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WHAT ARE TRUCKING COMPANIES?

Trucking companies transport freight. Trucking companies typically specialize in one of three types of freight shipping service.

  1. LTL - Less-than-Truckload
  2. TL - Full Truckload
  3. Partial Truckload

As a third party logistics brokerage (3PL) since 1998, FreightCenter maintains relationships with hundreds of trucking companies nationwide to ensure that the services our customers need are always available to them.

Trucking companies are often defined by the distances their trucks travel and the services they offer.

HOW DISTANCE PLAYS A PART

There are two broad trucking categories based on distance: 

  • Long haul trucking companies—offer freight services that make it possible to transport goods long distances, typically across the country.
  • Short haul trucking—involves the pickup and delivery of goods within a short distance.

HOW CAPACITY PLAYS A PART

Another way to define a trucking company is dependent on the capacity requirements of the truck’s trailer. The most common types of trucking companies are those that specialize in LTL freight services. This means they require less than the full capacity of the trailer. They pick up freight from several customers, haul it to a freight hub and then reload the truck with other LTL goods that are being transported to the same general location.

Trucking companies may also specialize in truckload freight services. Truckload shipping requires the transportation of freight that takes up an entire trailer. Truckload shipments usually go from origin to destination without stopping at a freight hub. This means there’s less handling of the freight.

FreightCenter keeps the customer in mind when it chooses which trucking companies it works with to give you a wide range of service options and price points. When you place an order, our freight experts are trained to consider the type of shipping required, rates, types of guarantees that are included, timeliness of delivery and more to make sure the carrier chosen will meet the specific needs for your shipment.

LET FREIGHTCENTER HELP

Searching for the right trucking companies to move your freight can be tough, with the large amount of local, regional, and national truck carriers out there. FreightCenter helps make freight shipping simple, finding you the safest, reliable trucking companies every time you ship. Our U.S. trucking companies are licensed and insured to carry freight safely and efficiently across the country, no matter the size or type of freight you need to ship. Plus, with the high volume of freight we move, we will work to get you the best freight rates possible.

Instantly compare freight rates and trucking services for individuals, small businesseslarge corporations, local, state and federal agencies as well as the United States Military. Whether you're shipping in MontanaHawaiiConnecticut, or Virginia, we've got you covered.

To get started call us at 800.716.7608 to speak to one of our expert freight agents, or get started on your quick quote.

 

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