Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) & Partial Truckload Solutions

Landstar Less-Than-Truckload Services

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

When you don’t have enough to fill an entire truck, we can find the less-than-truckload (LTL) solution that is right for you. Because we have access to Landstar’s 85,600 capacity providers, getting your LTL freight from point A to point B safely and on-time is a seamless process for us.

Strong relationships with Landstar’s capacity providers allow us to offer our customers custom solutions with competitive LTL shipping prices.

No matter the size of your shipment, Reno Logistics, Inc. is your single source for all of your transportation needs.

Why should I consider LTL or partial truckload shipping?

Less-than-truckload (LTL) and partial truckload shipping are suitable for various types of shipments that do not require a full truckload.

LTL consolidates cargo from multiple shippers into a single truck (think multiple packages), reducing costs and optimizing transportation for each shipper.

A partial truckload shipment would be a better option if you have more than four pallets or 5,000 lbs. of cargo. Unlike LTL, partial truckload shipping involves a dedicated space on the truck for your freight. The cargo is not mixed with shipments from other shippers, but it might share a truck with other shippers. And partial truckloads aren’t limited to semi-trucks and vans. At Reno Logistics, we can utilize flatbeds and other equipment to best fit your unique needs.

Some examples of cargo that commonly use LTL shipping include:

Small Shipments: LTL is ideal for small shipments that don't fill an entire truck but are larger than what would be considered a parcel. This includes shipments such as partial pallets or crates.

Regional or Local Distribution: For businesses with regional or local distribution needs, LTL is a cost-effective choice to serve specific geographic areas without the expense of a full truckload.

Just-in-Time Inventory: Companies using just-in-time inventory management may use LTL to ensure timely deliveries of smaller quantities, reducing storage costs.

Retail Goods: LTL is often used for retail shipments, such as clothing, electronics, or home goods, where individual retailers may not require a full truckload.

Manufacturing Components: Smaller quantities of manufacturing components, parts, or raw materials can be efficiently shipped using LTL services.

Fragile or High-Value Items: LTL is a preferred choice for fragile or high-value cargo, as it minimizes handling and reduces the risk of damage during transit.

Healthcare Products: LTL is suitable for shipping smaller quantities of medical supplies, equipment, or pharmaceuticals.

Printed Materials: Companies transporting printed materials, such as books, magazines, or marketing materials, often use LTL.

LTL and partial truckload shipping is advantageous for a wide range of cargo types, especially when the cost savings from sharing space in a truck, reduced handling, and efficient distribution outweigh the need for dedicated, full-truck transport. It allows shippers to maximize cost-efficiency and maintain flexibility in transporting smaller or irregularly shaped loads.