[Podcast] How Does Transit Timing Change Between LTL, PTL and FTL Freight Shipments? (& How to Plan Accordingly)


If you’ve recently, or ever, used less-than-truckload or partial-truckload transportation services for your freight, you’re probably wondering why the transit timing for these shipments is so hard to predict -- especially at the time of pick up. 

This can be extremely frustrating especially if you consider that your full-truckload shipments frequently arrive quicker than these other shipping services. Why does this happen though? It seems backward, if anything a truck fully loaded with your freight should have a longer transit time than one that has less to move . . . right?

Like everything else in this industry, the more you’re able to understand these methods for shipping smaller amounts of freight and what influences their transit timing, the better. 

In this episode of Beyond The Road, let’s speak to a longtime transportation-industry professional who will explain why transit timing changes between LTL, PTL and FTL shipments so that you can set your expectations accordingly.

Information covered in this episode:

  • What is LTL Shipping?
  • What is PTL Transportation?
  • What is FTL or Dedicated Shipping?
  • Unpacking LTL Transit Timing
  • Unpacking PTL Transit Timing
  • Unpacking FTL Transit Timing
  • What Majorly Impacts On-time Delivery?

Read the article: Why is My Freight Shipment Taking So Long? [LTL, PTL and FTL Comparison]

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Tags: Transportation Solutions, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping, Podcast

Josh Gewecke

Written by Josh Gewecke

As a national sales manager, Josh strives to provide a personalized approach to serving new and existing customers. While he focuses on less-than-truckload (LTL), over-dimensional and project freight, he’ll find whatever solution serves his customers best by partnering with his peers and working with his team. He loves learning — particularly about new ways to get freight delivered safely, on time and within budget.

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