Less then Truck Load (LTL)
Multiple pickups and multiple deliveries
Depending on the delivery density of the pickup or destination area, LTL shipments typically consist of, between 5 and 20 pallets. The load is picked up from 1 or more shippers and always contains multiple deliveries. With an LTL service there is no cross docking of the load, hence the truck that is doing the pickup will also do the delivery.
For cargo that does not constitute a full truck load, this is ideal from a cost standpoint. This method however consolidates cargo from different shippers and thus increases the risk compared to FTL.