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Whether you have a full truckload freight or partial truckload, we deliver optimized solutions and competitive pricing for dry van, flatbed and refrigerated freight. With relationships spanning North America, we have the capacity to cover your full truckload shipping needs.

Make the right choices for your business with help from our freight experts and patented freight shipping technology—including an enterprise TMS and e-commerce business tools. Freightquote® is easy to work with and available when you need us most.

Why ship full truckload freight (FTL) with Freightquote

  • Our large carrier network, with more than 96,000 carriers
  • Consistent capacity and reliable service
  • Customized solutions for your full truckload freight
  • Instant, competitive rates online
  • Tracking and tracing online 24/7

Full truckload freight services

  • Flatbed: Flatbed trailers are used to satisfy requirements such as loading from the side or top or shipping large pieces of equipment such as machinery or construction materials.
  • Dry van: Dry van trucks are used when the full truckload freight has no temperature-specific care requirements.
  • Refrigerated: Refrigerated trucks are used for shipping temperature-controlled cargo such as: food & beverage, floral, or chemicals and medications.

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Answers to common full load trucking questions

What is the difference between less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) shipping?

Full truckload shipping is for shippers that have enough cargo to fill an entire trailer and the pickup or delivery time is critically important to hit. LTL (less than truckload) shipping is for shippers with a cargo load that won't fill an entire trailer and the loading and delivery times are flexible. Generally speaking, full truckload can be a faster option than LTL because the shipment goes directly to its destination, whereas LTL shipments will make multiple stops before reaching the drop-off location.

How many pallets can fit in a full truckload shipment?

A truck can carry up to 30 standard pallets safely. Standard pallets are usually measured at 40” x 48”. Other pallets can be larger and require more advanced planning for full truckload shipping.

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How do I track my truckload shipment?

Tracking your truckload shipment is easy with our tracking system. You’ll simply enter your Freightquote bill of lading (BOL) number(s) into the system and it will provide a status update of your shipment.

How much weight can a full load truck carry?

The average weight a driver of a truck and trailer combination is comfortable hauling is generally between 42,000 and 44,000 pounds. Dry vans are able to carry up to 45,000 pounds. For a full truckload shipment, it’s best to ask the carrier what their weight capacity is for the trailer to make sure you won’t go over the amount they can hold with your shipment.

How to ship freight

Our freight shipping guide offers easy to follow directions and tips to help you successfully ship freight.

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Explore the benefits of full load trucking services

Dry van freight shipping

Access a large network of dry van equipment.

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Flatbed freight services

For full or partial flatbed shipping, we have a fast and easy solution for most equipment types.

Flatbed Solutions

Temperature controlled freight services

A nationwide network of refrigerated truckload equipment available for your business.

Refrigerated Solutions
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Partial truckload freight

Find a partial truckload option that fits based on your budget, transit or handling requirements.

Partial Truckload Benefits