Benefits of Full Truckload Shipping

25 Feb 2021 Freight Shipping

Full truckload shipping is the perfect solution for businesses that are shipping enough product to fill an entire truck. If you are unsure about the benefits of full truckload shipping and whether or not it is the best option for your business requirements, the dedicated team of freight shipping experts from C&D Logistics can answer any questions you might have.

Learn more about the differences between full truckload and less-than-truckload shipping.

Some of the main benefits of FTL shipping include:

1. Faster Delivery

Full truckload shipping tends to be a faster delivery option when compared to LTL shipping because the shipment leaves for its destination as soon as it is loaded onto the truck without having to wait for other freight to be loaded as well. Since FTL shipments are delivered to one location, time is not wasted on stopping to pick up other cargo or to transfer the load to a delivery vehicle along the way.

2. Reduced Risks

If you are planning on shipping sensitive products, such as valuable equipment or pharmaceuticals, utilizing FTL shipping will ensure that there are fewer points of contact with your products, minimizing the risk of damages. Using full truckload shipping also means that your cargo will have the entire truck to itself so you will not have to worry about your products being damaged by another shipper’s cargo or about your cargo potentially damaging someone else’s cargo.

3. Fewer Requirements

Compared to less-than-truckload shipping which requires every shipping unit to be accurately measured and weighed, choosing to use full truckload shipping means that you will have fewer requirements to deal with before your products can be transported to their destination. Make sure to talk to your 3PL provider to learn more about the requirements you will need to meet in order to use FTL shipping.

4. Negotiable Rates

While the rates for LTL shipping are usually set in stone, full truckload rates tend to be set in time based on the current market. This means that your third-party logistics provider will have the opportunity to negotiate a better rate for your shipment.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of full truckload shipping, or if you are interested in their FTL shipping services, please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on their website. You can also stay up to date with the latest news by following them on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.