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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FTL AND LTL

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Shipping the goods has various steps involved in it, which include figuring out shipping, packing and sending out the parcel. The very first step of figuring out shipping has various aspects to it. You need to figure which kind of shipping you want to opt for. Even when it comes to Freight Shipping there are multiple options that you can choose from. LTL and FTL are some of the most popular options that you can opt from. If it is your first time shipping, you might find yourself confused between these two types of shipping. Here is all that you need to know about these types of shipping.

FTL Shipping

Full Truckload or FTL shipping is the method that is used when there are enough products that can fill in a full truckload. In this type of shipping, the whole truck is rented, and all the goads in it are by you. It is the classic way of transporting your goods. As you would be paying for all the space in the truck. It is your decision whether you want to utilize all the space or not. When you opt for FTL it reduces the costs of transportation of heavy consignment. It also brings down the risk of damage and improves the use of trucks. It is a great option when you are looking to transport larger consignments.

LTL Shipping

LTL shipping or Low Truckload Shipping is the ideal choice when you are not looking to transport a truckload of goods. It is the perfect option for cargo that weigh between 150 to 30,000 pounds. It is a cost-effective way to transport goods. When you choose to use LTL shipping, you only pay for the space being used by you. The rest of the space in the truck is occupied by other consignments and is paid for by their business. This helps to bring down the cost of shipping quite drastically. It is the best option when you are a small business. With LTL you get to enjoy the benefits of FTL but by bearing a lower cost. Especially when you are shipping smaller packages it works out well as the packages are placed in crates or pallets which help to ensure that your package is safe.

Confused? Reach out to the shipping experts

Even when you have a large packaging that needs shipping you might find yourself confused about which type of shipping would be an ideal choice for your business. In such a situation, it is always best to reach out to the experts at Amplify Logistics. Their experience and technical know-how will be able to guide you through the process of choosing. Based on the needs and demands, they suggest which type of shipping would be best suited to your needs. When you know you have experts by your side, you can be assured of making a great decision. If you are overwhelmed with the decision-making process ask the experts for advice.