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Do I need LTL or TL?
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Do I need LTL or TL?

Last month we discussed the differences between two terms used in the transportation industry: LTL (Less than Truck Load) and TL (Truck Load).  Even understanding the distinction, you may still be wondering which is best for your shipment.



There are several factors to consider:


·      Cost.  Of course, budget is always a factor, but if it’s more important to save money than to arrive on a specific schedule, LTL may be preferable.


·      Size.  If the materials you are shipping exceeds 10 pallets or 10,000 pounds, FTL may be required.


·      Speed.  If your products need to arrive within 10 days, FTL is usually the better option.


·      Contents.  If your materials aren’t sensitive, LTL is a great choice.  But if you’re considered that contents are fragile , we recommend FTL.


The best way to determine what you need is to chat with a transport company.  We would be glad to discuss your preferences and develop a solution to meet your needs.  Contact us today to get started.


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