If you’re involved in the trucking and logistics sector, you’ve likely come across the acronym LTL. LTL stands for Less-Than-Truckload, a shipping mode that transports relatively small freight. Unlike Full Truckload (FTL) freight where a single shipment takes up an entire truck, LTL freight involves consolidating several smaller shipments from different shippers into one truck.
While this may seem like a simple concept, the nuances of LTL make it a vital part of our everyday logistics and supply chain ecosystem. Understanding how it works, its benefits, and how it differs from other shipping modes can help industry professionals navigate the complex world of trucking with greater ease.