Full Load Freight Services
Full truckload (FTL) or full container load (FCL) shipping, depending on the needs and the mode of transport. Simply put, a full load is anything that is shipped by truck, train, plane or ship and fills the vehicle/container or reaches the allowable height/weight.
A few parameters for you to consider with your load:
- Most full loads shipped by truck via flatbeds or step decks can’t exceed 49,000 pounds. Flatbeds, a standard choice for concrete, granite, pipe and lumber shipments (among many others), generally run between 45 and 48 feet long and 102 feet wide. Full loads can’t exceed a height of 9 feet. Step decks are often the choice to haul machinery like tractors, forklifts, excavators, backhoes, etc., simply because the deck is lower and the load is allowed more height than on a flatbed – a little over 10 feet on step deck loads. Tarps can be provided for these open-air loads if requested.
- Those needing to ship items such as food, electronics, furniture and other items that need protection from the elements are likely to choose dry van shipping. These full loads generally are limited to 45,000 pounds, with these trailers ranging in size from 48-53 feet in length.
- We also offer refrigerated trailers, which generally are the same size as our dry van options but (obviously) these will keep your items such as meat, produce, dairy, seafood, poultry, etc., cold for the duration. These trailers can ship cold or frozen and will stay at a controlled temperature.