Everyday across America semi trucks with flatbed trailers, dry van trailers, and any other of the numerous types freight and equipment transporting specialized trailers travel highways, interstates, city streets and rural roads to deliver millions of pounds of freight daily. These trucks keep the economy moving, they keep businesses with the supplies and equipment they need to operate, they also keep products from businesses moving as they sell locally and nationwide. While large multi-million dollars companies or businesses may move mass amounts of freight, enough to fill entire trailers or multiple trailers for full truckload services, some businesses may not have enough products to move or have delivered to justify the need for a full semi truck load. That’s where the partial truckload service or LTL freight comes into play. What is a partial truckload service? LTL or less than truckload service was designed to accommodate the smaller businesses using freight services, by combining several smaller loads from multiple businesses to make one complete truckload.
The combining of multiple shipments in a single truckload make its more economical for these businesses to use larger freight transportation companies that they may have previously chose not too because of cost. Since these partial truckload services are designed to mostly cater to the smaller businesses that aren’t shipping freight in full truckload sizes, the use of a lift gate may be required for businesses that don’t have a loading dock or forklift available for loading and unloading. The lift gate folds out from the rear of the trailer to provide a platform that raises and lowers from the height of the trailers deck to the ground, this makes for safer loading and unloading palletized loads with the use of a pallet jack. The LTL shipment option with optional lift gate service is a standard in the shipping industry. Freight shipping companies like Freight Rate Central, Inc. specialize in LTL freight shipments; they can coordinate and plan every aspect of shipping from pick-up to delivery. The shipping services from Freight Rate Central also comes with a tracking system so you can monitor your freight as it travels to its destination, visit our website today for a free instant online freight quote today!