What Does FTL Mean?

Essentially, if you've got a lot of pallets to send to one destination, you'd go for a Full Truck Load (FTL) delivery. Your pallets fill up the entire trailer, which is why it's called "Full Truck Load."

Typically, Full Truck Loads include around 26 regular full pallets, but that number can go up if you're using smaller pallets, like half pallets.


What's the difference between FTL and LTL?

The main distinction between FTL (Full Truck Load) and LTL (Less Than Truck Load) comes down to how much you're looking to ship.

With LTL, you're essentially sharing the trailer with other customers, each shipping a smaller number of pallets. All these pallets come together to fill up the trailer, and the driver makes multiple stops along the way to drop off everyone's goods.

On the flip side, FTL is a bit more straightforward. It's just you as the customer and one entire trailer all to yourself.

For FTL shipments, you typically have the capacity to send around 26 standard full pallets all in one go, although the maximum number of pallets can vary based on their size.

FTL deliveries tend to be a cost-effective option for large retailers or folks who regularly deal in bulk quantities.


Are LCL and LTL the same?

In a nutshell, the answer is no. LTL is a lingo you often hear from hauliers in the road transport industry; LCL isn't a term used by pallet couriers.

LCL stands for Less than Container Load, and is used in maritime shipping, not the trucking business.


How many pallets is a full truckload?

In an FTL shipment, you can send around 26 regular full pallets, and even more if you're dealing with smaller-sized pallets.

The exact count of pallets you can load up in each FTL depends on the size of the pallets. Just to give you an idea, you'll be able to squeeze in more half pallets into a full trailer compared to full-sized ones.


How many pallets is a less than truck load?

An LTL shipment can handle anywhere from 1 to 10 pallets.

In LTL shipping, the trailer is used by several customers, each with their own pallets, and these pallets are delivered to various addresses nearby.

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