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Shipping Full Truckload (FTL) Freight

Full truckload freight is used for very large shipments that fill an entire shipping container. Freight that weighs over 26,000 pounds will also require full truckload shipping, and will not qualify as less than truckload (LTL) freight.

Advantages of Full Truckload Freight

Full truckload freight is a direct, door-to-door shipping service. This usually means your shipment arrives faster since it does not go through a central shipping hub. There is less risk of loss or damage, since your freight is loaded on the truck at your location and does not leave the truck until it is delivered at the destination.

Things To Know About Full Truckload Freight

Either you or your agent must be present at the destination to receive the freight shipment. Ask your transporter whether loading and unloading the truck is included in the shipping cost. If you are responsible for loading and unloading, be sure you have enough people and equipment to handle the task in a timely manner.

Pricing Full Truckload Freight

Full truckload freight is priced by the mile rather than by weight or size. Ask your transporter what additional transport fees to expect, such as taxes, tolls, fuel surcharges, and other charges.

Choosing the Right Transporter

Choosing a transporter for your full truckload freight shipment is easy through ShipRightNow. You can ask questions if you need more information from a transporter before accepting their bid, and your contact information is never shared until you accept a bid. Once you choose a transporter and accept their bid, both you and the transporter will be sent an email with contact information so you can finalize the contract and get your shipment to its destination quickly.