LTL (Less than truckload freight shipping)
LTL or partial truck loading is a transportation option when the freight of one consigner occupies a part of the vehicle’s cargo space. That is, consignments of goods from several shippers are collected at the carrier’s warehouse, then placed in a car following in one direction..
How cargo is shipped under the LTL scheme?
After registration of LTL transportation, the car of the transport company picks up the freight from the customer’s warehouse. The consignment is delivered to the consolidation warehouse, marked and stored at the place where other LTL transportation objects are already awaiting departure. In accordance with the schedule, the carrier’s car arrives to load the groupage cargo, united by one direction of delivery. After arriving at the destination, the cargo is moved to the consolidation warehouse for subsequent delivery to the consignee’s address.
Consolidated cargo should not contain incompatible products and materials. For example, perishable and long shelf life or fragile and metal items are not allowed to be shipped in one car.