Our services offer a wide array of trucking options, including precisely which type of Van trailer your shipment may require. We service most of these shipments, especially those comprising loose cartons or palletized freight, in a van trailer. Truckload service usually requires 48 or 53 foot trailers, although there are a wide variety of styles of trailer. We will frequently ask you if your palletized shipment, for example, can be stacked or not in the van trailer.
LTL (Less Than Truckload)
Sometimes you require service for shipments which do not fill a whole truckload. There are specialized carriers who provide service exclusively for this type of shipment, when you don't need the entire truck. Less-Than-Truckload or LTL trucking providers use the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to determine the class of commodities that is being shipped. The NMFC determines "Class" using a shipment and commodity's weight, density, value, stow ability and ease of handling. As an example, a 10,000 pound shipment of ball bearings will take up a smaller portion of the truck than 10,000 pounds of ping pong balls. Typically, denser freight would have a lower class than fluff freight.