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Unishippers Guide to Comparing Freight Service Types
LTL vs FTL Freight

LTL vs. FTL Freight: What’s the difference?

Learn the key differences between the two main types of freight shipping: less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) freight.
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Unishippers' Guide To Comparing Freight Service Types

With tens of thousands of freight carriers between less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) providers – each with different services, shipping lanes, fleet sizes and specializations – navigating all the options takes some know-how. Of course, selecting the right carrier and freight shipping service is critical to a successful shipment. We want to bridge the knowledge gap between shippers and carrier services so businesses can make smarter decisions.

Download the Unishippers Guide to Comparing Freight Service Types for a simple, thorough breakdown of the 10 most commonly used carrier services.

The guide covers:

  • Standard guaranteed shipments
  • Day- and time-specific critical guaranteed shipments
  • Cross-border freight
  • Air freight
  • Ocean freight
  • Reverse logistics
  • Sealed divider service
  • Tradeshow service
  • Retail shipping
  • Hazmat shipping

By pairing your pallets with the right freight service, you’re putting shipments in a position to meet deadlines while keeping costs low. To help you make these connections, our guide offers context that distinguishes all the options above, including:

  • Shipment pickups and delivery windows
  • Service guarantees
  • Cost considerations
  • Special requirements and service restrictions
  • Security and freight protection

Make the right choice

Downloading our guide will help you better understand your shipment from a carrier’s viewpoint. But, sometimes shipments aren’t so cut and dry. Unishippers helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with everything from building a shipping strategy to day-to-day decisions. Contact us to learn more about how we bridge the gap between shippers and carriers.