Why choose a Full Truck Load Freight allocation?
It is all about speed and timing when you are in the logistics industry and there can’t be an any better time than the present with E-commerce logistics governing the world. With more and more customers resorting to online purchases it is the need of the hour for shippers to deliver the products even on the same day of the order.
That’s not all logistics companies have to be constantly in the fore to employ all possible means to reduce risks. It is all about making the optimal use of the existing resources at the prescribed time constraint. The logistics scenario has changed to a great extent and gone are those days where shippers had to hold their freight in one location and wait until they received enough shipments to fill in their truckload to a specific destination. It is a different ball game today with many e-commerce platforms promising their customers same-day and next-day deliveries.
The requirements of customers have changed drastically and shippers must accommodate this shift in the customer’s mindsets. To meet this demand for such immediate delivery options Full truckload freight allocation is one of the most cost-effective solutions.
What is Full Truckload Allocation?
Also known as FTL, full truckload allocation refers to the mode of transport where the shipper has enough stock which is scheduled for a specific destination to fill up the entire truckload.
It should be noted here that a shipment may be classified as FTL if the retailer or manufacturer has decided to allocate an entire truck for its transportation of even a partial cargo.
Having said that an FTL does come with certain important challenges that have to be considered and tacked with strategic planning. One of the inherent concern is of transporting sensitive goods. In such cases, the schedules have to be perfectly planned and one has to be assured that the truck has enough room to accommodate the entire cargo rather than send them in bits and pieces.
The features of the truck is also a very big element to be considered as if the truck doesnt thave the capabilities of proper temperature control or other safety measures.
There is also a chance of a truck having too much space as an unfilled truck may lend to chances of unsecured products being jostled around that can cause possible damages to the goods. Read further as we evaluate some of the benefits of a Full Truck Load.
FTL can be far less expensive than LTL as if a shipment has enough freight to fill the truck and that too with a single destination then you save on a lot of costs. One of the reasons being the with a non-stop travel of your goods the truck will require far lesser gas and lesser wear and tear of the truck. All fo this contributes to lesser expenses and overheads.
Good for sensitive transit:
FTL is always the best choice of trucking when your goods are sensitive. One of the key reasons being that there are lesser stoppages and the number of people involved in handling your cargo is to the minimum possible as the entire truck is dedicated to one party.
Speed of delivery:
If you are going with Less Than Truckload mode of trucking then it goes without saying that you will have to pay only for space your cargo occupies, but you are compromising on reliability of transit time. An FTL guarantees the movement of your cargo immediately when it is filled and does not have to wait for any other entities’ cargos for it to be filled. Moreover, as there is only a single destination it takes away any intermediary stoppages as the entire truck is scheduled for a single end stoppage.
It is a difficult task to access your requirements to decide whether to go in for LTL or FTL. In an age of same-day deliveries, this choice has to be made right as one cannot compromise on losing customers.
Get in touch with Global Consol for all your E-Commerce Logistics requirements as we can provide you with the best cost-effective transportation for your goods.