FTL Shipping Versus LTL Shipping.
FTL shipping stands for Full Truck Load, while LTL stands for Less Than a Full Truckload. When it comes to shipping goods and cargo, you have many options. And, depending on various factors you may choose one over the other when shipping your freight. Of course, the size of your shipment is one consideration, speed of delivery is another, and still, another is the cost of shipping.
When shipping your freight LTL, it will be sharing space on a truck. These types of loads usually weigh-in somewhere between 50 to 10,000 pounds. With LTL, you only pay for the space you’re using on that truck. LTL shipping is best for small businesses that don’t need to ship in bulk and need shipping that can meet their budgets. The only caveat with LTL is that, due to frequent stops to drop off the cargo of the shared trailer, the shipping time is longer.