Logistics, LTL, and TL
Trucking logistics refers to the process of planning, coordinating, and executing the transportation of goods and materials by truck. This involves managing various aspects of the shipping process, such as route planning, load optimization, carrier selection, and delivery tracking.
Truckload (TL) shipping refers to the transportation of a full truckload of goods from one location to another. TL shipments typically weigh over 10,000 pounds and require the use of an entire truck. This type of shipping is best suited for large companies or businesses with high-volume shipping needs.
Less than truckload (LTL) shipping refers to the transportation of smaller shipments that do not require a full truckload. LTL shipments typically weigh between 150 and 10,000 pounds and are combined with other LTL shipments to fill a truck. This type of shipping is best suited for small to medium-sized businesses or individuals who do not have enough goods to fill an entire truck. LTL shipping can be more cost-effective than TL shipping since the cost is shared among multiple shippers.