When is the last time you asked yourself if you are getting the best deal for your partial truckload freight? In the past, it has been common practice for shippers to book multiple partial shipments independently. However, optimizing and consolidating partial shipments that are destined for the same geographic regions could save shippers time and money.
Partials are large or heavy shipments and typically fall between the size of traditional less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload shipments. Generally speaking, more than 5 pallets or 5,000 lbs of material, but less than 25 feet of trailer space, or 25,000 lbs of material, is commonly considered a partial shipment.
Increased complexities and advanced technology across the LTL industry has prompted many shippers to search for ways to optimize their freight. Here’s some background:
Consolidating partial shipments on regional lanes can solve shippers headaches while saving time and money. Consolidating freight can help decrease handling, transit time, classification errors, as well as weight and dimension discrepancies.
Shipping via multi-stop truckload can also provide peace of mind since freight remains on the truck, rather than continuously being offloaded and re-loaded. Additionally, shippers also typically benefit from transportation savings by converting multiple LTL partials to a full truckload.
With the use of our state-of-the-art technology, PEAK, and our team of logistics experts, shippers can more easily identify lanes where partials can be combined to create multi-stop truckloads. Our Mode Optimization solutions stretch far beyond optimizing partials into multi-stop truckloads and extend across every mode of transportation. With decades of experience in re-engineering supply chains, our team has the knowledge and tools to help you reach new heights in supply chain excellence.
Please contact us today or speak to an Ascent Global Logistics representative directly. Our team can help you achieve peak logistics performance.