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Advantages of LTL and FTL

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Before companies choose the way to ship goods to customers, they must consider factors such as destination, availability, delivery urgency, temperature etc.

Transport, whether less than truck load or full truck load is implementing profitable strategies for example, some companies are taking advantage of backhauling, which consists of planning a return route to avoid having an empty vehicle on its way back. That will save fuel, time, and it will benefit the environment.

Full Truck Load (FTL)

FTL is a type of freight containing goods from one company only. This option is perfect when you want to ship 10 to 24 pallets or high risk and urgent shipments.

Goods shipped via FTL are less probable of being damaged because there are no stops along the way and just a few contact points.

Main Advantages:

  • Faster because there are no transfers.
  • More load capacity.
  • Exclusive use of the unit.
  • More effective for large shipments.
  • The shipped goods never leave the unit until they arrive at destination, which keeps them safe.

Less than Truck Load (LTL)

Usually, freighters combine partial loads to complete a full truck load; in other words, they offer loads consolidation services (LTL).

If shipments are headed to the same destination, consolidating freight combines the shipment of LTL and parcels to save time and money.

Backhauling or backloading in LTL services helps plan return trips and trace routes to guarantee the shipment is transported in each of the truck’s route sections.

Main advantages:

  • Lowers the inventory of slow-moving merchandise and warehouse expenses.
  • In some countries, customs procedures move faster because they are carried out only at the point of origin and at destination, not at the border.
  • By consolidating loads, fewer controllers are needed.
  • Cheaper for recurring shipments.

The cost for LTL shipments depends on the distance, volume, weight, type of freight, and additional services such as internal pickup, and arrival notifications.

Sometimes, it is difficult to choose the type of transport we need; however, there are technology platforms such as Transportation Management Systems (TMS) that help us plan and schedule full and consolidated shipments depending on the demand. There even are some cloud based TMS that let us combine different freighters, which allow us to compare costs, capacities, and insurance in real time.

The History behind Boekestijn Transport

Since our establishment, we specialise in many areas of the logistics sector. We offer an all-in-one service and promise the highest level of standards, while limiting the cost.
This complete solution makes us stand out from our competitors
Contact us for more information.

Boekestijn Timeline

Questions? We have your answers.

How do you transport High Value Loads?

All high value loads are transported under strict internal policies. It is standard working practice to have panic buttons, electro locking systems on our trailers, motion sensors, acoustic alarms, predefined routing and in-house 24/7 monitoring.

Can I transport commodities at different temperatures in the one truck?

Multi Temperature means that you can divide your loading space into several temperature compartments with a different temperature range in each part - For example: The first half of the trailer is set up for 2-8 degrees, we put a wall in between, so the other half can be set up for 15-25 degrees

Are all your drivers ADR Trained?

Yes, our drivers follow annual ADR training and our entire fleet is also equipped with the latest up-to-date ADR equipment

Is Boekestijn Transport Multilingual?

Boekestijn control tower is in operation 24/7 and is located in Poznan PL. The main language we use is English but our colleagues can speak various languages such as FR, DE, ESP, RU,UA.

How do you implement GDP training?

Office employees as well as our drivers are obliged to have GDP training annually. This falls under the control of our Boekestijn Quality department and we use a Learning Management System.

Do you provide Double Teams?

We operate Double Teams in order to make our transit time shorter and to ensure the highest security standards. If the drivers need to take a break, approved secure parking is used.