If you need to ship freight weighing more than about 5,000 lbs, it may be appropriate to move it as a partial or full truckload shipment. If your freight will require the entire weight or length capacity of the trailer, or if you do not want the truck to make any other stops, you require a full truckload. The most common over-the-road trailers can hold up to 44,000 lbs, but there are many variations in equipment and capacity. If your freight will not require the entire capacity, you may be able to save money by shipping it as a partial truckload or an LTL Shipment. Between the weights of about 5,000 and 12,000 lbs there is an area of crossover between LTL and partial truckload, and a Top Flight Concepts agent can help you decide which mode is right for your shipment.
Partial and full truckload shipments are priced differently than LTL shipments, and rates fluctuate daily depending on market conditions. Freight brokers like TFC help you secure a low rate by leveraging their relationships, reputation, and payment history to negotiate with carriers. TFC has relationships with hundreds of freight companies, and we thoroughly investigate all of our carriers to ensure they have a good record for safety, sufficient cargo insurance, and a good reputation for service. If you have a partial or full truckload shipment to move, please call 855-SHIPTFC to speak with one of our friendly experts. Unlike LTL, we may not be able to give you an instant quote, but we will listen to your requirements, and you can rest assured we will find the best possible carrier and rate in a timely manner.