What Does FTL Mean?
Essentially, you would arrange a Full Truck Load (FTL) delivery if you needed to ship several pallets to the same place.
Your pallets would take up an entire trailer, hence the name.
Full Truck Loads normally consist of 26 standard full pallets, but this can be more if your goods are loaded to smaller pallets, i.e. a half pallet.
What's the difference between FTL and LTL?
The difference between FTL and LTL is the number of pallets you wish to ship.
With LTL, you will share the trailer with other customers who also have a smaller number of pallets to ship.
Collectively, this will make a full load; The driver will make several stops on their way to deliver your goods.
Whereas FTL is just ONE customer and ONE trailer.
For FTL deliveries, you can normally send around 26 standard full pallets all at once. The maximum number of pallets can be higher depending on pallet size.
A Full Truck Load delivery is cost-effective for large retailers or regular bulk buyers and sellers.
Are LCL and LTL the same?
In short - no. LTL is a term commonly used by hauliers for road transport, while LCL is not a term used by pallet couriers.
LCL means Less than Container Load and is used for goods transported by boat, rather than by truck.
How many pallets is FTL?
A Full Truck Load (FTL) shipment can hold up to 26 standard full pallets (more for smaller pallet sizes).
The number of pallets in each FTL depends on the size of pallets, i.e. you will fit more half pallets in a full trailer than you would full pallets.
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 within a close proximity.
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