What does FTL mean?

Arranging a pallet delivery or multiple deliveries is a huge responsibility, but when business is on the rise and demand for your goods multiplies, finding the most cost-effective shipping service is crucial and your decision could even save valuable money. 

You would arrange a Full Truck Load (FTL) delivery if you needed to ship several pallets to the same place. Your pallets alone would take up the full truck, hence the name.

Full Truck Loads normally consist of 24 or more pallets and a delivery vehicle is allocated to transport your items to the specified delivery location.

What's the Difference Between FTL and LTL?

The difference between FTL and LTL is the number of pallets each customer wants to send. With LTL, multiple customers may have a small number of pallets to ship and they all share the same trailer. This then makes up a full load, but the driver has several delivery points to stop at along the way.

FTL is just one customer who requires an entire trailer for their pallets. For FTL deliveries, a customer can normally send around 24 pallets at once to one area. The maximum number of pallets can be higher depending on capacity.

A Full Truck Load delivery is the most cost-effective option for any large retailers or regular bulk buyers and sellers.

Are LCL and LTL the Same?

LCL and LTL are two terms often used in haulage and logistics. LCL refers to shipping via container to an overseas location, while LTL refers to shipping by truck.

Less than Container Load is similar to LTL in terms of capacity, i.e. the container load is shared between multiple customers who have a few pallets each.

How Many Pallets is FTL?

A Full Truck Load (FTL) shipment can hold up to 24 pallets or more. The number of pallets in each FTL depends on the size of the delivery vehicle, i.e. the larger the vehicle, the more pallets it will hold.

How Many Pallets is LTL?

A Less than Truckload (LTL) shipment can hold between 1 and 6 pallets. With LTL, the trailer is shared between multiple different customers and their pallets, all delivered to different addresses.

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