ground logistics
February 8, 2021 Domestic Shipping

Everything You Need To Know About Ground Logistics

 

While shipping via air can be a convenient option for your business, traditional ground shipping methods make more sense in many instances. Ground transport tends to provide safe and affordable transportation while shipping your product consistently. Customers can also use ground logistics for short and long-distance freight and customize services to their specific needs. 

ground logistics

 

In this blog, we’ll discuss what exactly ground logistics entails and how your company may be able to benefit from this mode of transportation. Here’s everything you need to know about ground logistics. 

 

Why Choose Ground Logistics?

 

One of the best features that come with using ground logistics for your company is flexibility. If your shipment does not fill an entire truck, you can choose less-than-truckload shipping (LTL) instead of paying for space you don’t need. 

 

If you do have enough freight to fill an entire truck, full truckload shipping (FTL) is also an option. Having the ability to switch between truck sizes without paying a penalty can be world-changing for your business. 

 

Different Types of Ground Logistics at AFP Global Logistics: 

 

LTL 

 

Less-than-truckload shipping is designed for shipments ranging from 100 and 15,000 pounds. At AFP, we can get your LTL shipment delivered between 2 to 7 business days, depending on the distance.

 

FTL

 

Full truckload shipping is designed for shipments ranging from 10,000 to 45,000 pounds. Our FTL shipping services can also get your shipment delivered between 2 to 7 business days, depending on the distance.

 

Flatbed Services

 

If your shipment is oversize, we can provide the right flatbed truck. AFP Global Logistics takes care of the permitting and escorting services if needed.

 

Lowboy

 

Super wide or excessively tall loads can be a challenge, but our access to lowboy trucking options makes it easy at AFP. Permits are no problem, and if your load requires escort services, we can handle it.

 

Truck Brokerage

 

AFP Global Logistics is a licensed, bonded truck broker. Our relationships with trucking companies provide us with competitive bids to deliver specialty logistics services for you at the best price.

 

Exclusive Trucks

 

We have a nationwide network of trucking contacts, which means we can locate and hire the trucks needed to transport your shipments. Let us handle all of the details, so you don’t have to.

 

If you are looking for a trustworthy and expert logistics company that understands the ground shipping’s ins and outs, look no further than AFP Global Logistics. We provide a full range of shipping and logistics services, and our 25 years in the business have given us the tools we need to create customized logistics solutions tailored to each client’s needs. 

 

For more information or to start designing your logistic solutions today, get in touch with us at 800-274-1237, email us at info@afplus.com, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here!

 

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