LTL(Less-Than Truckload Shipment) is a shipment that does not require an entire trailer. LTL shipments can range from 1 - 6 non-stackable standard sized pallets, crates, large parcels or other shipping units which do not fill an entier trailer.
This method allows the driver to haul shipments from mutliple shippers where the freight weight is between 150 - 15,000 lbs per shipment. Each pallet/box should not exceed 2500 lbs.
FTL(Full Truckload Shipment) is a shipment of goods that requires a full truck, or a load occupying an entire truck. FTL shipments can be shipped via van, refrigerated truck or flatbed.
This shipping method can be used when the freight shipment weighs up to 45,000 lbs, depending on the trailer type.
A commercial or business location with a loading dock or forklift. A lift gate service, to raise/lower your shipment, is not required.
Additional inside pickup/delivery service options are available if standard driveway, garage, or porch delivery will not meet your needs.
A commercial or business location without a loading dock or forklift. A lift gate service, to raise/lower your shipment, is required.
A location that is considered a home or home-based business.
A lift gate service, to raise/lower your shipment, is required for residential deliveries.
A location that may be difficult to navigate with large trucks, require additional paperwork or codes to get through gated access areas.
Some common examples include storage facility/unit, farms, camps, religious institutions, militiary bases, trade shows, schools, universities, port, marinas, prisons, government facilities, hotels, golf courses, car dealerships, etc.
Limited access costs vary by carrier.