Nationwide Full Truckload Services
TWW provides on-time, full truckload shipping services for businesses of all sizes and across all industries – nationwide. With these types of needs, TWW will route the trucks directly to their destination with no stops in between to ensure your cargo gets to where it is going so that its on time, every time.
What is a Full Truckload (FTL)?
A full truckload, commonly referred to as a FTL, is a shipping mode in which the entire truck is dedicated to a single shipment. There are several advantages to this mode of transportation including:
- Better shipment rates for cargo that are large enough to fill an entire shipping container or trailer’s deck space.
- Full truckloads are much less encumbered by their size or their weight restrictions.
- Transportation transit time is much shorter, as the truck has no other pickups or deliveries along the route.
- By utilizing this shipping mode, there is less chance of damage from handling – meaning the driver will not have to move the load around to fill other client’s cargo.
Truckload Equipment Options
Choose from a variety of options, including:
- Dry vans
Offer security and basic weather protection for your freight.
Using rail transportation to maximize the efficiency of long-haul freight.
- Flatbed trailers
Open trailers designed to haul products that can’t be loaded in a dry van.
- Refrigerated units
For shipping temperature-sensitive products.
- Power only
When you own or lease a trailer and need a power-only hauler to move freight.
What is the difference between FTL and LTL shipping modes?
The full truckload (or FTL) mode of transportation is for shippers that have cargo that can fill up a container or trailer and the pickup and/or delivery time is important. The less than truckload (or LTL) mode of transportation is for shippers that have cargo not able to fill up an entire trailer or container and there is flexability in the time frames for pickup and/or delivery. Typically, FTL is quicker than LTL because the shipment goes straight to the final destination while avoiding stops along the way. LTL shipments generally will make several stops before hitting their destinations. Read more about LTL shipping.
What is the maximum weight a truck can carry?
The average weight of cargo that a truck and trailer combination is generally around 42,000lbs. to 44,000lbs. A dry van, which is an enclosed trailer, are able to carry around 45,000lbs. If you want a more accurate weight, its best to defer to the driver and ask what he is comfortable hauling. Anything more than this common 45k weight would need to go on a trailer with more axles such as a removeable gooseneck (or RGN). Read more about trailer types.