Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

FTL Freight

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Aug 9, 2018 1:46:38 PM

FTL stands for Full TruckLoad, or shipments that reserve an entire 18-wheeler or 53 ft. trailer for shipment.  FTL freight doesn’t denote how far it’s going or what it is inside the truck — just that one shipment is using up all of the space in the truck, and the driver only has to make one stop to empty the materials inside.  This is in comparison to LTL freight (Less than TruckLoad), where individual pallets are shipping to multiple locations, and a driver will need to make a number of delivery stops on his route.