Less than truckload services (LTL)
Less than truckload services are for shipments that
will not fill a full truck on their own.
Less Than Truckload Services
Less than truckload services are for shipments that will not fill a full truck on their own. These may be combined by the transportation company with another load that will fit with yours to create a full truck, or it may be shipped with other freight of yours to fill the truck if they are going to the same location or close to the same location. This may create shipping delays as your shipment awaits enough others to fill the full truck, and it may require transfers to other trucks along the way to reach its final destination.
How to Measure LTL
Advantages of Less Than Truckload Services
Disadvantages of LTL
The main disadvantage of a less than full truckload is that it will require a longer shipping time as it will not be likely to go from pick up location to drop off directly but will have stops and transfers.