What is Less-Than-Truckload Shipping?

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Truckload ShippingWhat is Less-Than-Truckload Shipping?

If you have driven down any major American freeway, you have likely noticed hundreds of semi-trucks on the move. The vast majority of these trucks, especially those with 53 foot trailers, are operated by FTL carriers. Simply put, an FTL, or Full-TruckLoad carrier, specializes in hauling loads that fill the entirety of the load carrying space. So what happens if you are a small business owner with only a few pallets to ship? If you were to contract with an FTL carrier, you would pay for the full trailer space, but only receive the benefits of hauling your small volume load. But thankfully, there is a better solution, namely LTL shipping from Pronto Delivery.

Why LTL?

Think of it this way. Trucking companies and truck drivers themselves make the majority of their income when they are loaded, and the closer a trailer is to full, the better. At the same time, the benefits of hauling a fully loaded trailer are felt at the pumps especially because the costs of hauling an empty trailer are nearly just as expensive as traveling fully loaded. If an FTL trucking company were to charge only for the weight of a load, but dedicate an entire trailer to this load, they would constantly lose money.

The beauty of less-than-truckload freight services or LTL is the method by which they fill their trailers. Instead of relying on one customer’s load to comprise an entire shipment, LTL carriers combine the loads of multiple customers, thus reducing the overall costs to each customer and increasing efficiency by leaps and bounds. Even more importantly, LTL shippers specialize in high-value, high-priority shipments requiring special care and speedier delivery.

Pronto Delivery

At Pronto Delivery, LTL shipping is our specialty. For nearly thirty years, we have been providing the Dallas, Texas region and surrounding communities with high-quality, on-time shipping services. We are freight specialists, and whether you need to haul two skids across town, or an overnight delivery across the state, we are here for you. Give us a call today at 866-691-9107, and let us show you why we are the best in Texas at less-than-truckload shipping services.

 

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