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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