LTL Shipping

Combining partial loads to create full multi-stop truckloads

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Experts in LTL shipping via road freight

LTL shipping or less than truckload freight shipping (LTL) is used to transport freight that doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer or small freight. When you ship LTL you pay for the portion of the truck trailer, your freight occupies.

Our LTL experts will ensure that the departure is made on time and your cargo is secured. At DFDS, we go the extra mile when it comes to our clients. Before we load the LTL shipments onto a truck we package them onto pallets. This way your pallet is secured and will arrive safely at the destination.

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Palletised shipping for secured LTL freight

At DFDS, we use palletised shipping to provide your cargo with extra security inside the truck and avoid any unwanted damage caused by movement. It is important to use pallets each time you use LTL shipping services, for better accessibility and handling.

Palletizing can help you reduce the overall cost of the LTL shipment because a pallet is considered a single piece, no matter the number of packages. We use automated palletizers to align packages with the pallet square, therefore weight is distributed equally and there’s no uneven pressure.

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Benefits of using LTL freight shipping services

Cost efficiency

LTL shipping is cost-effective for businesses that do not have enough goods to fill an entire truck. With LTL, you only pay for the space your products occupy within the truck, rather than paying for an entire truckload.

Improved flexibility

LTL shipping provides greater flexibility in terms of pickup and delivery schedules. LTL carriers typically have a network of terminals and distribution centres, allowing for more frequent and convenient shipping options.

Reduced carbon footprint

LTL shipping can contribute to reducing the environmental impact of transportation by consolidating shipments from multiple businesses in a single truck. This leads to lower carbon emissions and less traffic congestion.

FAQs about LTL shipping

LTL, also known as less than truckload is the transportation of goods and products that do not occupy an entire truckload. These smaller goods normally result in separate shipments that are transported in a single truck.

LTL refers to less than truckload, while FTL means full truckload. The size of the freight such as the length, dimensions, height, width, and special services required to handle these goods are some of the main factors that need to be considered when opting for LTL or FTL shipping.

Yes. At DFDS we handle LTL shipments to transport freight that doesn’t require the use of an entire trailer. Book and track your LTL shipment from any device.