Truckload shipping, often referred to as FTL (Full Truckload) shipping, is the core specialty of Sandell Transport. We boast a vast network of over 10,000 freight carriers, ensuring our ability to locate the perfect truck for your pickup and delivery requirements. It's worth noting that the greater the lead time provided, the more cost-effective the pricing could become.
Unlike Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipments that involve multiple stops at terminals, a truckload shipment typically travels directly from the pickup location to the delivery destination. This streamlined approach eliminates additional warehousing stops, reducing the risk of damage to your cargo. Consequently, truckload shipping offers a faster and more secure alternative when compared to LTL shipping.
We offer a variety of truckload shipping options to cater to your specific needs. Explore the options below or simply click the link for a prompt truckload rate quote today.
Dry Van shipping tends to be the most commonly used and mainly seen in 48' or 53' trailers. Shipments are loaded into the trailer and do not need to worry weather affecting the product. A seal is placed onto the doors after to provide proof that the load has not been tampered with.
Flatbed trailers are typically used when delivering to a job site or construction site. Unlike Dry Vans, Flatbed trailers do not have sides or a roof which allows for easy loading and unloading from the sides or from above with a crane. Flatbeds are especially useful for heavy loads, but not all Flatbeds are the same. There is a variety of different kinds.
Partial truckloads or PTL is similar to volume and LTL. Partial truckloads are used when shippers only need a portion of the truck. A trailer can have multiple freight on the truck but instead of going from terminal to terminal like LTL the truck would still take a direct route to each consignee. A PTL shipment is more cost-effective then an FTL, but finding a truck is more difficult and may take a longer lead time.
A "power-only truck" typically refers to a truck that is designed to move trailers but does not carry any cargo itself. These trucks are commonly used in the transportation industry to transport trailers from one location to another, especially when the trailer is empty or needs to be relocated.
Refrigerated or more commonly known as reefer are designed to move shipments that are perishable and need to be kept at lower temperatures. The temperature inside the trailer will be kept at the needed and requested temperature. These types of trailers are great for moving products such as food.
A tanker truck, often simply referred to as a "tanker," is a specialized type of commercial vehicle designed for transporting liquids or gases in bulk quantities. These trucks are a crucial part of the transportation industry, as they are used to transport various types of fluids, including but not limited to: liquid chemicals, petroleum products, food products, water, and bulk gases.
Intermodal shipping happens when two or more modes of transportation are used for a shipment. A common case would be using truck and rail. The shipment would be loaded on a container and then moved by truck to the railyard. It would then move by rail until it reaches close to the destination and then be moved back onto a truck to make the delivery.