What are the benefits of partial truckload shipping?

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Some LTL freight shipments fall in between the standard definitions of LTL and truckload. These loads do not take up an entire truck but are often heavy, bulky or take up a lot of space. Enter partial truckload

Broken down, the immediate benefits of partial truckload shipping include:

  • Potential cost savings
  • Faster transit times
  • No freight class
  • Less opportunity for damage

Let’s a closer look at each benefit:



Partial truckloads can potentially have lower prices than heavy LTL or a full truckload for your shipment.


Faster transit times.

Your freight is moving from your dock to your destination and rarely stopping at hubs in-between. This can help you have a higher percentage of on-time deliveries.


No freight class needed.

Freight class is not required when shipping partial truckload. This means there’s little chance of your freight being re-classed and extra charges are avoided.


Lower chance of damage.

Partial truckload freight does not frequently change trucks, which means there is less handling and less chance of damages occurring.


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At Freightquote by C.H. Robinson, our freight experts leverage market-leading analytics along with our vast contract carrier network to identify when a partial truckload is the right solution for you.  

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