Advantages of Full Truckload (FTL) Logistics and Shipping from Unyson
HERE ARE IMPORTANT REASONS TO CONSIDER FTL SERVICES.
- FTL shipping offers faster delivery times than LTL, since the cargo does not have to be combined with other shipments, broken down in a transfer warehouse, and then scheduled for delivery along with other loads.
- For organizations with high shipping volume, and/or ones that ship heavy or valuable merchandise,FTL carriers can be significantly lower in cost than LTL.
- Because FTL cargo is subject to less handling than LTL, there is less risk of damage to the materials you are shipping. This is a critical thing to consider if you are shipping fragile items, valuable items, or items such as food products that are sensitive to harsh or changing environments.
- Versus rail, FTL is usually much faster and more flexible in terms of "on the fly" adjustments to delivery schedules. In addition, if your rail shipment is being transferred to a truck for final delivery, FTL can give you more flexibility and efficiency.
Reliable, Creative FRT Services
If you are currently shipping or receiving merchandise in LTL quantities but would like the economies and efficiencies of FTL shipping and logistics, please contact us now. Given our expertise in innovative optimization techniques, we can help you rethink your inbound and outbound freight operation to benefit from FTL.
Are storage space limitations preventing you from receiving full truckload shipments? If so, we can talk about storing the inbound materials in one of our transfer warehouses.
Are outbound orders going LTL because they are not quite enough to fill a semitrailer? If so, let’s explore options for incentivizing larger order quantities, or collaborating with another company to share trailers and obtain FTL service and rates.
FTL shipping is ideal for companies with steady, frequent inbound and outbound materials of like product. However, many other situations can lend themselves to efficient FTL handling. We’ll help you consider them.
Integrated FTL Shipping
With experience in intermodal shipping, we can also enable you to integrate FTL shipments with other transportation modes to optimize your supply chain. If your full truckload shipments connect with LTL shippers, rail, aircraft, barge or ship, Unyson can manage your entire shipping operation, freeing you from the complexity and effort of trying to manage multiple carriers.
In addition, consolidating logistics enables you to standardize shipping requirements across all manufacturing and warehousing facilities, and, with the Unyson software platform, allows you to view order status, performance versus KPI and other critical data in a single format — and in real time.
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If you would like more information about FTL shipping and other FTL services, or to discuss your challenges and objectives, please contact us now.