Understanding the Difference between FTL and LTL Shipping

When shipping freight with Tenax Transport, there are various options available. It comes with the complexity of having to decide whether you want to ship Less-than-truckload (LTL) or Full Truckload (FTL). In North America especially, these are the two commonly used options for transportation.

 LTL Shipping

It is a budget-friendly option as you share the shipping cost with other customers. In LTL, it caters to shipments that are small in volume and cannot fill the entire truck. The transportation company fills the capacity of the truckload with deliveries for other customers who also have small shipments.

Here, you will only pay for the travel time and area that your products occupy. It comes with the challenge of extended delivery times. The shipment makes several stops, and there may need to be some unpacking and re-packing of goods, done.

It is a cost-effective transportation option and suitable for small businesses. When you work with an experienced logistics company such as our own Tenaxx Logistics, we try to reduce your cost, by matching regular shipments with yours that are headed in your direction.

 FTL Shipping

It caters for two scenarios. One you have goods that fill a full truckload. It also applies when you opt for a dedicated truck. It is suitable for businesses that are shipping 10 or more pallets. It is also ideal when transporting packages that are high risk.

Its number one advantage is that it is faster than LTL shipping. When shipping freight that’s delicate, this may be your best choice. If your products have high consumer demand, an FTL is ideal as goods remain in the truck from one point to another.

Before you choose the option of transportation of your cargo, you first have to consider its size, your budget, time of delivery and type of shipment. Transportation of fragile, large and time-sensitive goods, is efficient through FTL.