What are linear feet? What are linear meters?
A linear foot or a linear meter are, as they sound like, a foot or a meter in a line – a length of 1 foot or 1 meter. 5 linear meters describe a line 5 meters long.
In the field of transport, these linear meters or feet are used as a measurement of how much space is used in a truck. This linear footage or meters measurement is used notably for the pricing of LTL partload or LTL volume services.
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When moving cargo by road, you will often have to decide between using a Full Truckload (FTL) service or a Less Than Truckload (LTL) one.
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Many factors are taken into account when making this decision, but before we review a few of them, let’s first define and highlight the main differences between TL and LTL.
A graphic of some ground transport equipment transport which we use in our logistics eLearnings and training courses.
From top to bottom: van, straight truck, container chassis, flatbed, curtainsider semi-trailer, a jumbo trailer combination, a larger road train, a low loader – heavy duty trailer, a commonly used North American tractor.
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