Full truckload carriers transport freight weighing greater than 20,000 pounds in 48- to 53-foot trailers. When you’re transporting large quantities, using a full truckload carrier and shipping service enables you to take advantage of economies of scale. East Coast Transport makes use of FTL transportation, in particular, for perishable food products that require top-of-the-line refrigerated trucks. We ensure that our clients can easily locate a dedicated FTL trucking partner to reduce the time spent on managing shipping and receiving.
More than half of all trucking in the continental United States is done via full truckload shipping service. FTL requires that a single client has enough freight to fill an entire semi-trailer or intermodal container. Another option for clients is to use “less than truckload” or LTL freight fulfillment that allows several customers to mix freight in each container or trailer. The main advantage of full truckload carrier service is that our client’s freight is never handled after it is loaded until it is delivered at the end of its route. With this shipping method, refrigerated cargo is specially protected from the melt.