Partial truckload is a form of transportation for large goods that do not necessitate the utilization of a full truckload trailer. The term "partial truckload" refers to shipments weighing greater than 5,000 pounds or containing six or more pallets.
Partial truckload shipments require no freight class to secure a rate, involve less handling, and result in shorter travel times.
Partial truckload shipments are referred to as "volume LTL" by some carriers since they operate similarly to LTL shipments but have a lower volume than the normal less than truckload cargo.
Shippers searching for a cost-effective shipping service that lies between LTL and full truckload may consider partial truckload. Among the advantages are:
One vehicle: Partial truckload shipment permits your cargo to remain on a single truck for the entirety of the journey. When only one vehicle is used, the freight is loaded and unloaded once, resulting in less handling and faster travel times than LTL.
There is no need for a freight class: Freight class is not required for partial truckload shipping, which might save you money on freight reclassification fees if you make a mistake.
Reduced freight handling: Freight damage is lessened when it is handled less frequently. Partial truckload is appropriate for shipments that are prone to damage during loading and unloading.