LTL? Freight shipping? Air Freight?
Learn the differences and get your shipment from A to B as efficiently as possible.
There are many different types of shipping companies to help complete shipments
These companies or individuals generally just make arrangements for shipping to happen, and do not take possession of any shipments. They do not have the ability to use airplane to ship. They take a fee on top of the shipment cost for arranging the shipment. It is very important to know if your shipment is getting double brokered as this just creates inefficiencies as well as higher costs.
Full Truckload (FTL)
These companies take full trucks with different types of equipment from origin to Destination
Air Freight Forwarders
These companies have the permits to be able to ship item(s) by airplane, as well as the ability to ship all other ways. They handle all the regulations necessary to complete a shipment. They take a fee for arranging the shipment.
These companies generally take control of the shipment and actually use their assets to move the shipment to where it needs to go
These companies generally use their own assets to truck partial shipments. They have many customers that they fill up trucks in different locations to do a part or all of the shipping needs
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