What is land freight
Movement of cargo from point A to point B by road through trucks or railway is called as Land freight forwarding.
What are the types of land shipments
There are major types of shipment movement involved in Land freight forwarding. One is LTL shipments ( Less than Truck Load) that moves cargo with a weight of between 150 and 15,000 pounds. Efficient for domestic and international land freight shipments that occupy less than 24 feet of the space and is not more than 5 pallets.
Then there is FTL (Full Truck Load
) where the truck’s trailer carries only one shipment in bulk. The entire space is reserved for one dedicated shipment. This type of trucking has several benefits which include
Cheaper compared to LTL trucking.
The shipments get to the destination quickly as there are no other stopovers in between.
Less handling which means fewer chances of goods getting damaged
Container trucking is one more type of shipment mode where the containers between the loading site and the container port (or yard) are moved.
Heavy-lift cargo trucking is the one which is moved by heavy-duty trailers specially made to handle cargo of any dimension and weight.
How land freight works
Land freight services are steady and flexible, safe and practical. Most of the products that are transported include FMCG, Refrigerated Food and perishable products, Pharmaceutical and medical products, Hazardous and non-hazardous solids and liquids, chemicals, dangerous goods, heavy equipment and machinery, construction materials such as sand, rocks, asphalt and steel.
Most of the LTL system works follow this process.
The shipment is collected first from point A. Point A is shipper’s loading site. The shipment is then delivered to the service provider or third party warehouse. The shipment is then sorted and put together with other loads whose destination is the same. The same process goes on till the shipment is reached the recipient location.
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