Must-Know FTL Shipping Tips to Improve Your Business

In the competitive world of logistics, Full Truckload (FTL) shipping remains a cornerstone for businesses needing efficient, secure, and fast transportation of large quantities of goods. Unlike Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping, where cargo space is shared among multiple shippers, FTL allows a single shipper to use an entire truck. This article dives into practical […]

Understanding LTL Freight Classes and How They Affect Shipping Costs

Understanding LTL Freight Classes and How They Affect Shipping Costs

What are LTL Freight Classes? Each LTL freight shipment is assigned a designated freight class number which indicates characteristics of the shipment as well as its cost to ship. LTL freight classes are determined by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) which created National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) numbers. Every item shipped has its […]

When to Use Truckload vs Intermodal Freight Shipping

For shippers with enough freight to fill an entire truck, whether to transport using truckload vs intermodal is becoming a growing consideration, especially for long hauls. Intermodal transport using rail is growing in popularity due to cost savings, fuel efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, and potential speed to delivery advantages. Despite the potential advantages of intermodal […]

When To Use FTL Shipping

What Is FTL Shipping FTL shipping stands for Full Truckload (FTL) freight. FTL is used when the shipper has either a full or nearly full truckload of freight to be moved from the point of pickup to the point of delivery. A full truckload for a 48-foot or 53-foot trailer is equal to more than […]

Don’t Overlook These Key Benefits of FTL Shipping at On Track

Full-truckload freight shipping is a popular method of shipping cargo designed to accommodate full trucks, larger loads, or deliveries that are extremely time-sensitive. As a business owner, it’s imperative you have a clear understanding of FTL shipping and the key benefits offered by this form of shipping.  By understanding the key benefits, you’ll be better […]

Freight Broker vs. Carrier: Which is the Best Choice?

For companies shipping raw materials or completed goods, choosing the right shipping company for their freight is integral to their success. Options include dealing directly with a carrier or enlisting the help of a freight broker. The decision to establish a relationship with a freight broker vs. a carrier depends on several factors. What Is […]

5 Easy FTL Tips to Save Time & Money on Freight

Full truckload (FTL) shipping, in general, can represent a much more cost-efficient way to move your freight or cargo. Even though FTL freight shipping is a better value, it’s still more expensive than less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping costs. Fortunately, there are a number of smart ways to reduce your FTL freight rates and master the ins […]

5 Key FTL Best Practices Every Small Business Should Use

Full truckload freight transportation (FTL) is a popular mode of shipping where your cargo or freight is the only one on the truck. This is different from less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping where your freight shares the space with other shipments. With full truckload shipping, the entire trailer is reserved for one dedicated shipment — whether there […]

7 Key FTL FAQs Small Businesses Should Know

At On Track Freight Systems, we are the leading provider of full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses throughout the New York and New Jersey areas. Because of our strategically situated terminals, we are able to offer fast, next-day FTL and less-than-truckload deliveries throughout the metro area.  And our footprint and coverage […]

What’s the Difference Between LTL vs FTL Shipping

Less-than-truckload (LTL) and full-truckload (FTL) shipping are key cogs in virtually every business’s supply chain. While both are useful, it’s important to understand the differences between LTL and FTL shipping. Let’s take a closer look at the key differences between LTL and FTL shipping.  What Is Less-Than-Truckload Shipping?  Less-Than-Truckload freight shipping is used for moving […]