So, what is Full Truckload (TL) shipping and when should I use it?
There are a lot of factors when thinking about freight shipping. And the assessment of each factor can help move you toward the most efficient and cost effective shipping method based on your customer needs.
Some of the factors involved with freight are freight dimensions (made up of length, width and height), freight classification and special services (Blanket wrap, headload, expedited, etc) are all things to consider when choosing a shipping method.
So, when should I use a truckload (TL)?
When you have enough items to fill an entire truck.
When you prefer a whole truck dedicated to your goods.
When the freight is time sensitive.
When the weight makes it more cost effective than less than truckload.
When you have a full truckload (TL), shipments will typically travel on only one truck with one destination, making delivery time estimates more accurate and fast in comparison to less than truckload (LTL) shipping.
Truckload (TL) also makes sense when the freight weighs more than 15,000 pounds, or the company has more than 10 pallets worth of goods to transport.