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How to choose the right carrier
A business owner needs to understand how important it is to select the right carrier to transport his goods. A shipment which is not dealt with correctly can lead to damage, lost goods or in general, delays. On this page, we discuss the roles of LTL, PTL and FTL freight carriers and how to choose one depending on your transport needs, budget and time.
Ship with LTL carriers
LTL shipping stands for less than truckload. This means the shipment that gets loaded into the truck does not take up the entire space within the truck. This type of freight shipping combines different shipments from multiple customers stopping to various destinations. These type of shipments can weigh from 65kg to approx. 9,000kg. If your shipment takes up two-thirds of the space in the truck, then you pay the LTL carrier only for that empty capacity.
- You cover the costs only for the space you use and not for the entire truck
- Recommended if you don’t plan to ship goods in large quantities
- LTL shipping require several stops, thus taking longer to reach the destination
- Great choice for smaller companies
Ship with PTL carriers
PTL shipping can be considered an option under very specific circumstances – for instance, if a shipper needs significant space inside the truck but without filling it entirely. In this context, finding a PTL carrier is ideal if you require more volume than you would normally need for LTL shipping but still not enough for a full truckload. PTL freight companies use the same truck for the pick-up and the delivery of the shipment, thus making the transportation faster than LTL shipping.
- Shipments are being picked-up and delivered by the same truck
- No need to declare the class of your shipment
- Not all shipping companies offer partial truckload services
- Suitable for small-medium businesses
Ship with FTL carriers
You should use an FTL carrier if you have more than ten pallets to ship. The shipment stays in the same truck from pick-up to delivery. This makes it the most efficient method of transportation, especially if it is used by companies that need to transport goods in large quantities. The transit time is less, as there are no unloading stops except for the delivery point.
- Preferable for shipments that require fast transportation
- The best option for large shipments and fragile goods
- Aimed mainly at established companies with a big shipping budget
- Companies transporting goods in large quantities
Freight carriers request different prices for the same transport
Pricing can vary greatly from one carrier to another and of course, depending on the nature of your shipment, distance, and transport conditions. Even a carrier who has already formed solid and trustworthy relationships with their clients will renegotiate prices once in a while. To avoid spending more or in general just wasting time negotiating, you should use a digital freight platform like Saloodo!, who already connects you with verified freight companies.
Saloodo! helps you find the right freight carriers
- Saloodo!’s vetting process ensures your shipment will get transported by reliable and trustworthy road freight carriers
- You can forget about lengthy phone calls and difficulty in comparing prices slowing down your daily operations
- No need to worry about lack of transparency, as transport companies need to provide all the necessary documentation to complete the registration
- You can track your shipment in real-time, from pick-up to delivery
- One single point of contact for all your inquiries or questions
Other questions to consider when it comes to freight shipping
- Is LTL, PTL or FTL shipping more suitable for my transport?
- Is it better to choose a digital freight platform or negotiate?
- Is it better to consolidate my freight into one unit or multiple pallets? How will this affect the overall cost?
- Are there any special requirements when it comes to how my shipment needs to be loaded and unloaded?
- Who are the contact persons at the pick-up and the drop-off locations?
Choose the right freight carriers with Saloodo!
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''We are a small company and do not ship pallets regularly, which is why we have to pay high prices to most shipping companies. Thanks to Saloodo! we have now been able to reduce our transport costs considerably. The handling is uncomplicated, the offer price is displayed within a short time and with a few clicks everything is done. The payment runs safely via PayPal. All previous orders were executed on time and to our satisfaction. Invoice and freight note are made available for download on the platform. We can only recommend Saloodo! to others! Many thanks for that!"
„One of the positive surprises in the cooperation with Saloodo! is definitely the fast payment of freight invoices as well as the easy handling of the platform, which enables us to process the transport order quickly.“
„Saloodo! is the ideal platform for us. Especially because we ship pallets irregularly. The platform is easy to operate. The offers can be received in a few minutes. With Saloodo! we were able to significantly reduce our shipping costs. So far we are very satisfied with the process and can only recommend Saloodo! to others.“
Marlo Expeditie BV
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HUECK Rheinische GmbH
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DHL Freight GmbH
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''Since I had to organize transports irregularly, I had also no firm forwarding agent. When I got to the homepage of Saloodo! over a year ago, I was skeptical at first. Nevertheless, I quickly registered with a few clicks and stopped the first transport - Zack, the first offer came and others followed. I was totally thrilled! I chose the best offer and everything went great. Today Saloodo! is my only point of contact for my transports. I am always offered professional and economical transport solutions. I have had very good experiences throughout. Even with difficult transports, the support is fast, friendly and very competent."
Smets Cargo Handling
“We have been using Saloodo! for a long time and have been very enthusiastic since day one. It helps us a lot to use our vehicles even better and to reduce empty runs. Saloodo! is constantly being expanded and suggestions for improvement and criticism are very well received and quickly implemented.”
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''I appreciate how simple Saloodo! is. You can arrange for your goods to be transported within a few clicks and at the same time, choose the most cost-effective provider. Before we came across Saloodo!, we worked with fixed-rate freight forwarders. Thanks to Saloodo!, we were able to drastically reduce our shipping costs. We use Saloodo! and this is why we can also recommend it to our business partners."
"I can recommend the Saloodo! platform without restrictions! Very attractive loads and competitive prices. At Saloodo! I find many interesting orders for standard trucks and light trucks. The site is very clear and easy to use. Good contact to the dispatchers of Saloodo! I have been working with them without any problems for over half a year now".
"Saloodo! is a unique way for us to get shipments across the EU. It's easy and comfortable to work with – quick payment and ideal contact between Saloodo! and their customers. We as a forwarder are very happy to be part of this community and will work together with it to grow."
“The Saloodo's platform is a very useful tool for our everyday work. Notifications about new interesting offers can't let us miss the chance to find a shipment. Support is always ready to help in solving problems and the way of finalizing transactions is very simple.”
Ahlfeldt Print UG
''Everything went well, the delivery was picked up on time, and most importantly, it was a super punctual delivery. The Saloodo! customer service staff are also very helpful and friendly. We will be happy to order the next transports via Saloodo! again. Thank you very much!"
Weyer Logistik GmbH
"Thanks to Saloodo!, I now receive freight queries which I would not have received otherwise. Through the platform, Saloodo! allows us to plan truck routes at an early stage. Best is how the process handles our delivery data. Scan, print credit and that's all - it could not be easier than that!"
''Saloodo! is really easy to use. Just select what you want to ship, enter the pickup & delivery addresses and then wait for offers. This saves a lot of time and money. Before we worked with Saloodo!, we had a freight forwarder with whom we placed all freight orders - no matter the cost."