Demystifying Freight Shipping: Understanding the Difference Between FTL and LTL Services with Inov8ive Transport & Logistics
Are you looking for efficient pallet deliveries within Australia? Inov8ive Transport & Logistics offers cost-effective, reliable solutions tailored to your needs. Whether your cargo fills a Full Truck Load (FTL) or a Less Than Truckload (LTL), we have got you covered!
Partnerships and Services
With years of industry expertise, we’ve established partnerships with top transport companies across Australia, which allows us to provide unparalleled pallet delivery services. Our services include:
At Inov8ive, we take pride in being a trusted transport network. Whether you have a single pallet, an LTL, or an FTL, you can trust us to deliver your freight safely and on time.
Flexibility and Competitive Pricing
We understand the challenges of shipping across the country, especially for newcomers to the industry. That’s why we offer flexibility in freight volume, accurate transit times, fully tracked services, and competitive pricing. Book your delivery option, and we’ll handle the rest.
Understanding FTL and LTL
Regarding freight services, it’s crucial to understand your options and choose the right one for your needs. In this article, we’ll provide a straightforward yet comprehensive overview of FTL and LTL services to guide you through your decision-making process.
FTL (Full Truckload)
FTL typically involves shipments of over 20 standard Australian pallets. The number of pallets depends on their size and trailer configuration. A standard semi-trailer can carry approximately 22-24 pallets (around 23-25 tonnes). For larger shipments, B-doubles can handle about 34 pallets (34-36 tonnes), while road trains accommodate up to 44 pallet spaces (46-48 tonnes).
Inov8ive specialises in shipping various pallet types, including oversized, mini, stackable, and non-stackable. Just provide us with collection and delivery addresses, pallet measurements, and quantities for a direct quote.
FTL shipments guarantee the safety of your cargo. By booking FTL, your freight remains on a single truck from collection to direct delivery, avoiding multiple handling and warehouse transfers. This option is ideal for high-value or fragile goods and offers faster point-to-point delivery with precise transit times. You retain complete control, even after collection, with the flexibility to change the delivery address without significant additional costs.
Considerations for FTL
However, consider that FTL requires loading and unloading facilities at collection and delivery points, as well as safe access for articulated trucks.
LTL (Less Than Truckload)
LTL applies to shipments comprising 1-10 pallet spaces, with a total weight between 500kg and 10,000kg. Each pallet can weigh up to 1200 kg and measure up to 240 cm in height. If you’re shipping oversized or mini pallets, we’ll recommend the most suitable option.
Benefits of LTL
LTL is an excellent choice for cost-effective shipping of smaller volumes when urgency isn’t a concern. Remember that LTL shipments share space with other consignments on the same truck, which may lead to transfers between vehicles during transit. This factor can affect estimated transit times, particularly for fragile shipments.
Transit Time Calculations
Transit time calculations for FTL and LTL differ, influenced by the number of stops the truck makes to deliver other consignments and the scheduled delivery point along the journey.
In conclusion, understanding the distinctions between FTL and LTL services is crucial for making informed shipping decisions. At Inov8ive Transport & Logistics, we’re here to guide you through the process and provide tailored solutions for your cargo needs. He number of stops the truck makes to deliver other consignments and the scheduled delivery point along the journey. In conclusion, understanding the distinctions between FTL and LTL services is crucial for making informed shipping decisions. At Inov8ive Transport & Logistics, we’re here to guide you through the process and provide tailored solutions for your cargo needs.