Full Tuckload Services (FLT)
Full truck load services are for a load that is large enough to fill an entire truck and must be shipped alone with no other freight.
Full Truck Load Services
Full truck load services are for a load that is large enough to fill an entire truck and must be shipped alone with no other freight. This is a common service provided for both short and long distances.
How to Measure a Full Truck Load?
The size of a full truck load will vary with the size of the truck used, so a smaller shipment can still be a full truck load if a smaller truck is used.
The size of a full load is calculated by the weight the truck can handle or the dimensions of the inside of the truck. For heavier products, a truck will reach full capacity of weight before it reaches full volume, and for lighter items, the volume of the truck will fill before the weight capacity is met, so it is important to provide both as close as possible to the shipping company to request your quote.
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Benefits of Full Truck Load
The main benefits of shipping a full truck load is that the truck will pick up only your shipment and deliver only your shipment. This means there will be no transferring of your products to a different form of transport or to a different truck part way, creating less opportunity for loss, and it will not intermingle other products decreasing the likelihood of it being delivered to the wrong place. This form of shipping is also faster as there not many stops between pick up and drop off, allowing your freight to reach its destination quickly.
It may also be more cost-effective to ship a full truck load then to ship partial loads, as there is no need for the company to try and fill the extra space or send a truck that is not full. Sending a truck that is not full can create a loss of income for the transport company as they are still paying the driver and fees, plus fuel, to send the truck when they could earn more by sending it fully.
Alternatives to Full Truck Load
When a shipment is not a full truck load there are a few other options available. One is to keep the shipment until a second one is going to the same location or close to and shipping it together as a full load. When this s not feasible, a smaller truck may be used to ship the load, or a partial load can be used and combined with the freight of another shipper to create a full load. Each of these has advantages and disadvantages, it may be more cost-effective to ship a full load, but if a transport company has room left in a truck and wants to fill it before departure, it may be more cost-effective to send you a partial load with that shipment. By building a working relationship with your shipping company, you can be assured of the best possible service and have assistance choosing the correct way to send your shipment.