Less-Than-Truckload Shipping (LTL)
An LTL is a method of transporting goods that do not fill an entire truck, leaving space for other shipments. These packages typically range between 100 and 5,000 pounds
Full Truckload Shipping (FTL)
FTL is used for transporting goods that require an entire truck for one shipment. Typically, a full truckload is subject to one of three common maximum limits: shipping 44,000 pounds of product, accommodating 48 standard pallets, or shipping 2500 ft.³ of product. If your shipment is fragile, we recommend an FTL to ensure that it will not be moved or transferred before delivery.
Special Handling Shipping
Special handling shipping provides preferential handling of goods in dispatch and transportation (not preferential delivery). Typically, if the goods require preferential handling during the shipping process, they will also require preferential or specialized delivery services without special or preferential handling during the transportation or line-haul portion of the shipment. It is recommended as a precaution for delicate goods to prevent them from being crushed or handled roughly during delivery.
These shipments generally move directly from pickup to delivery with a dedicated, sealed trailer. If your shipments need to be expedited, an FTL can be implemented to ensure that there will be no stops for other shipments during travel. Other forms of expedited services are available through specialized LTL networks and air options.