Full Truckload Shipping
We can help take the headaches of full truckload (FTL) shipping off your plate. That includes sourcing capacity, scheduling appointments, optimizing routes, troubleshooting issues, tracking orders, and overall management of your shipments.
Additionally, our vast carrier base is uniquely qualified to meet your transportation needs and our specialized operational teams have institutional expertise to help you deliver on challenging retail service demands.
Order Visibility and Freight Tracking
With our Summit tool and automated shipment updates, Zipline Logistics’ customers gain real-time visibility to the location and status of their orders. Our proprietary track-and-trace platform lets you follow the route your freight takes, providing check-in notes and details along the way. Never again wonder about the status of your shipment.
FTL Freight Shipping 101
Full truckload (FTL) shipping refers to the use of a dedicated truck to move a shipment from one point to another. It can refer to both dry vans and refrigerated equipment.
Dry Van –Used when transporting goods that don’t need to be kept within a specific temperature range. Great for any shelf-stable product.
- Equipment size – 53’ or 48’
- Door types – swing, roll up, and lift gate
Temp Control/Refrigerated (Reefer) – Used when transporting freight that must be kept at a specific temperature to prevent spoilage or breakage. Great for food and beverage products.
Truckload is most often used when a shipper has enough freight to fill an entire semi, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. There are numerous benefits to truckload that make it appealing over other modes, even for smaller shipments.
Traditional Uses for Truckload
- Orders that are 10 pallets or more
- Shipments exceeding 15,000 pounds