Partial truckload shipments provide cost savings by sharing trailer space with other freight that is heading in the same direction.
Partial freight rates are determined by multiple factors, including the amount of space used, shipping lane, mileage, weight, and trailer type.
Unlike LTL freight, partial freight is typically direct and often does not pass through hubs or terminals, improving transit time.
Unlike LTL, partial freight does not require the assignment of a freight classification.
PTL's can be moved on flatbeds, step decks, and many other open deck trailers.
Flatbed partials must be at least 10 linear feet but cannot exceed 32 feet in total length. FreightZip handles flatbed shipments in excess of 32 feet as dedicated truckload.
Van partials have similar rules as flatbed partials. Shipments must be at least 10 linear feet but cannot exceed 28 feet in total length. FreightZip handles van shipments in excess of 28 feet as dedicated truckload.