Author: Adam Robinson
Full truckload shipping is generally less expensive than other over the road transportation modes. Less-than-truckload (LTL) has more stops, touch points, and risk. It takes more time to get shipments to consumers. Remember time is money, and if your product sits in the back of an LTL van for several days, your consumers will flock to your competitors. Instead of throwing in the towel, shippers can leverage full truckload shipping to ship LTL shipments in the back of a full-size van or trailer. How? Well, it goes back to knowing when to put two and two together to make four, with four being full truckload and two being an LTL shipment.
The Problem: Shippers Using LTL-Exclusive Shipping Have Minimal, If Any, Profitability in Freight Spend
Shippers have been bartered with the topic of LTL shipping for years, including how to make better use of it, reduce freight spend and leverage technology. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend. Yet, shippers should consider using a transportation consolidation program, as explained in the