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What are different types of freight Shipping Modes?

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You may understand the types of shipping modes by the following given an explanation - 1) Less than truckload: Also referred to as LTL, less than truckload is designed for shipments larger than parcel but not large enough to require the space of a full truckload trailer. LTL is typically used for shipments between 150 and 15,000 pounds. 2) Full truckload: Full truckload involves moving bulk or pallet loads that are large enough to justify the use of an entire semi-trailer, typically more than 15,000 pounds. Full truckload can be more cost effective and reduce the opportunity for freight damage with less handling than LTL. 3) Partial truckload: Partial truckload gives you the option to split the cost of a truck with other shippers, often resulting in cost savings. A partial truckload is a good option if your shipment is over 5,000 pounds or 6 pallets. 4) Intermodal: Intermodal shipping typically refers to shipping with a combination of rail and truck. However, it can involve a variety of transportation modes including rail, trucks or ships to streamline the shipping process. 5) Expedited: Expedited freight refers to time-critical shipments in which freight has to be delivered quickly. Expedited freight is most often transported by truck or air.


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