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Full Truck Load or FTL freight shipping service is offered through all our network of carriers. You can obtain instant quotes online or you can simply call or email your questions to us and our knowledgeable and experienced staff members will be happy to assist you with carrier quotes from many carriers that will satisfy your quest. Full truckload carriers are carriers that specialize in transporting large loads that may fill the entire truck room or a container tugged by the truck. Since the load is exclusive to one customer it is assumed that the transport involves one point of pickup and one point of delivery.

In most cases the driver arrives with the empty truck to the pickup area, the truck being loaded and when the truck load is secured in place in the truck room (or container), that occupied area is sealed and the truck proceeds directly to the consignee and delivers the freight. Full Truckload (FTL) transit time is normally constrained according to hours of service regulations and distance. Full Truckload drivers will transport freight at an average speed of 50 miles per hour.

Full truck load carriers are asked to ship a wide variety of items. Carriers will only transport specific freight because different handling equipment and insurance is needed for the different kinds of goods. There are also federal laws stating which types of freight can be shipped together in the same trailer.

Freight is generally packaged on pallets, crates and barrels, which can easily be loaded on and loaded off. Carriers have published tariffs that provide some guidance for packaging. Quotes are firm because they are based on a price offered for the occupancy of the entire space of the truck room or attached container. ShippingQuest latest technology allows you to get instant carrier quotes to compare and guides you throughout the booking process. You will then prepare your bill of lading and process your order. It is that simple!

Our powerful quote platform is free to use and one need not place a booking just to try to see what it can offer. However, once you realize the extent of monetary saving and time-related benefit, you will be tempted to try it and book. We are confident you will do just that!


 

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