What is FTL Shipping?

What is FTL Shipping?

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.

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Why Choose FTL Shipping?

FTL shipping provides various benefits. One of the most important aspects is that FTL shipping requires fewer stops, meaning your products will arrive at their destination quicker than LTL shipping. Another thing to factor when considering FTL shipping is the savings. It is more cost effective to ship the same volume than breaking your shipments up into smaller loads. You will experience fewer weight restrictions with FTL shipping because you are using the full truck.
Smaller shipments could also benefit from full truckload shipping. For instance, if your shipment is high risk, FTL may be the better option. FTL shipments stay on the same truck the entire duration of travel and will not be transported from one truck to the next during transport, so there’s less risk of damage. It’s also quicker than LTL shipping. With fewer stops, there is also a lower risk of having your shipment delayed. Below are some benefits of FTL shipping.

  • Faster Shipping
  • Increased Security
  • Better bargaining power
  • Additional backhaul opportunity
  • Fewer weight restriction
  • Shipping without additional stops
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Why Use TKO Logistics?

TKO Logistics uses a top of the line fleet of the latest Cascadia models, providing our drivers with comfort and the tools they need to get the job done. We are committed to safety, integrity, and more, devoting ourselves to our customers to always get it right, or to make it right. We move quickly to serve our customers and employ industry leaders to ensure we deliver and adapt to your changing logistics needs. You can reach us at (630) 592-4744 or by visiting our contact us page.