Definitions for "Less-Than-Truckload Carriers"
A LTL operation collects small shipments from local pick-ups, moves them over the road between terminals in truckloads, and breaks them up at the destination terminal, from where it makes local deliveries.
Maintain a network of freight terminals and a large staff of dock workers to handle small shipments as they are loaded and unloaded.
Trucking companies that consolidate and transport smaller (less than truckload) shipments of freight by utilizing a network of terminals and relay points.