Less than Load | LTL

Less than load (LTL) freight is the conveying of products or goods that do not depend upon a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel.

LTL means that multiple orders are combined in a Truck Load, and is fundamentally applied by third-party logistics (3PL) operators, who combine shipments from multiple customers together in a load in a hub-and-spoke network.

Therefore, there are typically many separate shipments being transported on one truck.

Partial Truck Load | PTL

Partial Truck Load shipments inhabited a certain amount of trailer space, so it allows the carrier to haul other shipments along with it. PTL shipments don't feel the necessity for a freight class to obtain a secure rate, less handling, and it results in faster transit times.

The shipping rates for PTL is somewhat economical than Full Truck Load, but undeniably more than a smaller LTL shipment. The rates are not the same every time, they vary according to the market.

Partial vs LTL ?

These two methods are very similar, but the goal is the same: save you money by moving a smaller shipment for a lower price, since you don't have to pay for the entire truck.
Which method is best for you varies according to the type of freight, its size and weight, freight class, and your expectations regarding handling and delivery.

Our team of experts at Double Power Logistics can work with you to determine which method will best suit your needs. Whether it's a 20-foot-long piece of machinery or a single pallet of parts, we have you covered!