Full Truckload and LTL Shipping in Houston

Derby Logistics is proud to offer LTL shipping nationwide and based in Houston, TX. While full truckload (FTL) services are quite clear, the term LTL refers to “less-than-truckload.” In short, LTL refers to a shipment that does not require a full trailer. 

In essence, LTL shipping is the transportation of freight that only occupies a portion of a trailer. This allows multiple shippers to share space on one truck, only paying for the space they use. In turn, this reduces costs and makes LTL a more cost-effective method for shipping freight. 

Many carriers and logistics companies offer LTL services. At Derby Logistics, we offer a full range of logistics services that make your supply chain more efficient. Products move through a variety of points by means of different transportation: 

  • Air 
  • Water 
  • Truck

In the U.S., the low cost of moving goods by truck offers shippers an increased level of flexibility due to its relatively low costs. 

Two Modes of Trucking Services 

At Derby Logistic we offer to modes of trucking services.

  • Full Truckload Shipments
  • Less Than Truckload Shipping

In FTL services, our carrier moves full containers or trucks of one good for one customer. LTL shipping offers a more cost-efficient method of shipping by moving goods from multiple customers on one truck.

LTL shipments have an increased transit time, making it a great option for shipments with flexible delivery times. Depending on the freight and delivery requirements of your shipment, Derby Logistics can recommend and manage the best mode of shipping for your company.


What’s the Difference Between FTL and LTL Shipping? 

Each of these methods has benefits. The main factor that determines the difference is the freight details. 

  • Weight 
  • Size 
  • Distance 

Oftentimes, companies consider full truckload services when the freight exceeds 15,000 pounds or when it requires more than 24 feet of trailer. When the delivery distance is under 500 miles, FTL may work for shipments under 15,000 pounds that occupy less than 24 feet of space. FTL is also an option for goods that are time-sensitive because it can take a more direct route. 


FTL and LTL Freight Shipping at Derby Logistics 

Derby Logistics team of experts work directly with customers and other agencies in the supply chain to offer competitive rates, create Bill of Lading (BOL), and cover the delivery process from start to finish. We utilize a variety of best practices to ensure efficient shipping. Our experienced team will work with you to provide assistance throughout the process. 

Before goods reach the final destination, they might be processed several times. To minimize the likelihood of damage, load goods on pallets or crates. In order to fully prepare the shipment, carefully study the dimensions, packaging and marking, documentation, and the loading and unloading of the cargo. 


Contact Us for FTL and LTL Shipping 

To work with Derby Logistics, contact us online or call 832-775-6999. Our team will contact you to answer any questions you might have about our trucking or transload warehouse services. At Derby Logistics, we strive to provide personalized service to every client.

As an LTL freight carrier, we want to create a mutually beneficial relationship with everyone who utilizes our services. Together, we can create an efficient and cost-effective process. Contact us today for a full or less than truckload freight quote