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Different Types of Freight

Different types of freight

Choosing between the different types of freight services for your particular needs does not have to be a challenge. At C&D Logistics, our freight shipping experts will work with you to help you determine the best freight shipping services for your particular needs and budget. Some of the different freight options available include:

1. Less Than Truckload Freight

Less than truckload (LTL) is one of the most popular forms of freight shipping because it is an extremely cost-effective, reliable, and timely service. As an economical approach to transporting smaller items, LTL freight shipping allows businesses to combine their freight with those of other businesses, so that they do not have to pay for the cost of using the entire truckload.

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2. Full Truckload Freight

Full truckload (FTL) freight shipping uses the entire space available in the truck to carry the freight from one shipper to one location. This type of freight shipping works best for packages that require more space or additional conditions, as well as packages that need to arrive at their destination sooner.

3. Intermodal Rail Freight

Intermodal rail freight shipping can be a cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly solution for shipping bulk construction or hazardous materials. Compared to shipping by truck, shipping by rail can save you both time and money. Freight can also be shipped to most places in North America thanks to the extensive railroad systems throughout Canada and the United States.

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4. Air Freight

The fastest freight shipping option is to ship your cargo using air freight. Air freight carriers are dedicated to handling the logistics for transporting smaller packages. While air freight shipping is more expensive than other types of freight shipping, it is the best option available for shipping time sensitive and urgent shipments.

5. Ocean Freight

The most cost-effective solution for shipping freight around the globe is to use ocean freight. Freight that is shipped by boat offers a selection of transit time options, as well as options to ship by full container load (FCL) or less than container load (LCL).

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6. Expedited Freight

Expedited freight, also known as hotshot services, allow for different types of freight to be moved at a high speed. While it is not the same as guaranteed delivery, hotshot services allow for freight to be delivered on the same day. All expedited freight is handled exclusively by one carrier and is under contract to meet your specific delivery deadline.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of freight, or if you are interested in one of our freight shipping services, please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also stay up to date with the latest news by following us on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.