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What is LTL

The partial load of a truck is called LTL (Less Than Truckload). In order to ensure that transportation is profitable, additional partial loads are generally required for trucks with low loads. Combined shipments can also be an alternative instead of partial loads.

Although it is theoretically possible for the shipper to earn more money with a large number of partial loads compared to a complete load of the same weight and volume, the waiting times that may occur at each new load loading and unloading point can lead to a significant extension of the total transportation time. Therefore, for urgent loads that need to arrive on time, it is also possible for a truck to travel a certain route with its load capacity incomplete, carrying only partial loads.

The partial load of a container is expressed as LCL (Less Than Truckload).

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