Full truckload shipping and its vital benefits

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  1. 1. Full truckload shipping and its vital benefitsFull Truckload shipping (FTL) is basically the movement of a large amount of freight orhomogenous cargo - the amount required to fill the entire intermodal container or semi-trailer.Full Truckload Company contracts an entire trailer load to a single customer andensure it is shipped to a specified location.Full truckload freight carrier delivers the trailer to a shipper, who is required to fill the trailerwith freight for a particular destination. The trailer is filled with freight of a single client andall the paperwork is submitted to the driver (including invoice, bills and bills for customverifications). In most of the cases, the trailer directly proceeds to the consignee and deliverthe cargo. There are rare occasions when the driver will be required to transfer the freightinto another trailer midway when transporting full truckload.Since, full truckload carrier deal in a large variety of items truckload carriers specialize ina specific type of freight. This is so because different types of equipment and insuranceformalities are required for different types of freight. So carriers either specialize in primarytransport of food and perishable items while some would specialize in moving hazardousmaterials.When is full truckload freight a right choice for you?Full truckload freight is used primarily for large shipments for large amounts of cargowhich can fill the entire shipping container of trailer. And unlike less than truckload freight,the full truckload freight is transported directly to its destination without being transferredfrom one truck to another midway thus full truckload is the safer and faster method offreight transportation.
  2. 2. You may benefit with full truckload shipping in the following conditions: If you have a shipment which is large enough to fill the entire container or trailer If your shipment has one origin and there is only one consignee (destination)Benefits of full truckload freightDepending largely on what type of freight you are shipping, there can be cost savings if youchoose to opt for full truckload. If you have had a fair idea of full truckload shipping, it willbe easy for you to enumerate the advantages of full truckload over less than truckloadshipping primarily the cost benefit. Here are three most important benefits of fulltruckload freight. If you are shipping large enough freight which can fill and entire container and theshipment has a single place of pickup and drop, then shipping the freight by fulltruckload will be less expensive as compare with LTL Full truckload is a faster method of shipment. The full truckload freight is routed on ahub system, which makes transportation a lot easier and quicker Full truckload shipping is safer. Since packages are not handled en route and are onlyhandled once each at pickup and drop off points, there is lesser chance ofmishandling and damage to the consignment In full truckload shipping, the pricing is not done on per-pound (weight) basis,instead pricing depends on lane and miles travelled. For instance, if the shipment isscheduled to a high volume destination, the shipment will be priced lesser (ascompared to a shipment marked for some other location) because it will beneficial forthe transporter.Source: http://www.usatruckingservices.ca


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