Partial truck transport is a combination of shipping from LTL and FTL. Although less than truckload (LTL) shipping is perfect for shipping a few pallets. This system would accommodate the delivery using many different trucks and distribution centers. For LTL facilities, handling a shipment three or more times is not unusual. Load handling can occur a lot throughout the process. You can save a lot of money from an LTL delivery. In general, shipping LTL will have longer delivery times. This depends on the availability of the carrier and the space of the truck.
Full truck load (FTL) transport uses a trailer storage to hold it. This method provides direct routes and will only handle the load once. FTL tends to be faster.
Faster Delivery For A Lower Price
Shipping Partial Truckload (PTL) handles deliveries ranging from 6 to 18 pallets. PTL deliveries have weight limits ranging from 8000kg to 27000kg. This type of shipping is going to compete with LTL rates while providing slower times than FTL service delivery.
Freight shipping transfers most of the shipments through trade routes. If you are on these routes, your pick-up and delivery service times will be short. Outside these lanes, providers will add additional days to plan your PTL shipment pickup.
Heavy goods are often not eligible for partial truckload freight.
The benefits of Partial Truckload shipping
- Less points stops, less cargo handling and cargo insurance options.
- F reight class classifications is not needed for Partial truckload services.
- Cheaper than LTL shipping when your product is not heavy, but takes up space.