LTL | LESS THAN A LOAD TRANSPORT
AMT GROUP | ALL MACHINERY TRANSPORT GROUP
An LTL Less than a Load Transport is for shipments that do not require the entire available space of a truck. Less than A Load Transport can also be classified as a partial load or a load that does utilize the full capacity of a truck load and can be broken down in sections by items individually.
LTL Less than a Load Transport services are ideal for business looking to move freight that is usually under 24,000 pounds that is half or less than half of the total weight that a truck can carry.
LTL Less than a Load shipments are not exclusive to a single destination and a normal LTL shipment does not have the exclusivity of one stop pick-up and delivery. An LTL Less than a Load shipment can be picked up and dropped off between multiple locations and can be subjected to a longer shipment time.
An LTL Less than a Load shipment can also be a dedicated load where a client can request that the load is shipped as an expedited load direct to destination from pick-up.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN LTL | LESS THAN A LOAD TRANSPORT
ALL MACHINERY TRANSPORT GROUP LESS THAN A LOAD SHIPPING
Benefits: (Pros of Less Than A Load Shipping)
With LTL freight, the truck load is shared with several smaller shipments from multiple businesses, because of this your cost is shared between yourself and the other clients allowing you to only pay a fraction of the total cost of the truck.
The LTL shipping process result in fewer trucks being used that results in a lesser impact on the environment. Less than A Load shipping is commonly known as the eco-friendly way of shipping freight due to the consolidation of multiple businesses using the same resource.
Small Business Benefits
Smaller businesses ship fewer goods and when shipping goods, smaller business can evaluate cost, time and anticipated arrival logistics allowing the business to serve their clients with a more fluid service.
Drawbacks: (Cons of Less Than A Load Shipping)
With an LTL Less than a load shipment there is a definite tradeoff between price and flexibility. Because each truck contains shipments from multiple source with multiple pick-ups and delivery locations, oftentimes the pick-up can be anticipated but
the delivery can only be calculated. It is very important to include a give or take with expected delivery and arrival schedules.
With Less than a load freight, your packages and loads will be more subjected to outside exposure due to the nature of the shipment that is specifically a load on and load off classification. You load can be subjected to be unloaded and reloaded and moved depending on the general movement of other clients loads.