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[Video] Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Vs. Partial Truckload (PTL) Shipping

Companies that have freight to ship, yet don't need to entire capacity of a 48-/53-foot trailer have a ton of options to choose from. Two of the most common non-dedicated services these shippers select are less-than-truckload (LTL) and partial truckload (PTL) freight shipping services. 

Each of these services has a list of advantages and disadvantages to consider before deciding between them. In this video, we'll quickly define LTL and PTL shipping and outline the pros and cons of each. 

While this isn't an exhaustive breakdown of either of them, it should give you a good understanding of what you're getting with each choice. 

For a more in-depth comparison of these services, check out this article: Partial Truckload (PTL) Vs. Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping: a Head-To-Head Analysis

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Brad Modaff

Written by Brad Modaff

Brad began his career as a national sales representative with ATS in late 2019. Since that time, Brad has thoroughly enjoyed the relationships he maintains with his customers. The competitive nature of the sales world keeps Brad on his toes as he responds to the needs of his customers and the fluctuations in the transportation market. He wouldn't have it any other way.

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