Full Truckload or Less Than Truckload – TL/FTL or LTL

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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.
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.

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What is a 4PL?

4P pyramid icon four our article on fourth party logistics

The 4PL term – short for fourth party logistics – dates back to 1996 and was coined by Accenture who defined a 4PL as:

“A supply chain integrator that assembles and manages the resources, capabilities, and technology of its own organization with those of complementary service providers to deliver a comprehensive supply chain solution.” 

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