FTL shipping is short for Full Truckload shipping. This method of shipping is the most efficient if your products are going to occupy the entire truckload. It’s easy to know whether you are going to need full truckload shipping or less than truckload shipping. If you have enough freight to load a 48 or 53-foot trailer more than halfway, then FTL shipping is your best option. Shipping FTL offers options for fragile, high-risk, hazardous cargo, and more.
You will typically use FTL shipping when you need to ship ten or more pallets of cargo. FTL shipping is ideal if time is a major factor. Full truckload shipping usually travels from point A to point B, whereas LTL shipping can have multiple shipping locations before reaching point B. With FTL shipping, only people directly associated with your shipment will come into contact with your products. With LTL shipping, they could transfer your products from tuck to tuck before they reach the final destination. Fewer hands on your products typically result in a lower risk of damage to your items.