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What Is a Full Truckload (FTL)?

Understand how a Full Truckload fits into the supply chain

A full truckload is shipping that accesses an entire truck of capacity, moving directly from the warehouse to the customer (with a few possible stops in between). The type of truck utilized in a full truckload can vary and include flatbeds, temperature-controlled trucks, dry vans, heavy haulers or specialized freight. Full truckload shipments stay in the same truck from pick-up to drop-off, ensuring added safety and efficiency to the goods, as well as a savings of time.