Truckload Shipping 101: The Basics

Truckload Shipping 101: The Basics


…plus everything you need to know to get a competitive truckload
freight rate What Defines a Full Truckload?

There are different kinds of truckload shipments and services,
such as cold or dry truckload shipments, flatbed freight and heavy
haul truckload shipping. A full
truckload
(FTL) is characterized by filling either a 53’ or
48’ trailer containing one shipment going from point A to point
B, or it can be a multi-stop load which will add costs. It can
range from 24 – 30 pallets or more. The amount of space the cargo
takes up can be more important than the weight of a truckload
shipment.
(Learn more about freight optimization and capacity utilization
reporting in Choptank’s new customer portal, Orbit TI®.
)
Weights can vary from 5,000 pounds all the way up to 45,000 pounds,
the latter being a more common full truckload weight.

Source: FS – Transport B.
Truckload Shipping 101: The Basics



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