Shipments that are over four skids or 5,000 lbs. typically qualify for special volume rates. In other words, volume shipments are shipments that can be potentially better moved with carriers that consolidate shipments and deliver them in transit.
Partial truckload and volume LTL shipments are often grouped together due to many similarities between the two modes, but there are also some key differences. The major similarities between these two modes are that they are best for larger LTL shipments and are great for shippers who want to take advantage of shipping capacity within carrier networks.
The key difference between these two modes is that volume LTL shipments utilize a LTL carrier's infacstructure and network and partial truckload shipments utilize a full truckload carrier's equipment.
With over 30 years offering freight transportation services, DTS has perfected the process of procuring carriers that suit your company’s freight needs while providing the most value for your transportation spend. Volume shipments, partial TL, air freight, or expedited freight shipping, we dedicate ourselves to producing the most efficient logistics solution for your business’s unique requirements.
Our experienced teams work hard to find the right carrier to meet your specific needs on larger shipments that are not exactly a truckload but much larger than the normal LTL shipment.
Whether you're a company looking to improve one facet of your supply chain, your entire supply chain, or simply looking for a transportation and logistics consultation, we can help.