordinate your full truckload shipment, whether it’s because you have enough products to fill a full truckload – usually 10 or more pallets – or you have a partial load, but you prefer a dedicated truck.
- You might choose a dedicated truck for a partial load if you’re shipping highly delicate or high-risk freight packages. Your material won’t be contending with other cargo for space, and you won’t have to worry about what’s sitting next to it.
- FTL is also faster than less-than-truckload, or LTL, shipping. Because the truck is pointed only at your one destination or group of destinations, your cargo will make it where it needs to go faster. This is another reason to choose FTL even if you don’t have enough cargo to fill a full truck – it will simply move more efficiently.
Because FTL is a dedicated service, it does usually cost more than LTL shipments. The benefit, however, is the peace of mind in knowing your cargo is staying in the same truck from point A to point B, that it’s safe the entire time, and that it’s going to get where it needs to go efficiently.