Freight Partners Group
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Over 75+ years in the industry
We have over 75+ years of combined experience in Transportation Logistics industry
If what you’re planning on shipping is too big to be shipped via the parcel, you have two options: full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL). The logistics behind these modes are both very different, but in the end, both will get your shipment where it needs to go.
Consider several factors when beginning your search for the right freight company for shipping your goods whether you choose FTL or LTL. Take a brief look at the overview below for each mode and also see a list of the top freight companies to help you evaluate and choose your options.
Freight Partners Group is an alliance of shipping and logistics professionals dedicated to industry advancement.
Together, we share resources and best practices to improve and protect online shipping and logistics processes while working harmoniously to leverage our collective freight spend.
Below is an overview of our service offering – if you’d like to engage us you can also request a quote.
Less-Than Truckload Shipping
If your freight is too large to be considered a parcel shipment but doesn’t need a semi-truck all to itself, it’s probably an LTL shipment. LTL freight companies combine multiple LTL shipments to create a single truck comprised of different LTL loads. This maximizes the efficiency of the truck and cuts back on costs.
LTL shipping might be the right option for you if your freight weighs over 150 lbs. but less than 15,000 lbs. and you want to lower your overall transportation costs.
Full Truckload Shipping
FTL shipments are generally considered to be the most cost-effective option for transporting cargo if the freight is capable of filling an entire trailer. Shipments that are greater than 5,000 to 10,000 lbs. are usually the ideal size for FTL shipments. The average weight that can be transported on a trailer is usually between 42,000 and 44,000 lbs.
FTL is also the go-to freight transportation option if you’re planning to ship cargo that has special requirements. These can include anything from needing a flatbed trailer to a truck with climate control for temperature sensitive products.
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When to consider choosing between FTL and LTL shipments:
- Your shipment size
- Your budget
- The goal delivery timeline
- Whether the cargo is fragile or temperature sensitive
Freight Partners Group has the network of the most well-respected ground freight trucking companies in the United States. We can also connect any other mode of shipping such as air, parcel, intermodal, and ocean just as easily. We give you access to the most competitive shipping rates in the industry for LTL and FTL shipping.