What You Should Know About
The average weight a full truckload is between 42,000 and 44,000 pounds. However, dry vans can haul up to 45,000 pounds, or a 48 standard pallets (40” W x 48” L).
As long as a truck is packed safely and legally, much more than 44,000 lbs of product can be shipped. A 53’ dry van trailer could exceed 44,000 lbs in total weight inclusive of the actual van, fuel, driver and cargo, just as long it doesn’t exceed 80,000 lbs.
If your commodity are small pallets that can be stackable, you can fit about 48 pallets into the trailer which will save you on shipping cost.
Benefits of Full Truckload Shipping
6 Top Reasons
Lower cost for high-volume destinations. Drivers will be inclined to offer better rates to shippers with freight.
Better backhaul opportunity. Drivers need to reduce deadhead, and high-volume destinations result in more backhaul opportunities.
Full truckload is faster. Since full truckload shipments are only traveling to one destination.
Fewer touch points reduce risk which is expanded in perishable freight, full truckload reduces risk.
Drivers need to reduce deadhead, and high-volume destinations result in more backhaul opportunities.
Fewer touch points reduce risk.