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			Less Than Truckload - 




A shipment in which the freight does not completely fill the trailer or container; or a particular consignor's freight when combined with others to produce a full truckload or full container load. 




 Acronym: LTL





 Reference: less than container load,





	
	
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Less Than Truckload (1) - A quantity of freight less than that required for the application of a truckload (TL) rate; usually less than 10,000 pounds. Acronym: LTL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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LTL Carrier - Trucking company which consolidates less-than-truckload cargo for multiple destinations on one vehicle. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Relay - Common practice in the less-than-truckload industry, in which one driver takes a truck for 8 to 10 hours, then turns the truck over to another driver, pony express style. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Relay Driving - Common practice in the less-than-truckload industry, in which one driver takes a truck for 8 to 10 hours, then turns the truck over to another driver, pony express style. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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TL Carrier - Trucking company which dedicates trailers to a single shipper's cargo, as opposed to an LTL (Less Than Truckload) carrier which transports the consolidated cargo of several shippers and makes multiple deliveries. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Truckload - A shipment in which the freight completly fills the trailer or container. Acronym: TL

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Truckload (1) - The quantity of freight required to fill a trailer; usually more than 10,000 pounds. Acronym: TL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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