What is LTL Shipping?

If your company needs to send out a large shipment, you can obviously use trucking services to do it. But what happens if you have a shipment that’s large but not large enough to fill up a full 48- or 53-foot trailer? Well, in that case, it would be more beneficial for you to take advantage of what is called LTL, or Less Than Truckload, shipping. This type of shipping is ideal for those companies that want to send out a shipment quickly but don’t necessarily want to use a truck to do it.

The Benefits of LTL Shipping

When you arrange to have LTL shipping done, the company you work with will typically put your shipment on to the same truck as shipments from other companies. This requires some logistical coordination on the part of the shipping company since they have to figure out how to pick up everything that will go on their truck for LTL shipping. But it will make perfect sense for you since you’ll get the benefits that come along with shipping items on a truck without necessarily having to pay for a full truck when you are only going to fill up part of it.

There are many benefits you will enjoy with LTL shipping. The first is that your shipment will be processed quickly and will arrive at its final destination within a matter of just days, if not sooner, in most cases. Another benefit is that you will save a lot of money with LTL shipping as opposed to FTL, or Full Truckload, shipping. You will also get the peace of mind that comes along with shipping all of your items in one load rather than trying to send them out in smaller parcels. Overall, you will love the way LTL shipping works and the options it provides for you.

At Affiliated Warehouse Companies, we can provide you with the LTL consolidation services you need. Call us at 732-739-2323 today to find out more about them.