Freight shipping modes of types
There are various modes of freight transport including less than truckload, truckload, intermodal, partial truckload and expedited. We have broken each of these down following:Less than truckload:
Less than the lorry load is also known as LTL for transport larger than the parcel but not big enough to require a full lorry load trailer space. For shipments of 150-15 000 pounds, LTL is normally used.Full truckload:
Full truckload involves large or pallet loads moving, which are usually larger than 15,000 pounds to justify the use of the entire half trailer. A full load can be cheaper and reduce the chance of damage caused by freight with lower handling than LTL.Partial truckload:
A partial truckload allows you to split the cost of a car with other carriers, which often saves costs. A partial truckload is a good alternative if your freight is more than 5,000 or 6 pallets.Intermodal:
Typically intermodal shipping
is the shipping of a rail and truck combination. In order to streamline the process, however, it may involve a range of transport modes, including railways, trucks or ships. Rail shipments can also decrease the fuel utilization, lower costs and provide a trustworthy transport method.Expedited:
Expedited freight is time-critical transportation, where cargo has to be delivered promptly. The most common way of transporting expedited goods is truck or air.