Freight Shipping Modes

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We choose from multiple options when getting your freight from Point A to Point B. Known as shipping modes, these options have a big impact on the cost of your shipment, how long it spends in transit, how much it’s handled and a number of other factors that need consideration before you ship. We’ve broken them down to show you how we pick the right options for your business.

less than truckload

Less than truckload

Also referred to as LTL, less than truckload is designed for shipments larger than parcel but not large enough to require the space of a full truckload trailer. LTL is typically used for shipments between 150 and 15,000 pounds.

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full truckload

Full truckload

Full truckload involves moving bulk or pallet loads that are large enough to justify the use of an entire semi-trailer, typically more than 15,000 pounds. Full truckload can be more cost effective and reduce the opportunity for freight damage with less handling than LTL.

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partial truckload

Partial truckload

Partial truckload gives you the option to split the cost of a truck with other shippers, often resulting in cost savings. Partial truckload is a good option if your shipment is over 5,000 pounds or 6 pallets.

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Intermodal shipping typically refers to shipping with a combination of rail and truck. However, it can involve a variety of transportation modes including rail, trucks or ships to streamline the shipping process. Including rail in your freight shipping can reduce fuel use, lower costs and offer a reliable method of shipping.

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Flatbed freight shipping is a type of truckload shipping with an open bed trailer. Flatbed tucking companies move freight that is hard to load into a dry van.

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