Less than Truckload

Break free of traditional LTL shipping

Discover more options for faster LTL shipping that see 5.7x less damage.

What makes Flock’s LTL service different?

Our various modes give you an open-ended way to ship, because more LTL shipping options means more power to you. Ship freight LTL or swap to shared truckload (STL).


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Book LTL in minutes.

Instantly book your LTL shipments online using the Flock platform—without speaking to a representative.


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Make empowered business decisions by knowing your LTL freight’s exact whereabouts and delivery dates.

LTL vs FlockDirect® Shared Truckload (STL)

At Flock we offer multiple modes. Here are some things to think about when deciding between LTL and STL.

LTL is a great choice when:

  • You have 1 to 3 pallets of freight
  • Moving your freight on and off a truck multiple times poses minimal risk of damage
  • Your in no rush to get your goods to the destination
  • Add-on fees don't get you in hot water with your financing team

FlockDirect® is better when:

  • You have between 4 pallets and 20 pallets
  • Your freight has a high risk of damage when moving on and off a truck
  • Having a set delivery date is important to you
  • You want the price you were quoted without hidden fees


What is less than truckload freight shipping?

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping involves transporting smaller shipments that do not fill an entire truck. It consolidates multiple shipments from different customers, reducing costs compared to truckload and allowing flexibility for smaller quantity shipments.

What qualifies as LTL?

LTL shipments typically range from 150 to 20,000 pounds or occupy a space less than half a truckload. They consist of smaller shipments that don’t require a full trailer for transportation.

What is the difference between truckload and less-than-truckload freight shipping?

Truckload shipping fills an entire truck with a single shipment, ideal for large quantities or bulk items. Less-than-truckload (LTL) consolidates smaller shipments from multiple customers. Choose truckload for larger volumes and cost efficiency or LTL for smaller quantities and flexibility in shipping.

What is the difference between PTL and LTL?

PTL (Partial Truckload) shipping falls between LTL and Full Truckload. PTL utilizes a portion of the truck’s capacity for larger shipments that don’t require an entire truck but exceed LTL quantities. It offers less risk of damage compared to LTL and less cost compared to FTL.